|07-03-2013 06:53 PM|
|Jeeplj2006||Use meguiar's mirror glaze clear plastic cleaner works great can be used on lot of other things even used on some opaque headlights|
|07-03-2013 04:49 PM|
If you have cloth baby diapers around, someone mentioned them earlier, they work great for polishing.
Or get a pack of white cotton t shirts, and wash them a few times first with fabric softener. they work well too for a cheap solution.
used to use them alot for paint polish on my truck, but now i have the TJ that i hardly ever feel the need to even wash.
|07-03-2013 04:29 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||I'd just find and use a can of Plexus plastic polish & just use an old t-shirt to do the final polish. No need for anything spaceage or fancy, plain old cotton tshirts & cotton towels do an outstanding job on vinyl windows.|
|07-03-2013 04:26 PM|
|misfit1981||I guess I was thinking of something like 303 aircraft vinyl and plastic protectant - works great on tires, soft tops, etc. But I would imagine it would streak like a BOSS on the windows. It's got UV protectant in it. I'm gonna google anti oxidation stuff and see what pops up.|
|07-03-2013 04:24 PM|
Paper towels wouldn't seem like a good idea. I have a bunch of good quality microfiber cloths already. I'll keep those compounds in mind.
What I've been doing is using "the absorber" damp and just wiping them inside and out when I wash the jeep. Works just fine for the moment.
|05-18-2013 08:27 PM|
|freeskier||Ha, that's what it's called, Plexus. No Plexo. I like it because it's anti static.|
|05-18-2013 07:11 PM|
Instead of paper towels, using nothing but very slightly (barely) moist cloth like soft cotton bath towels, old soft baby diapers, etc. Rinse as much of the dirt off first, then use a mild soapy solution on them. Don't wipe them when they're dirty, that just rubs the dirt into them & adds more scratches.
A good final polish product is Plexus which is an aerosol foam.
|05-17-2013 06:51 PM|
Be careful of cheap microfiber towels, often they will leave scratches too. I used to detail cars and we had bought these bulk microfiber towels but quickly learned they left major swirls in the paint. Now they are shop rags.
Also once a year I use the orbital machine (like in the video) with some kind of plastic buffing compound (the stuff for headlights works well) and buff out the windows to remove oxidation.
|05-17-2013 06:28 PM|
|misfit1981||I'd like to know what I can do to prevent the clouding effect on my tinted windows..... any prevention suggestions?|
|05-17-2013 06:25 PM|
|03-05-2010 09:41 PM|
That's what I call a professional job. I used the PlastX and the Powerball4Paint on my back tinted window. Shined both sides really well but did nothing to the scratches. I don't have much oxidation on the window. With really bad windows it's definitely better than buying new ones. I guess you could rent a buffer.
Thanks for the post.
|03-05-2010 07:33 AM|
YouTube - Jeep Plastic Window Restoral, Convertible Top Plastic Window Restore, Detailing Tricks
|03-04-2010 09:48 PM|
I found this on their web site.
"The primary difference between the original Mothers PowerBall and the PowerBall 4Paint™ is that the original PowerBall has closed cell foam intended for polishing automotive surfaces. The Mothers PowerBall 4Paint™ has open cell foam that is better able to absorb liquid polishes and waxes. By holding the product within the foam’s pores, the Mothers PowerBall 4Paint™ releases products as needed to apply products neatly and evenly. Plus, open cell foam is soft against delicate clear coat paint finishes."
I was looking for the original and ended up with the 4Paint one. Hope it works.
|03-04-2010 08:11 PM|
|desertdood||Does anyone know if there is a difference, other than color, between the Mothers Powerball 4Paint (yellow) and the regular Powerball (red). I'm planning to use it on my scratched back window.|
|03-03-2010 10:29 PM|
|s3nt3nc3d||Meguire's PlastX works amazing on old yellowed headlight lenses (on vehicles with the plastic lenses)...I've never used it on a Jeep's plastic windows, but with a little elbow grease and a microfiber pad, I've made dull yellow headlights nice and clear again. If you're gonna use it on your windows, I'd test it in a small area first and make sure it doesn't do any damage.|
|03-03-2010 09:01 PM|
|desertdood||I have a bottle of Meguire's PlastX. Also have a few scratches on my back window. Have used paper towels in the past. Does this stuff work?|
|02-07-2010 10:57 PM|
Thanks Jerry, once again you have been helpful. Will try the Meguires. And yes, I was a victim of the paper towels. Will get a non-racing stripe model cloth diaper from the neighbor for future cleaning. Much obliged.
To pokey: Please send your magic plastic credit card numbers to me. I will verify that they are working. That's what friends are for....
|02-07-2010 04:00 PM|
The usual cause for yellowed/opaque windows is having repeatedly used paper towels to clean them. They turn opaque from the scratches which then concentrates the sunlight into the vinyl which is what actually turns them yellow. Paper towels should NEVER be used on vinyl windows if you want to keep them clear.
Two good products are available to help remove fine scratches but I doubt either will help remove the actual yellowing. They are Meguires and Novus, you can usually find one or the other at a boat or RV supply store.
To clean vinyl windows, only soft cotton towels or old cloth diapers should be used together with a bit of detergent in a bucket of warm water. Hose them off first, don't rub on the vinyl when there is dirt present as that will scratch them too. Vinyl is soft, it's really easily scratched if you don't take care with them.
|02-07-2010 03:13 PM|
|pokey||I have a magic plastic credit card that would probably work.|
|02-07-2010 07:19 AM|
a month or two back there was a post on here with a video of a guy using a buffer and a chemical to restore old windows. It worked great.
I can't find it. Maybe someone else can.
|02-07-2010 06:56 AM|
Yellow Plastic Windows
Someone years ago spoke of a compound they used at the marina to restore yellowed plastic windows on boats. Recommended it for Jeeps also. I didn't pay much attention as my windows are good. However, that was then and this is now.
Anyone know of the magic plastic window restore I am thinking of?