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Old 09-05-2011, 05:53 AM   #1
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Heat Fix for Freedom Top!

Did this mod 08.07.08
Last summer I felt a ton of heat coming off the inside of my hard top so I came up with this fast cheap fix.. In Florida we have a ton of heat and sunshine one day I all most burnt my hand on the inside of my roof. As I took down my windshield visor it was cool to the touch that is what gave me this idea!

Start with 3 jumbo windshield deflators.



Next cut them to the size you need two pieces for the tee tops, One piece for the passenger roof, and one piece for the rear.

Lay each piece over the area you would like to cover and cut out to fill the void where the thin roof is.


Than spray them with Rust-Oleum Plastic primer you pick the color! I used white.



Next Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. I then use 3m two sided tape all around the border then a few small strips down in the middle and then the sides of that. Peel off the other side of the tape and start from one side and lay the cut piece that you painted in and press down to secure!

Repeat to all 4 pieces and your done! I have had them in for about 3 months now and no more heat beaming me in the head and the Jeep cools off fast now!

Driver side tee top.


Front tee tops.


Back seat top.


Make sure you trim the back piece where your Sat antenna is.
Still works great as of today!

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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clever very clever! ill be telling my friend with his hard top about this. good job

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Love that idea!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Good idea on the cheap. Quadratec has something similar as sound deadening precut foam for $200 http://www.quadratec.com/products/12021_11X1_PG.htm
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:28 PM   #6
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Sure wish I had read this about 3 weeks ago... our last 2 weeks of 100+ days have been hell.

Awesome tip, thanks!
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #7
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Very creative!
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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Good idea on the cheap. Quadratec has something similar as sound deadening precut foam for $200 Boom Mat 050131 - Boom Mat™ Hardtop Sound Deadening Headliner for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
The one downfall of the boom mat is that it requires removal of the entire hard top to install. That is a non-starter for me. It sure does beat paying $350 for the hotheads liners though...
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No kidding. I was wondering how a roll on bed linner would do.

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