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post #1 of 14 Old 03-23-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Soft Top Care

Hello all,
Thought I'd ask the real pros.

What is everyones favorite product to use for keeping their soft top (and windows) clean, protected and looking good?

I would hate to use somthing that could deteriorate and shorten the life of the top and windows.

Thanks everyone.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-24-2010, 05:36 AM
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Bestop specifically makes products for both. A lot of people seem to like 303. I think the best way to care for the soft top though is to make sure you fold it down properly so that nothing really rubs together and either buy the clover patch window roll storage bag or have your girlfriend make you something similiar (or make one yourself if you're skilled like that, I wasn't. lol). The soft top itself can be washed at a car wash, etc and the material is fairly tough and comes out looking good, the windows require the most care though. I actually bought the best top stuff for them and usually try and wipe them down a bit before rolling them up, just so that any dirt/dust doesn't rub against the windows when stored.

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303 is really good stuff, they have a fabric protectant as well, just don't let it dry on the paint
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post #4 of 14 Old 03-25-2010, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the great information. For starters I picked up the 303 products and used them, it looks great. I'll get into the storage prep and practice next.

Thanks again.
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-22-2010, 09:31 AM
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No reason to start a new thread.

Regarding the 303 products, I"ve checked them out and there are a few different items. Which ones specifically should I get for the soft top?
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-22-2010, 09:39 AM
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Stop by a boat shop. They'll have what you need. It's 303 Vinyl Protectant.

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Stop by a boat shop. They'll have what you need. It's 303 Vinyl Protectant.

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-22-2010, 12:51 PM
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Just a quick note:
Please be careful what you use on your windows. The top fabric is tough, and can stand up to things better than the windows.

Don't use any chemicals unless it specifically says it's made for vinyl or pvc window material.

Not sure about 303 on the windows - sounds like it works good on the tops, though.

Bestop does make cleaner and protectant for your top and for your windows, and of course we want you to buy lots and lots of it. BUT we will happily sit back and watch you use other products, many of which work great. Just be careful what you put on those windows. Thanks!!
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Just a quick note:
Please be careful what you use on your windows. The top fabric is tough, and can stand up to things better than the windows.

Don't use any chemicals unless it specifically says it's made for vinyl or pvc window material.

Not sure about 303 on the windows - sounds like it works good on the tops, though.

Bestop does make cleaner and protectant for your top and for your windows, and of course we want you to buy lots and lots of it. BUT we will happily sit back and watch you use other products, many of which work great. Just be careful what you put on those windows. Thanks!!
Good piece of advice. I have read somewhere that 303 is not good on windows and will mess them up.
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-22-2010, 02:38 PM
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Can u use armor all on the soft top? (not the windows/just the top)

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If you want. It won't last long and will leave those ugly runs after it gets wet.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-22-2010, 06:32 PM
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i use 303 aerospace protectant on my soft top AND windows.. no issues. they windows stay nice and soft
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If you want. It won't last long and will leave those ugly runs after it gets wet.
X2. It's also very hard to get an even armor all coating on an entire top. You'll get streaks and spots. Unless you're a lot neater than me.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-30-2013, 03:33 PM
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Soft Top Twill vs. PVC

Proud new owner of a 2013 Wrangler Sport with the Sunrider top. I want to take care of the top and was ready to buy the supplies necessary to take care of the traditional PVC top when I was told that "some" of the 2013's use twill, which of course utilizes a completely different set of supplies. Problem is that I'm not smart enough to know whether the top is PVC or twill. The dealer doesn't know, the service department at the dealer doesn't know and Chrysler customer support doesn't know.

Any advice on how to tell the difference between PVC and twill???
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