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Old 05-19-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Need help!!!!!!

saturday i took my side windows off on my jk. i placed them on the top of my pop up camper, thought it would be a safe place to put them nice and flat when i picked them up the paint from the pop up stuck to the vinyl part of the windows. i used a glass compond on a small part of it and the paint came off with some elbow grease of course! it did leave scratchs in the vinyl so what can i use to remove the paint and scratches with out destroying the windows.?

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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Light heat possibly.
You might be able to reduce the scratching with a very fine polishing compound.

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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I saw an episode of xtreme 4x4 where they used a Mother's Ball with Mother's Aluminum Polish on the window. Put the Mother's ball on a drill, add some polish, and polish the window.

On the show they showed the whole process without taking away from the window and it did appear to work, but I make no guarentees.
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hair dryer heat orrrrr heatgun heat, I just got off the phone with best top $220 for two new windows ouch! I forgot their made out of gold and where put together by martha stewrt while she was in prison
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #5
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Try some oil on microfiber cloth. Vegetable, baby, probably not motor..... Something more to the clear side.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:58 AM   #6
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GOO GONE
OR anything with orange cleaner in it.
or 91% rubbing alchool (sp)
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OR anything with orange cleaner in it.
or 91% rubbing alchool (sp)
91% alchool? won't that dry out the vinyl?
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after drying out the vinyl with alcohol, rub some neatsfoot oil or armor all into it to soften it back up again.

x2 on the heat idea as well, it was probably the heat from the sun that made it stick in the first place.
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after drying out the vinyl with alcohol, rub some neatsfoot oil or armor all into it to soften it back up again.

x2 on the heat idea as well, it was probably the heat from the sun that made it stick in the first place.
yea it was 92 that day! i'll try it.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:57 PM   #10
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DO NEVER EVER use armorall... that stuff is the worst for the vehicals... only thing it is good for is the dump... It stays on the surface of the material and actually causes the sun to affect the vynal a greater amount... its just like putting baby oil on your skin and going out to get a sun tan...

Theres a prodecut called aerospace? 303 ... use that for your dash and vynal and everything...
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:57 PM   #11
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I've tried lots of stuff to get rid of scratches. Nothing really works too well. I just deal with the ones I have and try not to destroy them anymore. When I can't see out of them anymore, I'll just buy new ones.
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I suppose that you can't ruin it any more that it has been with scratches....but....I would try and do non destructive stuff first. Alcohol will dissolve the surface and heat will permanently change the molecular structure....possibly making it brittle.

My suggestion would be to use PlastX on it first to see if that will remove the fine scratches made by the grit that you used. PlastX is made to work with plastic windows and make them more translucent when they get grit scratches on them. PlastX is a Meguiar product. The also make a plastic headlight reconditioning product that you might try if the regular PlastX doesn't work. Good luck. Let us know what you tried and how it worked out.
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PS. My back window is getting pretty well gritted up by rolling it up while on the road as a quick get it open strategy. I bought some PlastX to try it out but haven't had time to use it yet. There is some other stuff that is suppose to pretty good at this that I have heard talked about on this forum but can't remember the name of it. Maybe someone can chime in with it.
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PS. My back window is getting pretty well gritted up by rolling it up while on the road as a quick get it open strategy. I bought some PlastX to try it out but haven't had time to use it yet. There is some other stuff that is suppose to pretty good at this that I have heard talked about on this forum but can't remember the name of it. Maybe someone can chime in with it.
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Go to www.detailingtricks.com & look at plastic restoration, there is a video on how to bring them back to new

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