Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Soft Top & Zipper Care

I have been researching on how to take care of my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunrider soft top. There are lots of tips on cost saving cleaning techniques. But we spend thousands, tens of thousand of dollars on our Jeeps, why not spend a couple extra bucks to buy the products made for keeping the soft top clean and long lasting. 

There are a number of trusted brands out there you could use: Bestop, Raggtop and Mopar. I used the Bestop products on my Sahara, and found they are simple and easy to use. -- A Cleaner, Protectant, Polisher --  In a 2013 Blog Post I wrote about these products.

Once the weather warms up, I will begin my monthly maintenance on my Rubicon's soft top. Plus, I found some other helpful tips that will increase the life of my soft top - which is one of the main reasons I love my Jeep so much. The ability to go topless!
Reduce the exposure to the elements by parking in the garage. I all ready do that. Even though we love the outdoors and the sun, and the Jeep is the most rugged vehicle for the great outdoors, we still need to pamper our Jeeps to keep them lasting a long time. The sun causes the fabric to fade, threads to fail and our vinyl windows to yellow, crack and fade. Spending quality time and hard work on our soft tops can make it last plenty of years. 

Never use  bleach, detergents, ammonia or alcohol based products, stick with the products specifically made for the soft top. Clean it monthly, and don't forget the inside.

The three areas of the Jeep Soft Top you should concentrate on are the fabric, the windows and the Zippers.  I like to use a zipper lubricant. Check out my Vlog on my zipper care. 

Just a couple extra dollars and a little time each month could save you thousands of dollars in soft top replacement. 

             - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

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