PLEXUS – the Best Plastic Cleaner

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March 17, 2014

From time to time, we spotlight the best garage products on the market. The best plastic cleaner, polisher and protectant we’ve found is Plexus ( This is the good stuff. Since it’s hard to find in typical retail stores, Plexus remains a bit of a secret amongst the general public.

Large bottle of Plexus plastic cleaner inside circle of American flags

Plexus is simply the best plastic cleaner on the market. (Click the pic for more info.)

Plexus has been a longtime favorite of the aviation industry. It was originally created to clean aircraft windshields and painted surfaces. But people soon realized that Plexus works wonders on a variety of plastic surfaces.

Plexus has become popular amongst motorcycle and boat owners, who use it to clean everything from helmets to portholes. It certainly works the same magic on RVs. For example, Plexus cleans fiberglass, bug guards, laminates (like Formica), sun visors, and window tint film. It’s just gotta be plastic.

Plexus is easy to use and the results can be dramatic. To use Plexus, simply spray and wipe – no buffing, no mess, and no waste. In my experience, one can of Plexus lasts a long time.

As for the dramatic results, I’ve seen cloudy soft vinyl turn clear (for example, on automobile convertible top windows). Plexus not only cleans the plastic in question, it seems to have restorative polishing properties. For example, Plexus will work wonders on the clear plastic of our Airstream skylight.

Plexus works well with colored plastics, it makes clear plastic almost transparent, and it leaves plastic paints gleaming.

Plexus not only cleans like a madman, it protects plastic much better than ordinary cleaners. Because Plexus seals the pores in plastic surfaces with a thin layer of shiny protective wax, plastic becomes resistant to debris, oil, scratches, and yellowing. And the anti-static properties of Plexus repel dust and lint.

Since new plastic is vulnerable to contaminants, applying Plexus early in its life can help in the long-term protection and maintenance. Older plastics also benefit from the restorative effects of Plexus.

On my garage storage shelf, Plexus holds an honored place alongside Boeshield T-9 (and a few other “secret” chem products that will soon be revealed!).

But don’t take my word for it. With over 40 5-star reviews on Amazon, the people have spoken. Plexus rocks.

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