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Fred1 02-26-2011 06:44 PM

Polishing Soft top windows
 
Can you polish the windows on a soft top with plastic polish to get scratches out?

Rubicon2 02-26-2011 06:55 PM

Everything I have ever heard of usually fogs the plastic.

InfernoGirl 02-26-2011 07:20 PM

Try Pledge first. If that doesn't do it there are vids out there that show you how you can do it if you have a buffer. Keep in mind you are removing plastic, if you do it, and you can potentially cause more damage than you repair.

Tripp 02-26-2011 07:27 PM

I agree with InfernoGirl, I've used Pledge on plastic windows for years. Airplanes, boats you name it. Maguires is good too. Pledge can yellow over time however.

BLK00TJ 02-26-2011 08:02 PM

I did both on mine. I tried using a buffer but had much better luck doing it by hand. Once I was done I put a coat of pledge on. I was never able to get the strap marks out though :(

XoMeLLyoX 02-26-2011 10:55 PM

I have used Meguiar's PlastX.

Fred1 02-26-2011 11:44 PM

All good information,
Thanks

Don M 02-27-2011 01:23 AM

i wonder if this would work, it works real well to remove scratches on the windshield of my RZR
Cleaner, Plastic, 16 Oz Spray Bottle - Adhesive and Gasket Removers - Glues and Cements - Adhesives, Sealants, & Tape : Grainger Industrial Supply

http://www.permatex.com/documents/td...tive/80183.pdf

don

Stagman 02-27-2011 05:40 AM

Pledge. Used on my Goldwing shield also. Works like a charm.

jgorm 02-27-2011 09:42 AM

I removed some serious crap that was on my last jeeps rear window. I think motor oil or something got on the window and made a 1' diameter spot where it was pitted and you couldn't see through it. I hit it with a buffing wheel on my grinder (yeah, super high speed) and some white polish compound. I got a couple little tiny burns from pushing too hard, but it turned out 100x better. I use plexus for keeping the windows nice and clear.
You can see the spot here
http://www.joegorm.com/2007-8-26%20023%20(Large).jpg

PortMcNeillJeep 02-27-2011 12:50 PM

I have a spray bottle of cleaner given to me by a helicopter mechanic friend, it is the stuff that they use on the 'copter windscreens, which of course must be kept pretty clear. It works like a charm on the windshields of my motorcycles and on the plastic side-curtains on the boat. As far as Jeep windows, I have a hardtop.

Tripp 02-27-2011 01:01 PM

Maguires MirrorGlaze is what I use on my airplane windshield and side windows. No residue film and is supposed to leave a static free surface. Have not tried it on my Jeep though.

kjeeper10 02-27-2011 01:39 PM

I just by replacement windows every few years they are cheap enough : )

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Rubicon2 02-27-2011 01:50 PM

I figure they are going to get scratched eventually. Though annoying I can still see out of them fine and I just don't worry about them.

sonofabeach 02-27-2011 04:10 PM

a cheap trip to Harbour Freight worked for me
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Rubicon2 02-27-2011 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonofabeach
a cheap trip to Harbour Freight worked for me

That turned out pretty good. I might have to buy some of that Meguiar's stuff.

Redhot 07-04-2011 02:37 PM

PlastX
 
Your windows look great! I'm going to have to make a trip to Harbor Freight too!

Jiffydarren 07-04-2011 02:42 PM

Get a hard top.

dale 3 07-04-2011 04:13 PM

I got a extra set.I set primo's wrapped so not to rub and scratch,when top is to stay on longer periods.The other set are beaters when top is mostly off,on.


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