Chett asked: How do I clean and restore the plastic windows on a convertible? The convertible to is 7 years old, and the windows appear fogged over or faded.
It’s easy to restore plastic or vinyl windows on your convertible with this specially formulated cleaning kit. For best results, treat windows as soon as you see discoloration. Once the vinyl is cracked, you cannot repair it. However, you may still be able to remove the yellowing and cloudiness.
You Will Need:
- Diamondite Clear Vinyl System Kit
- Painter’s tape
- Newspaper or plastic drop cloth
- Damp, clean microfiber cloth
- Dry microfiber cloths
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Protect the area around the vinyl windows with plastic or newspaper. Use the painter’s tape to secure it in place. Wipe any debris from the window with a damp cloth.
- Spray the window with a generous amount of Clear Vinyl Stain Remover (included in kit).
- Allow the spray to sit on the window for 10 seconds.
- Use a second microfiber cloth to wipe the area dry.
- If yellowing is still present, repeat steps 2-4 until it is removed.
- Next, put about a quarter sized amount of Clear Vinyl Cleanser onto the white surface of the Tri-color Foam Applicator (both included in kit).
- Rub it back and forth over the vinyl until it begins to dry.
- Buff with dry microfiber towel (included in kit).
- If haze remains, repeat steps 6-8 as needed.
- The final process is to protect the window with Clear Vinyl Shield (included in kit). Apply a mist over the surface.
- Use a microfiber cloth to disperse it over the window.
- Turn the cloth to a dry spot and buff it dry.
- If desired, wait one hour and repeat steps 10-12 for added protection.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Weathering and yellowing of the window should be limited to the outside surfaces. You shouldn’t have to clean the inside.