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SOL3boy1985
09-14-2007, 10:20 AM
the rear window on my convertable has gotten really foggy. any recommendations on how to clear it back up?

thaaaaaaaanks!!

Audi90Quattro
09-14-2007, 05:59 PM
Try using a plastic polish such as Meguiar's PlastX plastic polish and cleaner. If its not severe Plexus might also work, but yours sounds like too far gone for the Plexus. Also don't ever use paper towel to clean it. Always use microfiber cloths for the plastic window.

SOL3boy1985
09-15-2007, 01:54 AM
is that the same thing you would use to clear up headlight lenses for other cars?

MoralWarfare
09-15-2007, 02:42 AM
PlastX can be used to clean plastic headlight lenses, yes. it's good stuff, and should work well with your conv. top rear window.

Futant3
09-15-2007, 06:15 AM
depends on what is causing the foggy look, if its material breakdown nothing is going to make a huge difference and you'd just need a new window.

but of course try a good gentle plastic polish and use very clean microfiber towels. make sure to spray it down and wipe it down with a wet towel to get all the dirt off or it'll scratch when you move on to products.

SOL3boy1985
09-15-2007, 09:08 AM
ok cool. ill try it this weekend. also, if i do need to replace it, how much are we looking at here? and is it a "stealership" thing? or can i take it ate a regular auto glass replacement shop?

MoralWarfare
09-15-2007, 02:38 PM
a regular auto-glass place where they have trucks go to you and replace the glass most likely won't deal with convertible rear glass. at my dealership (BMW), the technicians install convertible plastic glass, so you may be looking at a stealership thing. however, check around with your local auto-glass places and see if there are any shops around that specialize in convertible top work.

SOL3boy1985
09-17-2007, 11:27 AM
so i just bought plastX and it didnt cure my problem... i guess if i wanted to see through my rear i would need to replace it!! :(

Futant3
09-29-2007, 07:49 PM
this is definitely not a stealership thing. if you look in the yellow pages I'm sure you will find many auto upholstery shops that can handle this for you. when I did mine I think the window brand new was something like $120-140ish.

SOL3boy1985
09-30-2007, 08:29 AM
this is definitely not a stealership thing. if you look in the yellow pages I'm sure you will find many auto upholstery shops that can handle this for you. when I did mine I think the window brand new was something like $120-140ish.

is that the price for only the window or is that the priced installed?