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Old 12-31-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Cleaning Soft Top Windows

I just had a revelation. For as long as I have been cleaning plastic airplane windows, I never thought of using those products or techniques on my heep. But today I just randomly thought about it. We use a product called Prist (not the fuel additive) to clean our windows. It is awesome will not haze plastic at all.

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http://www.skygeek.com/84830.html

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:28 AM   #2
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Someone in here, and I don't happen to recall "who" it was, recommended Windshield Washer solution ("Winter version") and a soft cloth....

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Old 01-01-2008, 02:28 AM   #3
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What I do because its the winter is bring the plastic windows inside, let them get warm to the room temp. I have this stuff that I have used on my old convertible top a couple of years ago to clean the back plastic window.

Took the scratches right out and cleared the window up. Next, I would get one of those window storage duffle bags and store them away for the winter.

Then, if you have a crappy pair of plastic windows, throw them on for the winter or place the hard top on like I do.

Presto, problem solvo.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:14 AM   #4
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Talk about "winter storage" of the plastic windows some more, Vin211....

When I brought home my 2008 in November (I'm in New England), I had the Hard Top put on by the dealer, and the soft top is in storage in my garage, til Spring.

The Rag Top itself, is standing up along the side wall of the garage, and the window sections are in a long cardboard box, standing unrolled in the box.

What storage issues are the most significant, with the Rag Top and its sections? I would presume "keeping the plastic windows from anything that could scratch them, would be the biggest thing, yes?)

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:27 AM   #5
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Liquid Turtle Wax on bothe sides of the windows!!! Can't tell the windows are there when you do it! It's awsome.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:41 AM   #6
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Liquid Turtle Wax on bothe sides of the windows!!! Can't tell the windows are there when you do it! It's awsome.
Very interesting.................
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:49 PM   #7
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Would taking the Jeep to a laser wash hurt the plastic windows or soft top? In case you don't know what that is, it's a touchless wash that sprays your vehicle with soap and then pressure washes it. I have a card for a bunch of free washes I got for my birthday but I'm not sure if I should go there once the soft top goes on.

I guess if nothing else I'd find out if it leaks.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:54 PM   #8
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Touchless Washing Okay!

Hey, oldgus, I've been running my 2004 Unlimited through the touchless automatic wash since the day after I brought it home (nearly four years ago). It's not a problem at all. I can tell you the hard spray on the top sounds like the whole thing is going to give way, but it's just noise and no problem. Our dealer stated it was okay to do and he was right. A few hundred washed later I can say I've not had a problem. The only leakage will occur around the lower corners of the rear window but it doesn't amount to a much.
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Hey, oldgus, I've been running my 2004 Unlimited through the touchless automatic wash since the day after I brought it home (nearly four years ago). It's not a problem at all. I can tell you the hard spray on the top sounds like the whole thing is going to give way, but it's just noise and no problem. Our dealer stated it was okay to do and he was right. A few hundred washed later I can say I've not had a problem. The only leakage will occur around the lower corners of the rear window but it doesn't amount to a much.

Excellent. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:45 PM   #10
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I've used Brasso to clean Tim's windows and it works great once you get past the fact you're about to apply brass metal polish to plastic windows.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:04 PM   #11
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Plexus....It for motorcycle windsheils and it is an excellent product that I have been using with my bikes for at least 10-15 years now.....works well on the Jeep plastic windows as well....Gary

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