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post #1 of 15 Old 05-01-2011, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Rolling Soft Top Side Windows?

I have seen people say that they just roll up their side windows. How do you do this? I must just be that inept. Any help please?

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-01-2011, 05:13 PM
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I lay mine so they're both face down, with the forward (rigid) edges together.
I have a hospital sheet (like a "single" bed sheet), and I lay the first window down on it, lengthwise, near the corner. (with the sheet lengthwise, too)
I fold the sheet over it, then lay the other window down on top of it
Then, I roll them both up beginning with the rigid edges. This way, neither window is bare to the outside, and neither is touching one another.
Here's an okay pic of the result. They stay in the back lockbox all summer long, and they still look like new.
I hope this helps

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post #3 of 15 Old 05-01-2011, 10:25 PM
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Mine are rolled up all winter in a bag the ex made me. Not too hard to do but as mentioned above, you should put something between them when you roll them up. Just put the hard edge's on the bottom and start rolling.

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to repeat.. put something between them!!! I didn't have this happen to my TJ windows, but they weren't tinted.. not sure if it that's what the difference is.. but I had layed the windows flat in the back of the Jeep, and it was partly cloudy weather. 3 hours later, I go to put the top up because rain was on the way, and the windows had stuck together. After getting them apart, it left marks where they had stuck together. They look like bubbles, and I can't get them off...

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post #5 of 15 Old 05-02-2011, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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So i have the bottom hard edge..and the forward hard edge at 90 degrees. so bring them together and then roll up the rest? I must really be having a non thinking day.
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The hard edge is the part that attaches to the door surround. The strip that goes into the bed rail will bend and roll. If I didn't have mine in storage I'd snap a pic.

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post #7 of 15 Old 05-02-2011, 05:31 PM
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Here's a snapshot. Never mind my foot, but they've been rolled up tight for a few weeks, and tend to take that shape temporarily!

The two forwardmost edges(that fit inside your door surrounds), with the unbendable plastic, line up together, and form something solid to start rolling with. The bottoms of the windows are plastic, too, but they'll bend and rollup. Think of it like a sleeping bag...

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I have one of these, I am sure it can be made at home but I don't have the time or the skill. Clover Patch

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Thanks for everyones input. I feel so much smarter....I wasnt thinking that that bottom plastic would roll.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-02-2011, 07:36 PM
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Thanks for everyones input. I feel so much smarter....I wasnt thinking that that bottom plastic would roll.
I was about to say, "Don;t be afraid to bend the bottom edge." It will roll up. No need to make it super tight, just tight enough for storage.
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post #11 of 15 Old 05-02-2011, 09:01 PM
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For a moment I thought the OP was asking about rolling the windows up while they're still on the Jeep, Landrover-style ...

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If you are too lazy or don't want to make one, there is a company that sells a soft, three layer wrap for all 3 windows. It also comes with a storage sack that you can clip onto your jeep. I can't remember who makes it, but I bought it last year and if you can get pas the fact that you are paying 80 bucks for something you can make for 20 , it really is a great thing to have.

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I am sure it can be made at home but I don't have the time or the skill. Clover Patch
All you have to do is FOLD A SHEET! One fold! It's a bedsheet!

You don't have to "make " anything, and you barely have to buy it!

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post #14 of 15 Old 12-17-2012, 12:14 PM
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I actually bought a Clover Patch soft window roll from Quadratec earlier this year. It has a soft fabric in between each window to protect it. It then rolls up into a carrier. Works great and I highly recommend it!!
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-17-2012, 12:23 PM
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Thread is about a year old :P

The cloverpatch is nice with the felt and bag to clip it to the rollbar.
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