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Old 06-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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CloverPatch or Bestop Window Roll?

New owner here. I want to get something to protect the vinyl windows when I remove them from my Jeep. Anybody have any experience with either the CloverPatch or Bestop Window Rolls? Any advice? Is it safe to roll up these windows when you remove them?

Cloverpatch: Clover Patch 10-ST-9704 - Clover Patch Window Roll™ for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
Bestop: Bestop 42810-09 - Bestop HOSS™ Window Storage Duffle in Charcoal For Bestop and Factory Zip Out Vinyl Windows - Quadratec

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Old 06-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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Both products will protect your windows. I have, and prefer, the Bestop version. It has felt that goes between each window. The tailgate bar is removed and the windows roll east to west. It is smaller and can be stowed inside the tail gate or attached to your roll bar. The tailgate bar can then just be put back in the clips and will be held in place by the tail gate.

The clover patch allows you to keep the bar in the window and rolls the windows north to south. It attaches to the roll bar. I don't know if it also fits inside the tail gate.

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A question I have, and the reason why I have not already purchased one:

What is the actual color of the item? In the picture it looks grey. I would like one to match the soft top if possible.

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j33pZ: Ours is grey.

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I've never heard a complaint about either of these, and they're not exactly complicated engineering.. And it's not a huge profit center for us: we just like it when you keep your windows looking great! I don't think you'll be disappointed either way.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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I have the Cloverpatch for my JK Unlimited and I really like it. Felt separates the windows and the tailgate bar can go in there as well. I keep the tailgate bar in the bag but not rolled with the windows to lessen the chance of the windows getting scratched by accident. I keep the bag 2 different places depending on my set up. If the top is down, I put the boot cover on and run the cloverpatch right on top, it makes for a very clean look. If I have the top up but all the windows out then I lay it across my addatrunk directly behind the rear seat and attach it to the rear seat head rests.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #6
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Moalder, do you have the 4 door unlimited? I have an unlimited as well, but it's an 06 2 door. Can you post a pic of what it looks like because I am trying to decide what to get for mine as well. Thanks!
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This is the cloverpatch roll on the back of my 06 Unlimited. I can mount it on top of my soft top or it will lay flat sideways in the back. The nice part about putting it up on the top is that it not only allows you to use all available space inside your Jeep, but the straps help keep your rear belts from flapping as much. Either Bestop (they don't make a bad product) or cloverpatch will work fine. I do suggest that you pick up a swim noodle, cut it to length and wrap your windows around it before putting them into the duffle. It keeps them from sagging in the heat and also fills the duffle so there is no flapping.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #8
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The noodle is a great idea. Thanks. I'll try that.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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I just got the cloverleaf though the other brand looks more secure. I carry the cl in the back as I do thrust the straps (e.g., friction buckle). Going to pick up some Velcro straps to entertain my nervosity
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I just got the cloverleaf though the other brand looks more secure. I carry the cl in the back as I do thrust the straps (e.g., friction buckle). Going to pick up some Velcro straps to entertain my nervosity
I've had mine for about 4 years now. I run at about 80 mph up I-85 and never had an issue with it loosening. I pull it tight and then wrap the ends of the straps back through. I do understand how you feel though. I use my rear view mirror more to keep an eye on my cargo than I do on traffic.
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Definitely a confidence building post. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #12
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Swim noodle? Why didn't I think of that?
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When I first got the window roll I hated it. It flapped on the highway and after sitting in the sun for a while the windows would kind of melt. Not actually melt, but kind of collapse in the center causing the duffle to become that much looser and noisier. The idea of the noodle came to me when I was trying to figure out a way to keep everything full and quiet. It works like a charm.
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I like the noodle. Looks like it has several uses. I did a noodle between the door surround and roll bar with my windjammer to reduce noise. It worked great
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Moalder, do you have the 4 door unlimited? I have an unlimited as well, but it's an 06 2 door. Can you post a pic of what it looks like because I am trying to decide what to get for mine as well. Thanks!

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Oh! We made a video for this last week:

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Oh! We made a video for this last week
Nice Demo! I like this.
My $.02, keeping off the trail is key since that dust is exactly what will scratch the plastic.
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Great advice I will be taking. Answered my question from another thread. Love the noodle idea. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:31 PM   #20
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Noodle improvement

I started this thread and chose the cloverpatch roll based on everyone's advice. I like the cloverpatch and I have been storing it in the jeep, across the back, when the top is up and the windows are zipped in. However, when I used the tailgate to put stuff in the cargo area, the center of the roll (and noodle, sagged down pretty significantly and tended to be in the way.

Well, one trip to Lowes and $1.67 later I found a solution. I bought a 5 ft long Sch 40 3/4" PVC pipe which slid perfectly into the swim noodle and Sch 40 is thick enough that there now is no sag. Slid into the noodle, cut to length and I was done. Now the roll fits across the back, neatly tucked behind the window.

I chose PVC because it's lighter than a wood dowel (my original thought) and won't rot.

Now I'm very happy with the cloverpatch roll.
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I got the bestop because I liked the way it rolled the windows. Only had it two days but like it so far.
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j33pZ: Ours is grey.

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I've never heard a complaint about either of these, and they're not exactly complicated engineering.. And it's not a huge profit center for us: we just like it when you keep your windows looking great! I don't think you'll be disappointed either way.
Het geoff, what do you suggest with the new trektop nx rear right and left windows since they have the plastic insert in them to keep the sturdy...you cant really roll those as well as the rear windshield window or regular softop windows...would your window roll work with these?

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