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Old 09-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Does anybody wax their window protectors?

So I was a little upset that the nylon bike cover for my tongue mounted bike rack had gotten loose and abraded the surface of the smoked plexi center window protector. I stood there, contemplating what would be the best product to try and "buff" it out. I decided to start conservatively and pulled down the McGuires cleaner wax.

The GREAT news is, it took out the micro-scratching wonderfully! The unexpected find is that auto wax leaves a fantastically clean finish with the same slippery water beading finish that it does on paint. I would suppose it would help with bug cleaning as well.

Maybe this is old news to some of you, but I hadn't ever even thought of it before.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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We do! (assuming you are talking about rock guards)
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Mothers liquid cleaner wax works as well. I usually use Plexus on plastic however.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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So I was a little upset that the nylon bike cover for my tongue mounted bike rack had gotten loose and abraded the surface of the smoked plexi center window protector. I stood there, contemplating what would be the best product to try and "buff" it out. I decided to start conservatively and pulled down the McGuires cleaner wax.

The GREAT news is, it took out the micro-scratching wonderfully! The unexpected find is that auto wax leaves a fantastically clean finish with the same slippery water beading finish that it does on paint. I would suppose it would help with bug cleaning as well.

Maybe this is old news to some of you, but I hadn't ever even thought of it before.

I had trouble getting my smoked plexi clean after a good bug killing trip and found a product made by Bluemagic that is a plastic and plexiglass cleaner and light scratch remover.
On a side note, their bottle says to use their metal polish to achieve a "brilliant shine" . I haven't tried that yet but they say the metal polish is 100% non abrasive.
The stuff I used worked fine for what I needed and shined it up nicely.
I've never tried cleaner wax on plexi, glad it solved your problem.
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Griots plastic cleaner works well too!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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I wonder if the stuff in the "3M Headlight Restoration Kit" would work for this; or, is it overkill? Also, it might be too expensive. Has anyone tried this?
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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If you have the time and energy to wax your entire trailer, it will preserve the clearcoat finish. Mine still looks good on my 2004 Safari.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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Yep, McGuirs plexi cleaner followed by their polish - great for aircraft canopies as well!
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