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Old 04-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Mold On Hard Top Seals

Recently purchased 07 Sahara very low miles in great shape I noticed the other day when installing my CB that there is some very light like mold on the seals where the windshield meets the top panels. I have both tops and was wondering if anyone else has seen this? may it have been caused from the soft top not being clamped down properly? and what should I use to clean the seals to be sure I don't damage them? any responses would be great.

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They are rubber so the mold won't hurt it, but if it spreads it could cause allergies. Plus you don't want extra mold spores flying around the jeep especially if you have leaks. I'd just clean it with anything that has bleach. That'll kill it right away

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That's what I was thinking there are no leaks that I know of or have found. If it ever quits raining here I can pull the tops and take care of it, thanks for the input should I use silicone spray or anything like that on them once they are clean?
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It wouldn't hurt to use some kind of spray. It may keep the seals from drying out
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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I cleaned my seals on my new to me jeep with Simple Green then I used an RV Slide-Out Rubber Seal Conditioner, you can find at RV stores, Cabelas and other places. Probably at an auto parts store you can also use the 303 aerospace protectant too.
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Silicone grease (aka dielectric tuneup grease) is the best for rubber seals and weatherstripping.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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Thanks guys I will try that, when and if it ever quits raining working on 6" in the last few days thinking about investing in jet skis for my yard.

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