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Old 02-18-2014, 10:45 PM   #1
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Blurry Soft Windows

I'm sure as some of you say. ... This horse has been kicked past death but who cares. Let's kick it some more.
Soft top side windows are blurry, mostly from Po not using the right cleaner. Anyone have the answer as to fixing. Will they buff clear? Is there a polish that I need? Just sucks at night, trying to see through them. Did a search and didn't find anything.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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Buffing could defiantly help. I would go slow,
Not build up heat and use soft non abrasive material on a drill. Never done it but have made metal look like a mirror, plastic should be easier unless this guy impregnated it with chemicals that go all the way.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:36 PM   #4
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I used novus plastic polish with good results. Takes some time and elbow grease.
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Hazy/fogged plastic windows are nearly always caused by the use of paper towels which are made from wood particles which leave tiny scratches behind during each use. Instead, use only soft cotton towels, t-shirts, old clean baby diapers, etc. and a bucket of warm soapy water to clean them.

To remove scratches/hazing, it takes some serious elbow grease with multi-step plastic window polishing kits like from Novus or Meguiers. Such kits are almost never found in auto parts stores, you have to go to boating, RV, or aircraft supply stores. Plexus is an aerosol spray cleaner/final polish which is good for regular cleaning/polishing use once the windows are restored back to being clear again.

Good luck and never use paper towels again.
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Hazy/fogged plastic windows are nearly always caused by the use of paper towels which are made from wood particles which leave tiny scratches behind during each use. Instead, use only soft cotton towels, t-shirts, old clean baby diapers, etc. and a bucket of warm soapy water to clean them. To remove scratches/hazing, it takes some serious elbow grease with multi-step plastic window polishing kits like from Novus or Meguiers. Such kits are almost never found in auto parts stores, you have to go to boating, RV, or aircraft supply stores. Plexus is an aerosol spray cleaner/final polish which is good for regular cleaning/polishing use once the windows are restored back to being clear again. Good luck and never use paper towels again.
Should always use microfiber to apply and a fresh one for removal of compund.
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Microfiber isn't a requirement, any soft cotton towel or similar cotton cloth works very well.
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Microfiber isn't a requirement, any soft cotton towel or similar cotton cloth works very well.
No, its not but how many of us have super clean towels without any sort of contaminants in them. Thats why i recommended the micro fiber
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No, its not but how many of us have super clean towels without any sort of contaminants in them. Thats why i recommended the micro fiber
Super clean towels? What? Who said you need anything other than a common clean cotton towel?

I dunno how you use towels but there's not a towel in my house or in our stacks off too-used/too-worn for normal use that isn't clean after being washed and more than an excellent non-abrasive choice for plastic windows. Been using them since the 60's when I got my first soft top sports car with vinyl windows. A space-age material is not needed when inexpensive cotton towels work perfectly well.
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Super clean towels? What? Who said you need anything other than a common clean cotton towel? I dunno how you use towels but there's not a towel in my house or in our stacks off too-used/too-worn for normal use that isn't clean after being washed and more than an excellent non-abrasive choice for plastic windows. Been using them since the 60's when I got my first soft top sports car with vinyl windows. A space-age material is not needed when inexpensive cotton towels work perfectly well.
Ehh, to each his own. I just use microfiber for any polishing. Comes with the trade i suppose
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Go to you tube and search 'jeep plastic window restore'. You'll be amazed.

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