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How to Clean Plexiglas Windows

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    LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got Jean in West Virginia who’s got a question about cleaning windows. Tell us what’s going on.

    JEAN: Hi. First of all, I’d like to say that I love your show.

    LESLIE: Thanks.

    TOM: Thank you.

    JEAN: I have a few Plexiglas windows in my home and there’s a cloudiness to them. I’ve tried cleaning them with vinegar and water, with the straight vinegar, Windex, even soap and water trying to get the dirt off of it and nothing keeps – I can’t use it. I haven’t found anything where I can clean them and I was hoping you guys might have a solution.

    LESLIE: Jean, unfortunately, you kind of said something that made me a little nervous about what’s been going on with your windows. You used Windex on the Plexiglas and while Windex is great for glass or surfaces, with Plexiglas it causes a reaction on the surface of the Plexi which then causes a cloudiness that is not removable.

    JEAN: Oh, so I did it to myself.

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm.

    TOM: Unfortunately.

    LESLIE: There are special Plexi cleaners that you can pick up at home centers, supermarkets. They’re not hard to find; they’re made especially for Plexiglas and it’s the – it’s really – you can’t go back, though.

    JEAN: Oh, OK.

    LESLIE: Like once you’ve done it, it’s done.

    JEAN: OK. And I can find that at Lowe’s?

    LESLIE: Oh, completely. Any home center, you’ll find it. It’ll be in the cleaning aisle and make sure it’ll say “special Plexiglas cleaner.” And it’s made specifically for that, because otherwise it causes a chemical reaction.

    JEAN: Oh, OK. I understand. Alright. Wonderful. Well, I do appreciate that.

    TOM: You’re very welcome, Jean. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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