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Old 03-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Rule #1 when you have the top down.....

One might have thought I was smarter Had the top down today, 87 degrees and perfect. After driving for about 45 minutes I looked at my smiling face and noticed my forehead was bright red. Touched it sure enough I'm rather nicely sunburned. I get home and look in the mirror and besides being sunburn I have this awesome Racoon look from the sunglasses. So people, apparently the rule here is wear a hat with the top down.

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Sunscreen will work in a pinch as well

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One might have thought I was smarter Had the top down today, 87 degrees and perfect. After driving for about 45 minutes I looked at my smiling face and noticed my forehead was bright red. Touched it sure enough I'm rather nicely sunburned. I get home and look in the mirror and besides being sunburn I have this awesome Racoon look from the sunglasses. So people, apparently the rule here is wear a hat with the top down.


Man, I did that skiing once. Wait'll it starts to peel.

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Man, I did that skiing once. Wait'll it starts to peel.

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Whats your thought on the Safari Straps to block some of the sun ?
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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Hate when I burn my face, feels like your sleeping with your head in a campfire.
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One time last year I turned my cap around backwards on a windy day becouse the wind was trying to blow it off. This cap wasent a fitted cap so i had this real nice half circle sun burn on my forehead. It sucked when I got back to work and had to put my hardhat on.
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Whats your thought on the Safari Straps to block some of the sun ?
I've thought about that. I've got em on my rig, but won't really get to try em out in potential burn conditions for a couple months, even though we've already had a couple days in the 80's here.

My GUESS is that they'd help, simply because the straps are fairly dense overhead. Like so:




Now, if you were on a straight road with no deviations for an hour in the Nevada desert...
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A spider web shade would help knock down those UV rays. I have one waiting once I get my Jeep.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
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I have a spiderweb shade sitting in the garage waiting for me to put it on....did a whole summer topless (the Jeep) & no spiderweb shade and burned my shoulders and knees continuously....

This summer it'll be different.
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bottle of oil tossed in the back is key, also be aware of wind burn, just as bad.
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my italian genetics serve me well....I TAN and don't burn...
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I've always kept sunscreen in my Jeeps. What until you drive without a shirt. You will have a big white stripe across your chest and look like a "diver in water" sign......
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:08 PM   #14
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I keep two hats in the jeep at all times just for this reason! Sorry for your pain.
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Ok, since damage is already done put aloe liberally on face each time you begin to feel campfire face and at least every two hours. You will be glad you did.
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I've thought about that. I've got em on my rig, but won't really get to try em out in potential burn conditions for a couple months, even though we've already had a couple days in the 80's here.

My GUESS is that they'd help, simply because the straps are fairly dense overhead. Like so:




Now, if you were on a straight road with no deviations for an hour in the Nevada desert...
Hahahahah, you're gonna get the waffle burn!!!!
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I have a spiderweb shade sitting in the garage waiting for me to put it on....did a whole summer topless (the Jeep) & no spiderweb shade and burned my shoulders and knees continuously....

This summer it'll be different.


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I've always kept sunscreen in my Jeeps. What until you drive without a shirt. You will have a big white stripe across your chest and look like a "diver in water" sign......
Diver in water...hahahaha that's a good one!
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I work outside in Florida so going COMPLETELY topless is out of the question for me. I use a Rampage frameless on my TJ but you could just use a safari top on your JK. It would be about the same thing. Also hear great things about the spider shades. Oh yea, use some aloe to cool down that burn, you might be able to save some of that tan skin
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A spider web shade would help knock down those UV rays. I have one waiting once I get my Jeep.
It really helps, spent all week 2 weeks ago on vacation with the top off and the spider web on and didn't get a burn.
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Hahahahah, you're gonna get the waffle burn!!!!
My mom was Sicilian. Takes major extremes – wind, snow – to make me burn. Sun generally won't get it done. Sorry to disappoint.
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my italian genetics serve me well....I TAN and don't burn...
I hate to dissapoint but, with age that changes.

Well, it did with me anyway.
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I hate to dissapoint but, with age that changes.

Well, it did with me anyway.
Funny...my youngest brother used to cry cuz he couldn't get sunburned at the beach like my other brothers (I couldn't either, but that didn't seem to console him).

Last year we took his kids to the Outer Banks, and he got cooked. He was complaining about his shoulders itching, and didn't believe me when I told him it was sunburn. Took a couple slivers of peeled skin to convince him.

Poor sap.
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I'm a redhead with fair skin. Practically an albino.
Don't call me a ginger, that's OUR word!

Too long in the sun and I burst into flames vampire-style.
Kinda sucks.
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I'm a redhead with fair skin. Practically an albino.
Don't call me a ginger, that's OUR word!

Too long in the sun and I burst into flames vampire-style.
Kinda sucks.

One of my brothers was a redhead...when we'd go to the beach (Navy family) we all called him ZO, for zinc oxide. He'd get ticked off and wanna fight.
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Yup, same here... Got my brand new Crush JKU back in Feb and thought I was such a bada** when I drove from Las Vegas to L.A. with the entire freedom top off... Needless to say, when I got back to Vegas after the weekend, I looked like a deep fried lobster. #storiesofanewjeeper

Sunscreen is your friend! Especially when you're driving through Death Valley and the temp is 10º higher than Vegas OR L.A. haha...
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SpiderWeb and a bottle of sunscreen will definitely be your friends... Chapstick is pretty damn handy too.... Keep the sunscreen and chapstick in the console or glove box at all times and TRY to remember to use them.......
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I have a shaved head (keeping my pride intact) and work the midnight shift so the hat was the first thing I kept in the Jeep,but that doesn't save my neck. I drove 2 hours east and burned the left side of my face and a half diamond on my neck/chest...stupid v necks. Oh, and watch your legs when the doors are off. As you can see, I've had many "d'oh" moments
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X2 on the chapstick. Smart one
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Doesn't the spider web shade give you a waffle style burn to your face?

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