scratches on plastic windows - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-30-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9
scratches on plastic windows

anyone know if there is a way to remove scratches from the plastic windows...

codered is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2005, 02:56 AM   #2
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Don't rightly know of anything that I have ever used. My windows are pretty scratched up. I have been lucky enough to get a hold of a few replacement pairs over time for free.

But here is something I found on 4wd.com

http://www.4wd.com/shop/productdetai...ductsku=771000

__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2005, 07:08 AM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9
thanks...i think i might give it a try...
codered is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2005, 08:10 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Tdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NE Pa.
Posts: 148
I bought some plastic polish at one of the chain stores. It got some of the small scratches out, but it takes alot of elbow grease. I think they work by actually filling in the scratches. Although I haven't tried it myself, I hear from lots of people that the Novus stuff really works. I guess mine aren't bad enough to justify the cost + time + effort.
Tdad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #5
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,110
Images: 5
I got some stuff from the dealer, Jeep or Mopar scratch remover I think it was called, was $10 give or take. Decent at removing smaller stuff and some of the haze, on the bigger stuff not as good.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2005, 09:45 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Tdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NE Pa.
Posts: 148
One other thing - whatever you use, don't be tempted to use a buffer on them. You can literaly melt the plastic.
Tdad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-01-2005, 10:55 AM   #7
I got nothin'

WF Lifetime Member
 
jeeperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,896
I used the Novak stuff a few times (still have half bottles of everything in my garage) and really liked the difference that it made. It totally removed the haze that forms on the plastic windows, and did a really nice job on the smaller scratches. It didn't remove the larger scratches, but I wasn't really that patient with it either, it only got one treatment, so it may work if a little more time and effort is used. I would definitely recommend this product though. You can purchase it through any of the large catalog companies (Quadratec, Acme, 4 Wheel Parts, etc.)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scout View Post
I like "prick".

Go ahead...quote me on that.
"Hold my beer while I kiss your girlfriend... you have to be good for something"

--Aaron Pritchett

If you have to ask what it is or what it does, you don't need it, and you will need help to install it!
jeeperman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
Newb
 
2ndGenJeepGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Latah (Spokane), WA
Posts: 14
I had the same problem and I tried this. It worked really well. (I don't have the buffer, just did it by hand.) I truly was amazed!



Hope it helps.
__________________
Life's too short to stay on pavement!
2ndGenJeepGirl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
mraybrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 290
I heard Plexus works good. Got a bottle of it sitting on my counter waiting to try it. P.S. If you look at threads I started theres one about cleaning soft top windows that might help.
mraybrake is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2012, 06:45 PM   #10
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,897
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
It totally removed the haze that forms on the plastic windows, and did a really nice job on the smaller scratches.
Haze on plastic windows is, more often than not, caused by nothing more than using paper towels to clean them. Paper towels are made from pulverized wood products and they leave tiny scratches every time they are used. Eventually, paper towels leave a haze on plastic windows that ultimately turns them opaque or yellow.

When windows are dirty, the only thing you can safely use on them are soft fabrics like old soft cotton towels, cloth diapers, t-shirts, etc. Rinse the dirt off first, then use soap and water. Only wipe them when the dirt is rinsed off.

To get scratches out, use a multi-step plastic window polish that starts off coarse for scratches and ends up with a very fine polish to return the sparkle to them. Meguiars and Novus are two good brands of multi-step kits. Lots of work to get scratches and haze out, it's better to avoid things that scratch them... like paper towels, laying them on top of each other when dirty, etc.

__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Time to replace the soft top Windows. WSU Tony TJ General Discussion Forum 8 03-29-2008 02:45 AM
Tinting Plastic Windows?? mangostene General Jeep Discussion 10 01-07-2008 10:13 AM
Plastic window replacements? tritonman YJ General Discussion Forum 2 10-28-2007 03:49 PM
Just a tip for cleaning plastic windows blueroo General Jeep Discussion 7 07-19-2007 09:07 PM
Repairing scratches to soft top windows -- a tip Siggie TJ General Discussion Forum 2 12-29-2006 07:18 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC