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Old 01-05-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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This was probably discussed before the crash. I did a search and couldn't anything.
What do you use to clean the plexiglass windows and why?

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Old 01-05-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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I just use windex or any window cleaner and a soft cloth.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:52 PM   #3
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:53 PM   #4
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Heres another

http://www.parasolinc.com/Products.a...ctID=CKLEAR707
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:27 PM   #5
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Use Novus #1 or Novus #2 or similar from someone like a local acrylic fabricator or TAP plastics (they are in Tigard and Portland I know).

The Novus #2 will do a "deep" clean and remove fine scratches, #1 is for polish and maintenance....I personally mainly use #2, and I'm in the plexi business.

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People with airplanes deal with plexiglass window cleaning/polishing continually. I recall a friend teaching my kids that you rub one way on the outside, & the other on the inside. That way you could always tell which side needed more attention. Sorry, I don't recall which was which. Check with your local airport service station or practically anyone at a small airport lounge.
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The Novus products work wonders if your plastic headlight lens' are becoming yellowed and/or "foggy".
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:00 PM   #7
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From the archives, a Legacy Post. This topic address orbital buffers and the last part of the individual post speaks to plexiglass windows. Reading the entire post will reveal all the necessary information.

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Old 01-06-2006, 12:34 AM   #9
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Back in my younger days I worked for a crop dusting service and all we used to clean the windscreen on the airplane was Pledge and a soft cloth. Now on my plastic lens glasses I use Pledge and Kleenex. Of course to save money I keep the kleenex to blow my nose into later before I throw it away. My Dad used to say keep track of your pennies and the dollars will take care of them selfs.

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Old 01-06-2006, 12:52 AM   #10
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I worked with plexiglas extesivlely for a number of years and ran my own plastics fabrication business part time for a few years. The are a number of good products on the market for cleaning Plexiglas that are mentioned here and most work well. However the most important thing before using cleaners or polishes Plexi is to wash it first with quite warm water and liquid soap to make sure there is no fine grit or dust (which is really fine grit) on the surface, especially after a road trip. Don't rub it off, sort of dab it off. If you don't, and you use the cleaner/polish you will eventually end up with a haze of very small scratches. By then it will look like a fog.
If your Plexi does have some small scratches, do the wash and then cut polish it with Brasso polish on a soft flannel cloth. You don't have to polish it hard. It will take awhile and some elbow grease but you will like the end result. The Brasso polish is suspended in a ammoma solution and will not effect the Plexi. Wash the residue off with warm soapy water and finish polishing with a clean flannel cloth and it should almost look like new. While it is still nice and clean apply a coat of the best automotive wax you can get or one of the products mentioned.
Do NOT use and cutting componds coarser than Brasso.
We used to use Brasso to finish large Plexi display objects and display cases for many types of models.
Some model buliders I know would use toothpaste for finishing off the clear canopies on their model aircraft. It has a very fine cutting compound in it also.
May your Plexiglass window live a long & happy life.
Hope this helps
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PS to my previous post. If you are going to use orital buffers, be very careful as Plexi has a low melt point and I have on a number of occasions melted the plastic. I have a polishing machine in my shop with 2"x 10" buff wheels and I have to be very careful with Plexi.
Also I have 4 or 5 different blocks of cutting compounds so I have to use the right one!
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