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Unread 06-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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new to factory soft tops/care

hi everyone, i recently got a factory soft top for my fairly new wrangler and I was wondering if anyone else has a hard time with the zippers on the back window, no matter what I do I always seem to have to apply a lot of pressure, more so than should be necessary, I was wondering if this was common or if there is something I could possibly be doing wrong, I follow all of the directions.
Also do the windows really skratch as easily as people say? I have the dark tinted ones and I was wondering if its ok to store the back window rolled up in the top with the top down or if this will permantly damage the rear window.
Thanks for any feedback on the care and use of the factory soft top...

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Unread 06-20-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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If the rear window isn't positioned correctly it will be harder to zip. ANy soft top I have had it is a little harder to zip when you get to the left and right...I think there is something you can put on them to make them slide easier...some have posted it on here but I can't remember what it was.

The windows will scratch if you have a lot of dust or dirt on them when rolling them up. If you don't want them to scratch take your windows out after you wash your jeep and leave them out.
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Unread 06-20-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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Rubbing some candle wax on the zippers should help, but I just rely on keeping the zippers reasonably clean. When zipping, zip slowly. Momentum can increase wear on the plastic zippers and can break zipper pulls. If you run into a tough spot, wiggle the zipper pull quickly but gently from side to side (changing the angle from which you are pulling on the zipper), and it usually works. Also, make sure that the window is lined up and flat just before the zipper pull.
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