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Old 10-17-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Soft top maintenance

I was wondering what maintenance I need to perform to my soft top. I plan on driving it with this top on all year round, It's still like new and I have best-top cleaner. Is there some sort of a spray protectant out there that I should use? Thanks everyone.

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Old 10-17-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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Mostly, unless you garage keep it and treat em with kid gloves, they last 5-7 years regardless of how you treat em. Keep the oils and nasty stuff off and you'll be ok (at least I always have been).

Wash and dry and the soft windows like to be waxed for good visibility and seems to help them last longer too.

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Old 10-17-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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Bestop has an entire line of products for care of their tops. Bestop® Cleaner, Bestop® Protectant and Bestop® Vinyl Window Cleaner.

Hell the OEM top lasted 14 years, if my Bestop last half that long it will be a keeper.
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Ok great, I figured best-top had a protectant out there to use, Im going to make sure I wax the windows today, Its also nice to know the life expectancy of the top too.

Other then ordering protectant online, can I pick it up an autozone?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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Im sure you could find something at autozone or napa. I use a stiff brush and scrub the crap out of it when I wash the Jeep. Works great and is cheap.
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Bestop has an entire line of products for care of their tops. Bestop® Cleaner, Bestop® Protectant and Bestop® Vinyl Window Cleaner.

Hell the OEM top lasted 14 years, if my Bestop last half that long it will be a keeper.
The OEM top is made by best top as far as I know.
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any particular wax for thewindows?
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:21 AM   #8
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Bestop has a specific cleaner for the windows.

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