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Old 06-28-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Washing the soft top?

Purchased a 2010 Wrangler Mountain Package and wish to wash it for the first time after our first trip.

Anything I need to do (or not do) to protect the soft top?

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Old 06-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Wash it by hand, no strong chemicals, especially the windows, and no stiff bristled brushes. No brushes at all on the windows. Soft damp cloth is best for windows.


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Old 06-28-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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Thanks - as always - by hand seems to be best.

So you would not recommend using a touch-free, automated car wash?
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:49 AM   #4
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I've used simple green spray at half strength and it works like a charm. Top looks brand new afterwards.
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I have used simple green and if the dirt is fresh, it cleans okay, but stains from Alabama dirt aren't so easy if they set. I took my tops off and power washed em while they were on the ground. Scrubbed, then power washed again. Nice and black again!

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Originally Posted by jkger View Post
Thanks - as always - by hand seems to be best.

So you would not recommend using a touch-free, automated car wash?
Correct. The chemicals/detergents can damage your windows. Bestop makes a soft top protectant, and window and top cleaners.
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I use soap and water with a rag.
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Soap and water with soft washing glove or rag. I never use anything but a good old fashion diaper on the windows and paint for the drying process.

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