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Old 08-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Angry Spray paint on Softtop Window

I have a 2010 JK 4-door with what I believe is the factory softtop. It appears to have been painted with spray paint on the back window. It's barely noticeable now that the dew has dried. How do I clean it with out ruining my window?

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For normal cleaning of my soft top windows, I use Plexus. You can find it on amazon.

If that doesn't work, you could try Novus Plastic Polish.

http://www.amazon.com/Novus-Plastic-...plastic+polish

It's made for removing scratches and hazing, but maybe it would polish off the overspray without damage.

This is just a guess though. I've never tried it and can't guarantee the outcome.

Good luck getting it cleaned up!

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Old 08-15-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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For normal cleaning of my soft top windows, I use Plexus. You can find it on amazon.

If that doesn't work, you could try Novus Plastic Polish.

http://www.amazon.com/Novus-Plastic-...plastic+polish

It's made for removing scratches and hazing, but maybe it would polish off the overspray without damage.

This is just a guess though. I've never tried it and can't guarantee the outcome.

Good luck getting it cleaned up!

Thank you!
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You're going to have to use some form of abrasive. PlastX from Meguiar's works well on soft top windows and plastic headlight covers.

You could also try what guys have been using for decades: toothpaste!

The applicator can make a big difference, too. For example, a terry cloth vs. microfiber towel.

This is available locally:

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There are some videos on youtube that address cleaning plastic windows, such as those found on Jeeps and boats. Some good ideas there: check it out.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:41 PM   #6
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Thank you guys!
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:12 PM   #7
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There are some videos on youtube that address cleaning plastic windows, such as those found on Jeeps and boats. Some good ideas there: check it out.
Exactly what I was gonna say. They guy using the metal/silver polish and the high speed buffer on ypu tube made those windows look brand new after starting out all scratched up.
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Exactly what I was gonna say. They guy using the metal/silver polish and the high speed buffer on ypu tube made those windows look brand new after starting out all scratched up.
I watched that was. Was pretty amazed! In a thread I read when I first got the jeep they mentioned aerospace 303. They had that at the marina by my office so I picked that up. I'm going to try it and some wd40. Will post you all. But going to look into getting one of the dewalts!! And that silver stuff!!
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I watched that was. Was pretty amazed! In a thread I read when I first got the jeep they mentioned aerospace 303. They had that at the marina by my office so I picked that up. I'm going to try it and some wd40. Will post you all. But going to look into getting one of the dewalts!! And that silver stuff!!
I'd be careful with aerospace 303 on the windows. If I remember correctly it will cause a haze on clear plastics. Hard plastics, like the dash and stuff is fine. But radio screen, windows, etc. could be a problem.
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I'd be careful with aerospace 303 on the windows. If I remember correctly it will cause a haze on clear plastics. Hard plastics, like the dash and stuff is fine. But radio screen, windows, etc. could be a problem.
Thank you!! That's good to know.

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