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Old 07-02-2016, 05:06 PM   #1
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Writing on plexiglass window

One of the PO was apparently trying to sell my Boler for $2500.00. I know this because they wrote the price on the front plexiglass window... I have no idea what they used but I can't seem to get it off and I want to be very careful about what I use on it, to avoid any further damage. It's very faint, but in certain lights you can definitely see it.

Any ideas? I've tried Norwex cloths, and vinegar/water with paper towels. Also, there was incidental contract with the cat wash soap when I was washing the rest of the Boler.

Thanks for any and all ideas!
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #2
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Try plexus. Plexus Plastic Cleaner
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:40 PM   #3
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Is that website the only place to get it? A $45 shipping fee plus the cost of the product is a little too rich for my blood.

On that site they did mention that you could use it for eyeglasses. I wonder if eyeglass cleaning from the optometrist would work?

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:48 PM   #4
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Is what you are seeing paint or whatever, or has the plex yellowed or hazed up where there was no writing?
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #5
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Mcguiars makes plexi glass cleaner and polish and it is available in marine and auto parts stores here in the U.S.. Don't know if it will do the job but worth a try.


$2500 Canadian sounds like a really great price.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:55 PM   #6
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No, it's not the window being yellowed, it's the numbers in sort of a cloudy, whitish situation.

And we actually got it for $1800 CDN.! 😃

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Is that website the only place to get it? A $45 shipping fee plus the cost of the product is a little too rich for my blood.

On that site they did mention that you could use it for eyeglasses. I wonder if eyeglass cleaning from the optometrist would work?

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Motorcycle shops carry it I've been using it for years on my windshield and for my trailer. It even takes fine scratches out. You'll never use anything else after trying it amazing stuff.
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:45 AM   #8
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Olive Oil!
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:55 AM   #9
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If it looks like the writing was done by a sharpie use some Deep Woods Off mosquito spray. We used to use that at work on everything from plexiglass to stainless steel and it worked better than anything else we tried.
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:10 PM   #10
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Rubbing Alcohol

Try rubbing alcohol to remove the marks. It works well on nonporeous surfaces.
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:08 PM   #11
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Don't use any solvents on plexiglass. It always helps to know what NOT to use

Alcohol is a solvent even if rubbing alcohol is a diluted with water form of it. Depending on what they used for a marker you could end up driving the stain deeper into the plastic instead of removing it all. So do not use alcohol, it would work great on glass but not on plastic.

If they used a dye marker that was solvent based then the die might have penetrated into the surface in which case you will be well frustrated in any attempt to get rid of it. Lets hope it is just a bit of surface residue.

Do a search on Novus plastic polish kit.

If that does not do it then you have a choice of going with micron flexible grit polishing papers from 3M. You can work your way through those using finer and finer grits and then finish the job with the Novus plastic polish kit. The link to the micron papers is from a guitar makers site. I used that site because they have good prices and are reputable sellers. Other people sell this specialty polishing paper as well.
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I bought a used snowmobile a couple years ago where the seller had written the price on the windshield. I think he used the type of marker that car resellers use to write on glass. Might be easy to remove on glass but wouldn't come off the plastic windshield (plexiglass?) of the sled. I got it off using some car wax or compound. In fact it needed a very soft abrasive, which is what the compound is. May be a Magic Eraser would do it, it is a soft abrasive, but could be too harsh, I would try it on a non-visible spot first. Actually on plastic anything I would try would be on a non-visible sport first. You never know if the plastic isn't gonna melt, scratch, discolor or whatever.
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You might try a white toothpaste like Colgate.
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:49 AM   #14
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Maybe that's what the PO used... The writing definitely isn't thin, like a Sharpie. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they used a bar of soap - that's the width of each number and it is sort of a whitish, cloudy colour.

So, things to try, Plexus, olive oil, toothpaste, Magic Eraser, Deep Woods Off!! Lots of suggestions! The neighbours are going to think I've gone crazy!!
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