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Old 01-11-2017, 09:02 PM   #1
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Hello all i'm a new owner of a 2000 Boxster first time posting...I Think
my question is what's the best way to clean the plastic rear window.

my car...

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That you, Jaime?
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the Novus three part system on my 2000S, and it comes out looking next to new, even at 17 years old.

As for the two Rennlist Boxster converts, welcome!
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You have a nice car there. Do you know that you have the Aerokit front bumper (also the GT3)?
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I use Plexus to clean the rear plastic window.
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You have a nice car there. Do you know that you have the Aerokit front bumper (also the GT3)?
Yes Heliguy and a 3.4 from a 996...Ive been told.
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Yes Heliguy and a 3.4 from a 996...Ive been told.
Nice Boxster. A 3.4 is a really nice upgrade!
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We have all seen discolored rear windows on convertibles. They don't have to age like that. Mine is 5 years old and looks like new but it wasn't like that 2 years ago when I bought the car. It was discolored and cloudy. And the surface was rough

Novus makes a series of products designed to deal with the problem (if you already have it) and to prevent it in the future. The Novus 1, 2 and 3 products consist of bottles of plastic cleaners in decreasing levels of abrasiveness. The three products are sold in a kit with several microfibre polishing cloths for about $25.

If the top is new, only use #1. But if the top is already discolored, you start with the most abrasive cleaner, Novus #3, and a clean rag (I use a cotton washcloth) and you rub it on the surface as if you are polishing the window. Do the outside of the window first, then do the inside. Keep it off the top (but if it gets on, just wipe it off quickly). Let it sit for a while. And then take another clean rag and polish it off. Then do the same using the mildly abrasive #2. And finish up with the non-abrasive #1 which is more of a polish than a cleaner. You should only have to do this once.

In addition to cleaning and polishing the surface of the window, these products seem to put some sort of oil into the plastic that allows them to increase their flexibility and thus resistance to cracking.

For maintenance, I use Novus #1 about once or twice a year, though in truth my car doesn't sit out in the elements much with the top up. I drive mine pretty much only when the weather is nice enough for top down driving. And a have a garage.

If your rear window tears, find a shop that does convertible shops and marine upholstery and have them sew in a new window. No need to replace the entire top (but if you do, consider one of the glass window replacement tops now on the market, a brand name is GAHH).
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Thanks guys for you help I'll try it.
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Thanks for all the great info everyone. I have the same issue with my 2000 Boxster S; my first Porsche, bought last month.

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Sweet ride!
You can use the Novus product line on those Litronics as well.
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Yes Heliguy and a 3.4 from a 996...Ive been told.
Jamie,
How did you find a 3.4 modded car ? Jealous :-).
Any Smog Test problems?
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Yes Heliguy and a 3.4 from a 996...Ive been told.
Hold on...you have a 3.4? (loooong whistle)
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