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Old 10-09-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Car Washes and Soft Tops?

I've been wondering, for those rare times that I actual want to make my Jeep shiny (and not spend all day doing it) is it safe for the soft top to go through a car wash? (thats assuming that I find one it'll fit it in )

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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i wouldn't, especially with a cj or yj, it'll leak pretty bad. the older soft tops don't seal all that well. if you took it in the wash-it-yourself bay then you'd be ok.

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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I had taken mine (TJ) through many times. With the factory top, I had no problems from that. I haven't taken my Viking top through yet. I don't want to scratch the new windows up yet.
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See if you can find a no touch car wash. Only sprays no brush to scratch windows.
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I might try a no touch wash, and as for the leaking... I have a brand new bestop so it better not leak
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I might try a no touch wash, and as for the leaking... I have a brand new bestop so it better not leak
i ran mine thru a no touch wash when i had my factory top and it held up well...the only leaking i had was on my half doors. the zippers on those windows just couldnt block it all out haha. but thats a thing of the past...upgraded to glass sliding windows
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #7
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We take them through the car wash. I doubt that we RECOMMEND it.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #8
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Will the car wash really scratch the windows?
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Will the car wash really scratch the windows?
Some of those car washes have contact brushes that can scratch anything. I know lots of car guys that would never take a car through them. No, they wouldn't be good for soft top windows.

Tha'ts the old fashioned car wash with the big nasty roller brushes.
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I have a JK and have used the no touch wash. As with any ragtop you will have a little water dripping in during the pressure wash. Nothing too bad. I wouldn't take it through a wash with brushes as they may be to rough on the top and scratch the windows.
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This stuff worked great on my used softop windows, maybe Geoff could say if there is a better product.

Mine were pretty scratched up, & this stuff cleared them up pretty well.
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