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Old 01-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Question about half doors leaking

I installed a bestop sailcloth top around early December. I love the top except for that on both sides the upper doors are letting water in somehow so whenever it rains I find a puddle the next morning in the floorboard. Is it just because it hasn't been warm enough to form to the frame yet? Good thing I got husky liners so at least the water stays on those!

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hell I have hard doors and they do same thing

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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It's really aggravating because the top was expensive!
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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I feel for u same top I have but hard doors if I park with pass side up hill it leaks
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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Do you know if it's a problem with doors or the top?
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
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Did you bend the uppers toward the inside? Might be worth a shot to tighten it up for a better shot.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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Did you bend the uppers toward the inside? Might be worth a shot to tighten it up for a better shot.
This. Your windshield angle may also need to be adjusted. Post some pics if you can, from outside and inside and maybe we can see what's going on. I went through this myself and finally got mine adjusted so they don't leak.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #8
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Ok sounds good. Yeah I got to looking at it and it on both sides it looks like it might be too tight. I'm going to loosen it a little and see how it goes
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How does one adjust the windshield?
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
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My sailcloth does the same.
The old best top regular top didnt leak at all,the corner was shaped diffrent than the sail cloth upper door skins.

Im not complaining thou
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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My old TJ did the same thing. They were good for a year or so, then they started letting water seep in around the rubber seal that follows the top of the half door. No clue why it started all of a sudden. I never did get it figured out before I traded it off.
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I can see light thru mine since it was new
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #13
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How does one adjust the windshield?
The sport bars are slotted. You loosen the torx bolt on the side of the windshield hinge and the bolts on the bars and you can change the angle slightly.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the responses. I'm going to try to loosen the Velcro so it fits more around the frame and see how that does next time it rains.
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I did not know that. I have an ORF front cage in mine and my front bars were tossed away, the bolt that holds the windshield in doesnt look slotted to me though....
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I did not know that. I have an ORF front cage in mine and my front bars were tossed away, the bolt that holds the windshield in doesnt look slotted to me though....
It's not slotted on at the windshield. The bar itself is slotted back toward the main roll bar underneath the padding.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #17
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Have the same issue. Replaced factory upper doors with bestop upper doors and they leak terribly. I can't tell where exactly but the leak comes from the middle part of the window where it meets the fabric on the bottom. Almost like water is leaking thru the stitching and pooling up in the door then soaking my floor. Is there a way to seal the upper door skins themselves?
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Have the same issue. Replaced factory upper doors with bestop upper doors and they leak terribly. I can't tell where exactly but the leak comes from the middle part of the window where it meets the fabric on the bottom. Almost like water is leaking thru the stitching and pooling up in the door then soaking my floor. Is there a way to seal the upper door skins themselves?
I realize this is much later than the OP, but I figured it would be best to continue this instead of starting a new on on same topic. I have the Bestop upper door skins, and they leak like a sieve. I noticed it on the floor first. Then as I started to get it narrowed down, I saw that it is pooling at the bottom of the upper door. I looks as though it is leaking from the zipper stop, then seeping though, then pooling at the bottom of upper door, then draining down to floor. Has anyone had to deal with this? Would scotch guarding the hell out of the inside / other type of barrier spray work? I have also thought of applying several coats of silicon. Are there better door skins than Bestop?
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This is the main reason I decided to Monstalined the interior once my upper sliders started leaking through the seals.
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Mine leaked because the half door seal (on the latch side) had a hole in it from slaming against the soft top edge. Water would enter that hole and exit at the bottom of the door into the floor pan. Replaced it a couple of years ago with a new seal from Quadratec and its been okay since.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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Mine leaked because the half door seal (on the latch side) had a hole in it from slaming against the soft top edge. Water would enter that hole and exit at the bottom of the door into the floor pan. Replaced it a couple of years ago with a new seal from Quadratec and its been okay since.
Mine still leaks a little bit on the driver's side due to that very seal. I really need to change it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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I realize this is much later than the OP, but I figured it would be best to continue this instead of starting a new on on same topic. I have the Bestop upper door skins, and they leak like a sieve. I noticed it on the floor first. Then as I started to get it narrowed down, I saw that it is pooling at the bottom of the upper door. I looks as though it is leaking from the zipper stop, then seeping though, then pooling at the bottom of upper door, then draining down to floor. Has anyone had to deal with this? Would scotch guarding the hell out of the inside / other type of barrier spray work? I have also thought of applying several coats of silicon. Are there better door skins than Bestop?
Mine was doing the same thing, collecting, leaking, pooling, & ending up on floor. grrrrr.....

I took a razorblade & made a tiny cut (1/4" long) on the backside (kind of hidden area where it meets the metal door). That way instead of collecting & leaking inside, it has a way to drain itself to the outside of the door panel. Been dry ever since.
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Mine was doing the same thing, collecting, leaking, pooling, & ending up on floor. grrrrr.....

I took a razorblade & made a tiny cut (1/4" long) on the backside (kind of hidden area where it meets the metal door). That way instead of collecting & leaking inside, it has a way to drain itself to the outside of the door panel. Been dry ever since.
I will have to try that. So far, having the zippers meet at top middle keeps it much dryer. The noise of the zipper tabs tapping the window as you drive some how pierces through all other sound inside the top. I also tried gorilla taping black coffee straw pieces (cut to hide), to the bottom where the upper meets lower and had surprisingly positive results. Door Skins 200-250, black coffee straw free, gorilla tape 4. Total investment for new door skins with drainage...254.

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