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Old 07-01-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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What to use to clean rear window?

I have an '01 with the plastic rear window.

Is there anything special I should use to clean the rear window so I don't scratch the plastic?

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Old 07-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #2
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Here's a wonderful guide on this topic:

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/inf-cabrio.html

Like the author, I use Plexus and am pleased with the results.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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I just tried the Porsche Plastic window cleaner yesterday and it works great.
Takes the fogginess out and cleaned it right up in under 10mins.
I think I paid like $10 @Porsche
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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Plexus for regular maintenance. You can get it online or at most motorcycle shops if they don't carry it at your local auto parts store.

I also use Renovo vinyl window restorer about once every couple of years to get the cloudy look and scratches out.

That's available at http://carcareonline.com.
[Product ID: 10301 Category: Clear Plastic Care
Renovo Plastic Window Polish - 30 ml Bottle]
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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Comet and some elbow grease will really a number on the window. Be sure to use as little water as possible to insure maximum grittyness

NOT

Years ago, my grandmother called me and whispered into the phone, "Randall, I need you to come over and see the mess I've made to your grandfather's car."

I said, "What's wrong with it?"

"Well" she said, "I went under a bridge and they were pouring concrete and it put tiny drops all over the hood, roof and trunk of the car. I tried everything to get it off before your grandfather came out and saw it, but nothing worked until I used the brillo pad."

________________________ <-- this is my reply. Yes, for once in my life I was speechless. However, I was thinking "OH ****************!"

As she started to cry, she said, "The car looks worse than ever now. I scratched the paint here and there and I need you to come over and see if you can buff it out."

Gentlemen, I had never seen such a nice paint job on a 1 year old car look so bad. It looked like a dozen cats with 50 claws on each paw tore into that paint job all over the place. She scrubbed on that paint job for at least two hours with what I saw.

Thank God my grandfather couldn't drive any longer and didn't have to look at her work day after day. Sadly, I could not clean it up much... but I did use a light rubbing compound and a good wax and it really reduced it from what she saw when drying the car off after the brillo pad scrubbing.

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Old 07-01-2005, 05:34 PM   #6
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Plexus is the deal.
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:48 PM   #7
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Ditto with Brucelee's suggestion. I ordered Plexus about a week ago and really cleaned up my rear window well. I have a 97 and it took out the yellowing. Great stuff.
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Man.. I feel left out. After reading this post, I was going to get some Plexus, but i forgot the name when I got to the store. I decided to get Meguires instead. 6.99 per bottle. I got the cleaner and polisher.

I'm just wondering if you guys recommend would recommend getting the plexus instead. Anyone have problems with Meguires?
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Plexus has several advantages:

It does a GREAT job!

It is the easiest to use, no rubbing.

Because there is no rubbing, there is no chance of stretching the plastic window while cleaning.
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Plexus is excellent for you headlights as well as your windblocker.
Use an old t-shirt or a flanel cloth. Don't use microfiber on clear plastic.
Clean left to right in one swiping motion, not in circles.

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