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Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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Pledge vs Plexus

Let me start by stating that Plexius is a great product, have used it for years with great results. But at $16.99 per 16oz can I had to question how much I was using and if there was not an equal and cheaper alternative.

Before finding Plexius, many years ago, I was using Pledge furniture polish and was still using it for detailing bikes and cars, but not on the wind screens and visors. Well after some experimenting I can report that Pledge works great and it is actually hard to tell the difference in the results.

Pledge at my local grocery store is cheap, purchased 3 - 16oz cans on sale for $5.00 ($1.67 per can).

One-tenth of the price of Plexius is hard to ignore.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Im a pledge man. My helmets always look like new and clean off easily.
I carry the smaller can and a large cut of felt ( like the sham Wow) just for the hat.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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A few years ago, I went into a shop to buy a new face shield. The parts lady wanted to sell me some plexius. she said it was made for aircraft windshields. Ding a bell went off in my head, because I work for a kit aircraft manufacturer. I'm thinking I bet I can get that at work cheaper. So I declined her offer. The next day I asked the boss if we sold the plexius. He said we did, "but I use pledge on my airplane and my motorcycle helmet. it's a lot cheaper, and works just as good." I never did try the plexius, but I can report that pledge works well.

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Old 03-31-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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Let me start by stating that Plexius is a great product, have used it for year with great results.


A dish towel soaked in hot water works better, and is easier.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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^^^ then you have the carry around your house with the electricity and or gas and water turned on and a hot water heater
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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A dish towel soaked in hot water works better, and is easier.
Agree, a hot, soaking wet towel works well when at home, draped over the area, left for 10 minutes to soften up the bug-guts, etc.

Once they're gone, Pledge does a great job cleaning and waxing paint, headlights, and windshields.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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Excellent. I too have been a fan of Plexus. The current can I have sold for $16.99. I was in a moto store the other day and the same 16 oz can is now $24.99!!! I'm buying pledge. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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like the light blue can. smells good works great

also great at removing paint from gun and gear playing paintball.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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pledge works great on granite and stainless appliances too. I use the lemon stuff all over the place. Just don't overspray it onto your flooring. That's a good way to bust your ass..DAMHIK.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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Lemon Pledge attracts bees - which I'm am slightly allergic to. (They don't stop my heart/breathing but leave one hell of a welt and have swollen my eye shut a few times.)

I use Meguiar's PlastX for my windscreens/helmet shields. I don't carry a whole bottle around though. I buy small plastic bottles that I refill with it. That and a small microfleece rag fit easily in a pocket.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:01 PM   #11
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I have been using pledge and viva towels to clean airplane windshields and motorcycle wind shields for over 20 years with no problems at all. Great stuff and cheap. It you spray it on and very gently wipe heavy dirt off and then change to a clean viva to finish the job, there are no scratches. It is best to rub up and down rather than sidewise or in a circle to prevent any scratches which would be bad for vision. I also use the pledge on the bike paint and clean the wheels with aircraft corrosion prevention oil like AC50 or Corrosion X. I rarely wash the bike.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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Honda spray polish or bike spirits spray polish also works well is half the cost of plexus and doesn't stink like pledge.
That said I just picked up a can of target house brand spray polish to see how it will work.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:12 PM   #13
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pledge

like the light blue can. smells good works great

also great at removing paint from gun and gear playing paintball.
sorry.

I had to laugh

blokes discussing cleaning products

in oz I use mr sheen

works well

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:37 PM   #14
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Pledge works on a slow seat belt too....for those of us who bother to wear them.
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pledge works great on granite and stainless appliances too. I use the lemon stuff all over the place. Just don't overspray it onto your flooring. That's a good way to bust your ass..DAMHIK.
I use it on my whiteboards at school. Have to be careful the first week after treating them...
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