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post #1 of 18 Old 11-11-2008, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Heat Fix for the JK

Last summer I felt a ton of heat coming off the inside of my hard top so I came up with this fast cheap fix.. In Florida we have a ton of heat and sunshine one day I all most burnt my hand on the inside of my roof. As I took down my windshield visor it was cool to the touch that is what gave me this idea!

Start with 3 jumbo windshield deflators.



Next cut them to the size you need two pieces for the tee tops, One piece for the passenger roof, and one piece for the rear.

Lay each piece over the area you would like to cover and cut out to fill the void where the thin roof is.


Than spray them with Rust-Oleum Plastic primer you pick the color! I used white.



Next Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. I then use 3m two sided tape all around the border then a few small strips down in the middle and then the sides of that. Peel off the other side of the tape and start from one side and lay the cut piece that you painted in and press down to secure!

Repeat to all 4 pieces and your done! I have had them in for about 3 months now and no more heat beaming me in the head and the Jeep cools off fast now!

Driver side tee top.


Front tee tops.


Back seat top.


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post #2 of 18 Old 11-11-2008, 09:57 PM
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you use the hardtop in summer?

theres your problem! JK

actually this isnt a bad idea, i may use it on my TJ. we get spurts of 80 degree weather in the winter months here...

and this works both ways! yay cheap insulation!

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post #3 of 18 Old 12-01-2008, 10:26 PM
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Has it cut down on road noise at all? Just curious.
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post #4 of 18 Old 12-06-2008, 01:12 PM
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... why you using a top in the summer anyway? :P
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post #5 of 18 Old 01-08-2009, 01:07 PM
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... why you using a top in the summer anyway? :P
Because it rains here in the summer everyday... sometimes twice a day.. then the sun comes out and heats up to about 97 with 100% humidty. Like driving through a steam bath.

Down here the full time topless starts about late November to late April then the wet season kicks back up in May. So right now we are right in the middle of our "Wheeling" season with temps in the mid 70's to mid 80's dryer air.. simply beautiful weather.

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post #6 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 08:33 PM
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I'm from Canada myself so heat is like a blessing, I wonder if this stuff is gonna help from extreem cold, I mean like flip it other way around or something?
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post #7 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 08:41 PM
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I wonder if I flip it other way around is it gonna protect me from extreem cold we got here, or should I do exactly the same stuff?
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post #8 of 18 Old 02-01-2009, 11:37 PM
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I wonder if I flip it other way around is it gonna protect me from extreem cold we got here, or should I do exactly the same stuff?
Insulation works both ways, it blocks the transfer of energy. My redneck friend said something funny one time while we were camping. He was talkin' about his thermos and said, "This things amazing. It keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. It's like it knows what I want."

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post #9 of 18 Old 02-04-2009, 08:45 PM
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thats pretty cool job too bad you get that poor wheather
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-07-2009, 10:07 PM
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I put "thinsulate" with heat/sound acustic, fastened with velcro

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post #11 of 18 Old 07-02-2009, 03:48 PM
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Hay thanks HITMONEY, you would think that jeep could do this ?
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 08:11 AM
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OK I realize Im resurecting an old thread, but Im curious as to how well the top is working for you?
Im in Calif, and Im looking for fairly simple options for my 09.
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post #13 of 18 Old 09-25-2009, 09:01 AM
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Thats a really good idea
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-25-2009, 09:01 AM
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I like the design and everything
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post #15 of 18 Old 06-15-2011, 02:55 PM
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Nice work. I am doing the same thing with what is the same material. Thermo-guard FR from Thermo-tec. There is another post from a few years back that is very similar to this.

Not sure why I am doing this. The top is hanging in the garage, and will probably stay there through November!
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