I just recently purchased a new Besttop (TJ soft top). I installed the top (minus the back and side panels) and put it into the garage, The next day I put it outside in the sun to warm it up so I could install the read side and back panels.
After 3-4 hours in the sun (approx. 65 degrees) the top started to stink like a skunk sprayed it. You can smell it from 20 ft away. The side and rear panels were still inside the house and only had a slight skunk smell to them. As an experiment I took one of the side panels outside today and left it in the sun for 3 hours (60 degrees). It now smells like a skunk. It has to be something applied to the top during the manufacturing process that is activated by the sun.
The soft top has been on the jeep for a week now and the smell is not any better.
Has anyone else had this kind of experience before?
Thanks, I appreciate any guidance provided.