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post #1 of 11 Old 06-07-2005, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning soft windows?

I've seen the stuff in catalouges that cleans and can take away the apearance of scratches and hazing and is suppost to protect from scratches too. Anything like this in a local store? My drivers side window is scratched up good from just unzipping it and folding it inside the door.

I used Penatrol on my flares, bumpers and bumper caps and now my '99 looks like a new Jeep....all except my windows are just scratched and getting a tad hazy.

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Can Penatrol be used on my dash? It works very well and I just keep seeing stuff that could be brightened up a bit, lol.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-08-2005, 08:20 AM
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I know most people don't like the "factory" stuff but I have been using the Mopar plastic window cleaner since I drove my 04' Sport off the lot and have been very happy with the results. It also is suppose to remove small surface scratches but I haven't tried rubbing real agressively with it so I haven't verified it's scratch removal capabilities.
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I have herd that using pledge works well also. I haven't tried this, but i'm sure some one in here can attest to it.

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Novus Plastic Polish works. Don't know if it's available local to you or not. Some boating shops or motorcycle shops may have it. I got mine from quadratech.

Had some fine scratches from dust on my back window...looked real cloudy, could barely see through it.....now it looks good as new. Looks like a brand new window.

Pledge is just going to fill the scratches with wax. As soon as it rains or you wash the window the wax is gonna come out and you'll see the scratches.

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Getting a haze on plastic windows often means paper towels were used to clean them, a BIG no-no. Use only soft cotton towels and lots of soapy water to avoid scratching them.

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I know most people don't like the "factory" stuff but I have been using the Mopar plastic window cleaner since I drove my 04' Sport off the lot and have been very happy with the results. It also is suppose to remove small surface scratches but I haven't tried rubbing real agressively with it so I haven't verified it's scratch removal capabilities.
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I use the Mopar plastic window cleaner too. You can get it at the Jeep dealership, it's not cheap, like 8 bucks a bottle, but it works.

You can also probably find plastic window cleaner at your local car parts store.

As Jerry said, only use a cotton cloth to clean the windows, nothing else.

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I bought "Old English" in "Diaper Wipe" containers. These are great, because it's the right type of paper cloth, and they're covered with the furniture polish.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-08-2005, 11:15 AM
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I bought "Old English" in "Diaper Wipe" containers. These are great, because it's the right type of paper cloth,
If they're really basically made from paper, don't use them no matter how soft they feel. Kind of like using Kleenex on plastic lenses, a nice way to eventually scratch the hell out of them.

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Just another quick bit of info on the Mopar cleaner. Yes, it costs about $8 (of course you should be able to haggle that price down) but I have been using the same small bottle for just over a year and have plenty left.

I clean the windows with it almost religiously, every other wash. It only takes a little bit on a clean cotton rag to spread out on each window. It has the consistency of runny car wax.

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I use plexus. Found at any cycle shop. It can be used to clean and polish any plastic
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post #11 of 11 Old 06-08-2005, 06:03 PM
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Getting a haze on plastic windows often means paper towels were used to clean them, a BIG no-no. Use only soft cotton towels and lots of soapy water to avoid scratching them.
I agree but even better than cotton towels, Use Microfiber towels. I special order mine but over the counter I recomend Meguiars brand.

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