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post #1 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Soft Top Plastic

Hey guys!

I was just wondering what everyone uses to clean their plastic windows on the soft top. Any way to get rid of little scratches that have occurred?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 10:20 AM
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I use Plexus on the windows.
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 11:04 AM
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I've heard/read that "pledge" does wonders to get streaks out, but I use a spray bottle with water, so it still looks like I "drive it like a Jeep".

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post #4 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 11:08 AM
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Get some plastic polish and use it regularly. I got mothers at Wally world and it worked really well. Then get some 303 for your top. You can use it on the windows also. It won't buff out scratches but is great for a cleaner protector. You can use that stuff on just about everything.

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post #5 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 12:57 PM
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Whatever you get, make sure it does not have ammonia. Fine for glass. Bad for plastic.

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Out of all the products I've tried in the past, pledge works the best.
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post #7 of 15 Old 08-06-2012, 05:34 AM
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I just use soap an water when washing the jeep.

My windows look like poop but I don't care cause it's the summer ones. They spend more time in my garage than on the jeep

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post #8 of 15 Old 08-06-2012, 11:26 AM
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I use pledge muti surface and a microfiber towel..makes them look like new. It won't take scratches out...you'll need a different product for that.
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-06-2012, 11:45 AM
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I use the zippers and remove them when it's nice out!!! lol.
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-06-2012, 01:00 PM
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if your driving with the softop and windows in, there is a serious problem!
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post #11 of 15 Old 08-06-2012, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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if your driving with the softop and windows in, there is a serious problem!
Given my lack of a hardtop and my living in Canada, it would get a little bit cold during the fall/winter no?

EDIT : I see you're in Canada as well though! Even quite colder than me :P But again, lack of hardtop means windows every once in a while.
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-06-2012, 07:34 PM
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Given my lack of a hardtop and my living in Canada, it would get a little bit cold during the fall/winter no?

EDIT : I see you're in Canada as well though! Even quite colder than me :P But again, lack of hardtop means windows every once in a while.


ahh now it makes 100% sense, i left the softop on a little longer into winter last year, plastic windows & canadian winter do not mix one bit....luckily i have a hardtop for our pesky winters
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-08-2012, 12:48 PM
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Here's the "official" version from the 2011 JK Owner Manual:
Care Of Fabric Top Windows
CAUTION!
Your vehicle’s fabric top has pliable plastic windows
which can be scratched unless special care is taken by
following these directions:
1. Never use a dry cloth to remove dust. Instead, use a
microfiber towel or soft cotton cloth moistened with
cold or warm, clean water, and wipe across the window,
not up and down. MOPAR Jeep Soft Glass Window
Cleaner or equivalent will safely clean all plastic windows
without scratching. It removes fine scratches to
improve visibility and provides UV protection to help
prevent yellowing.
2. When washing, never use hot water or anything
stronger than a mild soap.
Never use solvents such as
alcohol or harsh cleaning agents.
3. Always rinse thoroughly with cold water, then wipe
with a soft and slightly moist, clean cloth.
4. When removing frost, snow or ice, never use a scraper
or de-icing chemicals. Use warm water only if you must
clean the window quickly.
5. Debris (sand, mud/dirt, dust, or salt) from off-road
driving will have a major impact on zipper operation.
Even normal on-road driving and vehicle washing will
eventually impact window zipper operation. To maintain
ease of use of the window zippers, each window zipper
should be cleaned and lubricated regularly. Use
MOPAR Soft Top Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant or
equivalent to ease zipper operation. Before applying,
make sure the zipper teeth are clear of sand, mud, and
other materials. Clean both sides of the zipper, not just
one side. Rinse both zipper halves with fresh water and
allow to dry. Aggressively work the MOPAR Soft Top
Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant or equivalent into the
zipper teeth. If a stuck zipper slide is experienced, work
the MOPAR Soft Top Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant or
equivalent into the zipper slide. Several applications may
be required before the zipper comes free.
6. Never paste stickers, gummed labels or any tape to the
windows. Adhesives are hard to remove and may damage
the windows.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-08-2012, 01:29 PM
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Pledge it smells fresh. First time I used it my wife thought I bought new windows. Some smartarse will probally say something funny but it works. If you want to buy a glass cleaner buy Novilus.
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-08-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Since I have copious amounts of pledge at my place, im gonna give that a try!

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