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Unread 06-14-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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water proofing jeep

well the jeep got soaked again today in a sudden downpour. i dont mind getting wet but i hate all the effort it takes to dry the jeep the next day. first thing i wanna ditch is the carpet and go with herculiner. i can handle that fine but i also feel like i need to waterproof some of the electronics at least a little. the blinker gets sketchy if it gets even a little wet. any advice on waterproofing the dash would be appreciated. i know there r a few types of dielectric grease out there for waterproofing electronics but i have no idea how to use em. thanks in advance
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Unread 06-14-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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No matter what you use on the electrical connections under the dash, stuff will go wrong if it gets wet. Your best bet is to fold your seats forward as far as you can and put a garbage bag, tarps and towels over your dashboard. Imo, the easiest thing is to just flip up your top in the rain (it's ok if the windows are out, it'll still keep the dash dry).
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Unread 06-14-2006, 09:17 PM   #3
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No matter what you use on the electrical connections under the dash, stuff will go wrong if it gets wet. Your best bet is to fold your seats forward as far as you can and put a garbage bag, tarps and towels over your dashboard. Imo, the easiest thing is to just flip up your top in the rain (it's ok if the windows are out, it'll still keep the dash dry).
I keep a safari top folded under the seat so I always have it. It takes a minute to put up and take off. Get a rain gear jeep cover for overnight and whatnot. I love mine.

http://www.jeepcovers.com/
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Unread 06-14-2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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don't worry about the blinkers... they're dry out and be "just fine." though mine still are "sketchy" when i first turn it on (it got SOAKED about 10 days ago)...

My thing is the seats... what, does everyone just buy some sort of seat cover to keep them dry?
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Unread 06-14-2006, 09:58 PM   #5
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don't worry about the blinkers... they're dry out and be "just fine." though mine still are "sketchy" when i first turn it on (it got SOAKED about 10 days ago)...

My thing is the seats... what, does everyone just buy some sort of seat cover to keep them dry?
More garbage bags, but there is more to worry about than the clicker in the steering column. The clockspring, if it gets wet the fix is to set it in the sun, but it throws all sorts of codes, airbag light and cruise control won't work, etc. etc.
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