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Old 07-10-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question Any way to clean/clear up rear platic window?

I searched but couldn't find any posts on this, so sorry if this is a repost.

My back window is in great shape, just barely see out of it cause of sun bleaching(I guess). It always looks better after I wash my Box, so is there anything out there to bring life back to my plastic window?

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Old 07-10-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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NOVUS Plastic polish works wonders

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Old 07-10-2009, 06:36 PM   #3
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Get all 3 Novus products in a kit.

Numbered #1, #2 and #3.

Wash first. Let dry. Start out using #3. It will abrade off the top layer. Then after that has been cleaned off, use #2 to polish out the scratches that are left. Then polish with #1. Do the inside with #2 and #1 only as it probably hasn't had the accumulation of "haze" the outside accumulates.

Then use #1 every 6 months or so. It seems to put some life back into the plastic as if it was lubricating it.

Mine is at least 5 years old and looks pristine after this treatment. Looked like you describe when I first got the car...cloudy and rough surface...now smooth and clear.
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I have used Novus system as well, and like it. I have also used Plexus plastic cleaner (http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/plexus.html) and have been happy with it as well.

In fact, I can't decide which I like better, so I have both and tend to alternate between the two...

They're both good products.
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I have used Novus system as well, and like it. I have also used Plexus plastic cleaner (http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/plexus.html) and have been happy with it as well.

In fact, I can't decide which I like better, so I have both and tend to alternate between the two...

They're both good products
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Wow thanks for the help guys/gals. I was worried I would have to replace the window. My top is like new. the guy I bought my Box from lived in Cali. The harsh cali sun has definatley taken its toll on the window, but the top still looks fatocry new.

I guess if both products work, which is easier?
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Well, Novus is technically a 3-step process, so you could argue that Plexus is easier. But you don't have to use all 3 steps with the Novus---the more aggressive ones are for the first time, if your plastic is in bad shape.

Bottom line: they're both pretty easy to use.
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Well, Novus is technically a 3-step process, so you could argue that Plexus is easier. But you don't have to use all 3 steps with the Novus---the more aggressive ones are for the first time, if your plastic is in bad shape.

Bottom line: they're both pretty easy to use.

I have watched a few utube vids on it. On guy redid a jeep and it looked pretty darn good after he used a buffer. I have a buffer but would prefer not to use it unless it is necessary. are any of these sold locally at like autozone,walmart ....?
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Quote: "I have watched a few utube vids on it. On guy redid a jeep and it looked pretty darn good after he used a buffer. I have a buffer but would prefer not to use it unless it is necessary. are any of these sold locally at like autozone,walmart ....?"

Posted by mptoledo.

The Novus and Plexus? Don't think so---though it's a possibility with the Plexus. I've always gotten them online.

I've never tried the buffer application technique---it's been a long time since I've read the instructions (It's late, and I'm being too lazy to run out into the garage to get the containers), but I don't recall that being mentioned. Might work fine, dunno.

BTW, if your plastic is really in bad shape, I'd probably start witht he Novus system.
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I searched but couldn't find any posts on this, so sorry if this is a repost.

My back window is in great shape, just barely see out of it cause of sun bleaching(I guess). It always looks better after I wash my Box, so is there anything out there to bring life back to my plastic window?


Plexus is quite good but it won't do miracles. Give it a try.

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/about.html

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