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post #1 of 8 Old 05-19-2015, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Duplicolor Vinyl & Fabric Coating on Soft Top

Hey all,

I just wanted to post a couple quick pics to show my results with duplicolor's vinyl and fabric coating on my soft top.

I've tried all the tips and tricks I could find to remove the dirt stains from my top. Nothing worked. Plus it was pretty well faded.

I had done some research on this duplicolor stuff and found some stories of guys using it on bikini tops and smaller pieces but I hadn't been able to find any examples of anyone using it on a full soft top for a jeep or other convertible so after a little deliberation I decided to try it out.

What's the worst that could happen right?

Anyway, the results have been really positive. Everyone that has seen it so far has thought it was a new top

The first photo is the before pic. The top isn't dirty, it was actually stained that way from the dirt out hear.

In the after pic you can see the stark contrast between the faded and stained window section and the part that i used the duplicolor on. (I estimated wrong and ran out before I could finish the windows)

Overall I'm very pleased with the outcome

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-19-2015, 08:16 PM
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That stuffs great! I had a set of tan rollbar covers that I wasn't going to use because I wanted black, and I almost just threw them out. I saw a can of this stuff and picked up two of them. Those covers came out great! We'll see how they stand up to the sun and everyday driving, but they look great now!

Your softtop looks nice!!
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-19-2015, 11:25 PM
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Wow...That looks like new nice job.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-20-2015, 08:03 AM
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So does that stuff have additional UV proctectant? I'm looking for something to help keep my tonneau cover and bikini top from rotting away in the intense sun and heat we get here.

'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.

The advertised position for a topless, dirty jeep girl has been filled......by my wife. Thanks to all that applied.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-20-2015, 10:31 AM
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So does that stuff have additional UV proctectant? I'm looking for something to help keep my tonneau cover and bikini top from rotting away in the intense sun and heat we get here.
We also get nasty UV up here. They have UV level warnings in the paper and on the weather sites. Folks come up from Florida and just get fried. They can't figure it. Government is real quiet about that ozone hole, they even fired all the scientists monitoring it, I met some of them a while ago....

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Go home jeepwhore, you're drunk...
I wish!

In my neck of the woods the daytime summer temps average 85-90F and often approach 100 (with generally low humidity) from mid June to early Sept.....things left out to the sun exposure usually aren't long for this world.

'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.

The advertised position for a topless, dirty jeep girl has been filled......by my wife. Thanks to all that applied.
<------------and yes, that is her.
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So does that stuff have additional UV proctectant? I'm looking for something to help keep my tonneau cover and bikini top from rotting away in the intense sun and heat we get here.
No I wouldn't count on it for any additional UV protection, especially since it's main purpose is for interiors.

The best stuff I've seen for UV protection is the 303 Aerospace protectant
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