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Old 11-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Tips on cleaning the plastic windows

Hey fellow jeepers, just curious on an easy way to clean the plastic jeep windows mine are pretty dirty

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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First, never (!) use paper towels on plastic windows. Paper towels are made from pulverized wood products and as such, easily scratch them to the point that the windows will eventually turn opaque and yellow.

Rinse the dirt off and use a mild soapy solution with a soft cotton towel to clean them. Wipe them dry with a barely damp cotton cloth, dry stiff cloths can scratch. And never wipe dirty windows with anything, the dirt will scratch them. No squeegees either.
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Try the Meguiars PLastX with a cotton towel. Does a real nice job and removes small scratches. I have been doing them twice a year now and there have been no side affects.

MeguiarsDirect.com:PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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Rinse well with water first. Then wipe very carefully with a wet microfiber or sheepskin mitt, Rinse again with water. Dry with a clean microfiber towel. Then spray Plexus and polish with a new microfiber towel. Keep up with Pluxus.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:25 AM   #7
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Try the Meguiars PLastX with a cotton towel. Does a real nice job and removes small scratches. I have been doing them twice a year now and there have been no side affects.

MeguiarsDirect.com:PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish
I couldn't agree more. My windows look better now than they did when I bought the Jeep a year and a half ago.

PlastX works great!
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I'm going to quit using paper towels. I didn't know that. I have been using Kit Scratch Out after cleaning to somewhat cover the scratches and make them easier to see out of, but I'm not entirely happy with the results. It sort of works, but not as good as I want.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #9
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Try the Meguiars PLastX with a cotton towel. Does a real nice job and removes small scratches. I have been doing them twice a year now and there have been no side affects.

MeguiarsDirect.com:PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish
^x2, follow the directions, it's good stuff.

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