How to Clean your Plastic Jeep Windows

If you own a Jeep, you already know how shoddy looking windows can throw off the whole appearance of your Jeep. Nothing looks tackier than a clean Jeep with scratched up or the appearance of fogged over windows.

The easiest way to clean your Jeep plastic windows is to use mild dishwashing liquid and warm water and a soft clean terry cloth. Rinse them well and dry with a soft clean terry cloth. Apply a protectant to extend the life of your plastic/vinyl windows.

Do not ever use bleach or common household cleaning products when cleaning your windows. Many of them have chemical in them such as alcohol, ammonia, and bleach that will strip off natural properties leaving your windows to dull and tint. Do not dry your windows with paper towels. As convenient as they may be and as multi purpose as they claim, they can scratch your windows. Make sure excessive dirt is off your windows first by spraying them down good. Even the slightest grains of dirt can cause scratching. Avoid using a circular motion when cleaning and drying windows as well. Go either right to left or opposite. A swirling pattern goes against the natural grain of the Jeep windows and can create scratching.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. Hey, thanks for all that info on my plastic windows. I wonder why the dealer didn’t bother to tell me all of that. If it was in the handbook I never saw it. I’m going to start carrying a plastic jug with a mild soapy water so I can clean them as needed. I don’t mind the rest of the Jeep getting muddy, but I do like to see out of the windows at all times.


  2. I learned about plastic window care the hard way. I scratched them up pretty bad before someone told me to stop what I was doing. I don’t know if it was in the handbook because I didn’t read it. I only read the instructions if all else fails. Guess I better mend my ways.


  3. I really never gave it a thought. After a weekend off road I run it through the local car wash to get all of the mud and grime off of it. It doesn’t appear that it has hurt the windows any. It’s not the type with the brush, it’s just spray soap and water.


  4. If your dealer had been doing his job Greg, he would have told you how to clean the plastic windows. If we didn’t tell our customers just those types of things, we would be out looking for new jobs.


  5. I looked at a couple of used Jeeps and the plastic windows were so scratched up that you couldn’t see anything through them. I think they must have used a wire brush, or at the very least a bristle brush. I don’t particularly want to buy a new Jeep but by the time I replace the windows in a used Jeep, it probably won’t cost me much more.


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