PRIST PGC-13 Acrylic, Plastic and Glass Cleaner: Formulated specifically for aviation and for all types of windscreens.
When we developed a windscreen cleaner, we formulated one that would attack tough surface grime - without harming the delicate finish of a transparency. One that would, unlike a lot of cleaners, work equally well on all transparency surfaces without harm.
Prist Acrylic, Plastic and Glass Cleaner works safely and easily on all acrylic, stretched acrylic, polycarbonate, glass and coated glass aircraft windscreens. And it works inside and outside the aircraft, and on metal and vinyl, without harming painted surfaces. Prist cleaner is tough on dirt - and gentle on everything else.
No more abrasive cleaners - no more solvents! Most general purpose cleaners contain harsh solvents that will eventually cause windscreen hazing or streaking - especially on non-glass surfaces. Prist cleaner contains no abrasive cleaning agents or propellants. And unlike other cleaners, it dispenses as a foam, so work areas are easily defined.
Prist cleaner effectively breaks down and removes stubborn grease, and dissolves sticky organic residue from insects and birds. Its fast-acting formulation provides tough cleaning power with a minimum of scrubbing. Prist cleaner also contains an anti-static compound that prevents the buildup of static charge, which can attract damaging airborne particles that scratch surfaces during cleaning.
Handling and storage
Prist Acrylic, Plastic and Glass Cleaner is absolutely safe when used as directed, and contains no dangerous chemicals either in its formulation or propellant.
As with any aerosol, store out of direct sunlight. Do not puncture or incinerate, and avoid exposure to high heat.
The best way to increase the lifespan of a windscreen is to clean it properly.
Step 1: Always flood the area with water to wash away surface dirt, and, using hands or fingertips, attempt to loosen any residue adhering to the transparency. Step 2: Apply Prist cleaner to one area at a time, then wipe away with a soft, non-synthetic cloth. Genuine chamois or 100% cotton terrycloth or flannel are good choices. Never use paper towels, which are highly abrasive and will cause hairline scratches. Cleaning with a circular motion can cause glare rings, so use an up and down motion. Folding a cloth to expose a clean area after each pass will prevent scratching from dirt that accumulates on the cloth itself. Step 3: After it has completely dried, apply a thin coat of hard wax to the transparency. This will reduce water absorption in flight, and help prevent pitting. In between waxings, the anti-static contained in Prist cleaner minimizes the negative electrical charge built up during flight, and helps repel dust and dirt.
Overall Rating for Prist® 84830 Acrylic and Plastic Aircraft Windscreen Cleaner - 13 oz Aerosol Can
|(based on 3 reviews)| Aside from choosing a rather unfortunate name in aviation (my friend asked if we could get some Prist when we were fueling up at an FBO and they just added the additive to the Jet-A), this stuff doesn't do much. You get what you pay for though. I spray Prist on my windscreen and the bugs and dirt... well, they just kind of stay there. (The fact that the instructions tell you to wash with water first should have been an indication, I suppose.) Pay a little more and get Plexus.
By matt from Orange County, CA. on June 18, 2015
Cons:It doesn't work.
I first used Prist at my work to keep the helicopter clean. It works like a wonder. Gets off dirt, grime, and bugs very easily, and leaves a nice shine and protective barrier to make cleaning later very easy. And compared to other plastic cleaners it is a huge price bargin. I have since started using it on my motorcycle also and it works great on all the plastic items.
Prist Plastic Cleaner
By Bell407Pilot from North Dakota on July 2, 2013
Pros:It works great. The price is great!
Cons:Nothing, it works better than described.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Prist is good at cleaning bugs and other things off the windshield and side windows. It moistens the windshield and pre-moistening with water is usually unnecessary. Unlike other products, it does not leave an oily residue on the windows.
Prist best in its class
By Jim Ellis from Harvard, MA on August 21, 2011
Pros:Easy to use. No oily residue.
Cons:Nothing to dislike.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Prist® 84830 Acrylic and Plastic Aircraft Windscreen Cleaner - 13 oz Aerosol Can