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post #1 of 8 Old 03-08-2007, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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Soft Top Window Care & Maintenance

I have read the manual, but I would like some input from here...

What do you use to keep the zippers working properly?

Does anyone use a plastic treatment on the windows?

Where do you put the side windows when you remove them?

I realize I can put them on a shelf... but I wonder where in the Jeep to store them. Is there some kind of storage device that might hang on the back of the rear seats?

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-08-2007, 07:21 AM
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Mopar sells a soft top window storage bag. Not sure how it works though. I think I have heard of one that allows them to be rolled up as well? I have yet to use my soft top, but I have used plastic window polish on my Rover windows. Does a pretty good job. Cannot remember the brand, but picked it up at an auto parts store.

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Mopar sells a soft top window storage bag. Not sure how it works though. I think I have heard of one that allows them to be rolled up as well? I have yet to use my soft top, but I have used plastic window polish on my Rover windows. Does a pretty good job. Cannot remember the brand, but picked it up at an auto parts store.

your back window rolls up... and you should have gotten two straps that have the female end of a button... the male end of the button is on the soft top frame

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I have read the manual, but I would like some input from here...

What do you use to keep the zippers working properly?

Does anyone use a plastic treatment on the windows?

Where do you put the side windows when you remove them?

I realize I can put them on a shelf... but I wonder where in the Jeep to store them. Is there some kind of storage device that might hang on the back of the rear seats?

Thanks.
Never use paper towels on your window, always use terry cloth or microfiber (preferred). Never wipe them when they are dirty, and when they are wet, never buff them dry. I use the Novus Polish System (3 steps) to clean my windows, and you can rub an old candle on your zippers to keep them running smooth. Mopar does offer a zipper lube also.

When you take your top down, remove the windows completely and lay them flat somewhere safe. If you roll them or place them somewhere else, they will scratch.. and they will scratch easy.

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your back window rolls up... and you should have gotten two straps that have the female end of a button... the male end of the button is on the soft top frame


Oh good. So, if you choose to use the sunrider half top option, you can just roll the back window up with out removing it and leave the side windows? I am kind of bummed that you have to open the rear window over 40mph, but this makes it a bit easier sounding...

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Oh good. So, if you choose to use the sunrider half top option, you can just roll the back window up with out removing it and leave the side windows? I am kind of bummed that you have to open the rear window over 40mph, but this makes it a bit easier sounding...

actually you do not HAVE to open the back window, it is just advised. i have run 65 with no issues... if it is a really windy day, you may want to just in case. usually, i just unzip the back window and let it lay forward (still attached)... rolling it up is a PITA
right now, the top is dropped and the doors are off!!

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I have used paste wax on my plastic for 19 years to keep the windows looking nice. if you want to carry the windows in the vehicle get some large towels to protect the plastic, sandwich the window between two towels and just roll them up scure them with a velcro band and be on your way. sooner or later you will get a scratch in them no matter how careful you are if your jeep sees real use.

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Pledge furniture polish works well to clean up scratches windows.

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