Pledge vs Plexus

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by idahoskiguy, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. idahoskiguy

    idahoskiguy Long timer

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    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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  2. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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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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  3. Walterxr650l

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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.

    Walter
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  4. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    A dish towel soaked in hot water works better, and is easier.
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  5. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin K1300S fast as shi..

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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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  6. jon_l

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    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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  7. dantroop

    dantroop Been here awhile

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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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  8. Krypt Keeper

    Krypt Keeper Adventurer

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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.
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  9. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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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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  10. duck

    duck Banned

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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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  11. geolpilot

    geolpilot Been here awhile

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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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  12. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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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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  13. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    sorry.

    I had to laugh

    blokes discussing cleaning products

    in oz I use mr sheen

    works well

    cheers
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  14. motu

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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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  15. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    I use it on my whiteboards at school. Have to be careful the first week after treating them...:y0!
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  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Lemon Pledge since I got it at Costco cheap. I used to use Honda spray, but Pledge is cheaper, plus works great on the furniture.:lol3
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  17. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Can you expand that a bit, please?

    Do you mean you use it on the seat-belt fabric once the retracting spring starts to weaken and doesn't retract the belt well? Doesn't the Pledge grease-up your clothes?
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  18. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    It's not the spring getting weak, it's the fabric - doesn't go as easily through the top loop or onto the bottom spool. I haven't noticed any belts getting greasy....or greasy customers clothes.
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  19. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    KLR riders with their dull ass plastic have been using Pledge a long time.
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  20. frontiercat

    frontiercat on the wheel

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    I buy the Pledge wipes in the re-sealable package...carry it with me.
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