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post #1 of 11 Old 11-09-2007, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Soft Windows Removing Scratches

Just bought another Jeep, this one's for me! Got it reasonable partially because the drivers side upper is trashed from a break in. Won't be able to replace the top for a while so I'm trying to make do. Can't hardly see out of any of the windows.

Did a search and found suggestions for Maguires products and a Mother's Polishing Ball. Is that just regular Maguires polish or something special for plastic?

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-09-2007, 09:39 PM
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Try using Plexxus before going to any polishing type compounds or wheels etc. I've performed miracles reviving old plastic softop windows and motorcycle visors etc with it.

Comes in a can like furniture polish - try bike shops to find it or maybe google it.

It works wonders
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I have this stuff. It works really well.

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...0&partID=10582
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Try using Plexxus before going to any polishing type compounds or wheels etc. I've performed miracles reviving old plastic softop windows and motorcycle visors etc with it.

Comes in a can like furniture polish - try bike shops to find it or maybe google it.

It works wonders
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X 2 on that.That is great stuff!
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I use the Meguiars plastic X. I got alot of the scratches out, and some of the yellowing i had in my windows. i'm very happy with the results.

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my $.02

I use Flitz on my jeep windows, jeep headlight lenses, cycle light lenses. The stuff is great when used with a mothers ball and LIGHT pressure.
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I picked up some Maguiars PlastX today and it does help.

Almost got one of the Mother's polishing balls but decided to try by hand first.

Thanks everyone!

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-10-2007, 05:27 PM
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Now that you're up on polishing out scratches, keep them from forming by not rubbing on them when they're dirty (hose the dirt off first) and NEVER using paper towels on them. Paper towels are made from wood pulp which leaves millions of little scratches every time you use them on plastic windows. After a while those scratches turn the window opaque and then it starts turning yellow.

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Okay JB, enlighten us......what should we use to clean the windows? I am guessing newspaper is out too. Also, I know you are not supposed to use windex (ammonia based cleaners) on windows with film tint, but what should we use on OEM tinted soft windows?

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Okay JB, enlighten us......what should we use to clean the windows? I am guessing newspaper is out too. Also, I know you are not supposed to use windex (ammonia based cleaners) on windows with film tint, but what should we use on OEM tinted soft windows?
Terry cloth or micro fiber towels are your best bet.. never wipe them when dirty/dry.

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post #11 of 11 Old 11-10-2007, 07:09 PM
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Use the fake sheepskin mitts and lots of water to get the majority of the dirt off - rinse the mitt thoroughly and often during the process - then plexxus or whatever. You windows will last years longer.
edit: and yes, the microfiber towels are worth their weight in gold.

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