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Old 11-10-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Icy windows on a soft top

This morning all my windows were frosted over, i was able to scrape the windshield, but what is the best way to remove the ice from the plastic windows on a soft top?

I don't have time to wait for the heater to kick in and I don't want to damage the windows either.

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:31 AM   #2
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unfortunately you drive with your side mirrors until they defrost. Not much you can do that I know of, welcome to the world of a soft top. That's why a lot of people get a hardtop for the winter

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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Crank the heat. Be patient.

You don't want to scrape them.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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From personal experience.......... Don't use a spray de-icer. Some can permanently fog the plastic.
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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Thanks, this morning I just carefully brushed off the snow an waited for it to defrost. Hopefully that will still work when the temperatures are much colder.
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can you pour water on them? I have full front doors thank goodness but I have had problems with my back plastic window being frosty
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Sure I don't see why you couldn't pour water over them, I also have full front doors so I just scrape those and leave the back frosted, most of it flaps off by time I get up to speed anyway.
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:45 PM   #8
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Water when it gets several degrees below freezing is a no-no. Just freezes more water onto the window. Oh, and don't even think of tapping the plastic window when it gets really cold. Tends to be a little brittle. (Yes, I've found out the hard way.)
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Oh, and don't even think of tapping the plastic window when it gets really cold. Tends to be a little brittle. (Yes, I've found out the hard way.)
Thats what I was doing...guess I should stop doing that lol.

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