What do you use to clean your clear soft vinyl windows?

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    3fletch New Member

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    We have a nearly new evolution E3 and the clear windows seem to have an oily residue on them. They are clear but you can see a film, I want to clean them without damaging them. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I had good results with a product designed for clear vinyl windows in convertibles. Look in the aisle where car waxes are sold.
     
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    3fletch New Member

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    What do you use to clean your clear soft vinyl windows?

    Thanks I'll look for it.
     
  4. HiFiDave

    HiFiDave Singin round the campfire

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    Look for a product call PLEXUS.

    It will clean, treat and protect your plastic like few products can. Careful what you use, as cleaners like ammonia and such are a big no, no from what I am to understand. I've been using Plexus on my Coleman E1 for a while now and my plastic stays nice, clean, flexible, beads water etc..

    http://www.autogeek.net/plexplasclea.html
     
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    It's possible that the film you're seeing is a UV protectant layer that isn't supposed to come off. It's equally possible that it's a residue from the manufacturing process that should have been cleaned off at the factory or dealership.

    Cleaners and preservatives like Plexus are great for a pup's vinyl windows. If you're a boat person, marine top vinyl window cleaner works very well too.

    If you're a cheap individual like me, a little bit of dish washing detergent and water in a sprayer bottle works well, but it needs to be rinsed off with a wet towel, then dried.

    As has been mentioned before, avoid glass cleaners and anything else with ammonia or alcohol as a base. Both will yellow vinyl windows and make them brittle.
     

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