Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jeep4Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 615
Another great product is Novus plastic clean and shine (Novus #1). It's a plastic specific cleaner.

For fine scratches, they make a #2 designed to help buff out fine scratches.

I use both for plastic parts in my Pinball machine, Jeep vinyl windows and a #2 followed by a #1 polish works great to clean up oxidized polycarbonate headlights.

Hmmmm, something about #2 and #1 polish just seems a bit gross . But Novus is great stuff.
__________________

__________________
Jeep4Two
2011 FR Rockwood Premiere A126 Hard Side
TV=2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2 Dr
Reese 66065 WDH, Curt WDH Shank #17120
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Mopar 7-pin Harness
B&M Transmission Cooler (#70268)
Jeep4Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Jeep4Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 615
Also remember, dish soap (and laundry soap) will strip any wax or protectant off of the surface, so reapply wax or protectant after using those. For cleaning I prefer Blue Coral car wash soap.
__________________

__________________
Jeep4Two
2011 FR Rockwood Premiere A126 Hard Side
TV=2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2 Dr
Reese 66065 WDH, Curt WDH Shank #17120
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Mopar 7-pin Harness
B&M Transmission Cooler (#70268)
Jeep4Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep4Two View Post
Also remember, dish soap (and laundry soap) will strip any wax or protectant off of the surface, so reapply wax or protectant after using those.
Agree, that dish soap may not be best, even for the plastic windows unless it is really diluted. A good quality car wash soap would be best. I haven't used Joy or Dawn on my cars for many moons.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
handbuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,227
Today while I was at the dealer's having my fridge's annual check up, I asked about cleaning the windows. The service tech told me to clean the windows with warm soapy water and can also use Pledge with a soft towel. He put the product he was going to sell me back on the shelf. :-)
__________________

2012 FR Flagstaff T12SDTH
1996 Shadowcruiser Pop Up Truck Camper
1967 Newell Motorcoach
2003 Ford F150 5.4 V8 Triton Super Cab
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6 V8 4x4 Crew Cab
handbuilder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
jjdcamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Murrells Inlet, SC
Posts: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by handbuilder View Post
Today while I was at the dealer's having my fridge's annual check up, I asked about cleaning the windows. The service tech told me to clean the windows with warm soapy water and can also use Pledge with a soft towel. He put the product he was going to sell me back on the shelf. :-)
Handbuilder:

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. You are so right!!!!!

I researched acrylics this afternoon on Wikipedia and they said the same thing. Warm, dish, soapy water, soft cloth and don't scour but wash lightly. Dawn should work fine. Pat dry with a soft cloth.

I washed a small portion of the bubble window frame, at the very bottom of the window following Wikipedia's directions and it appeared to come clean. However, the wind has been blowing quite hard all day and this campground has all dirt roads, and when I looked at it about 1/2 an hour ago, it was all dusty again. But, I think it's just dust and not sap. I believe I got the sap off. Tomorrow, if it's a nice day, I'm going to wash the rest of the bubble windows the same way. Nice and easy on the "elbow grease". Dawn is a hell of a lot cheaper than the stuff the plastics people want you to buy and it's available anywhere, even the Dollar General store. I think we got this problem solved and I thank you for finding out about it for me. What a great forum this is!

Jim
__________________
jjdcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Milford, MA
Posts: 441
Wrong forum? A frame windows are glass. Windex or other glass cleaner should be fine for glass windows. The aframes don't have vinyl windows. Though plexus or similar products are fine for vinyl windows as would be on a popup or jeep or some boat canvas windows.
__________________
2011 A-122
rawlus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
FarFromStock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 180
The bubble windows are plexi-glass, or acrylic of some sort. The large windows are glass.
__________________
...and...we're camping!!
Glenn & Debbie
2013 Rockwood A127TH (aka Carl)
2012 Ford Raptor
Camping born-on date: 21 July 2012
Nights camped: 2014-3 (so far!!); 2013-16; 2012-2 nights
FarFromStock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
jjdcamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Murrells Inlet, SC
Posts: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep4Two View Post
Another great product is Novus plastic clean and shine (Novus #1). It's a plastic specific cleaner.

For fine scratches, they make a #2 designed to help buff out fine scratches.

I use both for plastic parts in my Pinball machine, Jeep vinyl windows and a #2 followed by a #1 polish works great to clean up oxidized polycarbonate headlights.

Hmmmm, something about #2 and #1 polish just seems a bit gross . But Novus is great stuff.
Jeep4two:

I ordered the Plexus and it should be there by the time I get home. (I'm still on my 2nd camping trip. Be home Monday, the 20th.) My question is how to use the Plexus. Do you spray it on and then wipe/clean the plastic windows? What do you use to dry the windows off? I guess I need a full set of instructions on using Plexus as I don't want to ever scratch the plastic windows. You sound like you have used all this stuff and have experience since your Jeep has plastic windows also.

Thanks,

Jim
__________________
jjdcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 43
The plastic looks brand new!
__________________
desertwilde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Jeep4Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 615
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjdcamper View Post
Jeep4two:

I ordered the Plexus and it should be there by the time I get home. (I'm still on my 2nd camping trip. Be home Monday, the 20th.) My question is how to use the Plexus. Do you spray it on and then wipe/clean the plastic windows? What do you use to dry the windows off? I guess I need a full set of instructions on using Plexus as I don't want to ever scratch the plastic windows. You sound like you have used all this stuff and have experience since your Jeep has plastic windows also.

Thanks,

Jim
I've not used Plexus, but I've used Novus on my Jeep. So far on the camper only soap and water. I'd say the Plexus will have instructions to get you started.
__________________

__________________
Jeep4Two
2011 FR Rockwood Premiere A126 Hard Side
TV=2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2 Dr
Reese 66065 WDH, Curt WDH Shank #17120
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Mopar 7-pin Harness
B&M Transmission Cooler (#70268)
Jeep4Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.