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Old 04-26-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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Post Softtop windows

I got a soft top for my Jeep yesterday, the windows are tinted, but you can still see marks in the windows from the guy that had it before. They're not deep scratches, but you can see them even with them being dark. Any suggestions on cleaning them? I've heard regular toothpaste, but wanted to know for sure. Thanks y'all.

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Meguires and Novus make multi-step plastic window scratch removing products that are exactly what you need. It's not an easy process but either of those will help a lot. You can find them in various Jeep parts catalogs like Quadratec's. After you're done polishing the scratches out (deep scratches are impossible to remove though), remember to never ever (!) use paper towels on your plastic windows. Paper towels are made from wood products and eventually they will ruin plastic windows.

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I read on another thread that pledge works also. I have not tried it myself, since mine are still new and have no scratches yet.
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I read on another thread that pledge works also. I have not tried it myself, since mine are still new and have no scratches yet.
Pledge does not remove scratches, it only temporarily fills them in with furniture wax so they are not quite as visible. Once the windows get hot or washed a few times, the effect is gone.
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I just picked up a bottle of Meguiers to clean mine before rolling them up in my new Clover Patch window roll. Got them clean and removed the fine scratches pretty good. With a little more elbow grease i could probably get out a few more. Just apply with a foam applicator and remove with a 100% cotton cloth.
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I had used Meguiers Plast-x on mine...did a pretty good job. I'm thinking about investing in a power ball to assist in the future.
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I know a buffer can burn paint. If you use the powerball - I wouldn't keep in in one place very long.
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I know a buffer can burn paint. If you use the powerball - I wouldn't keep in in one place very long.
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