Hi everyone I'm a new jeeper. I just bought my yellow 2011 Wrangler Sport w\ soft top last Saturday! I was wondering what is the best way to wash and take care of the top and windows? The top is down now but when it's up I want it to keep looking good. I know this hot Texas sun is not going to play nice. Thanks in advance for all your help.
I'm in Ft. Worth (and have a 09 Yellow X). I used the 303 Aerospace Protectant and my top still looks brand new. I use it about one a month. I hang my windows in the bathroom when they'll be off for a period of time. Otherwise I used a cloverroll. (and they say you can leave your windows in there for long periods) Enjoy your Jeep! I know I am loving my top being down at the moment.
When the Jeep gets washed I take a brush and lightly scrub the fabric with light soap and water. Then I clean the windows with a product called Plexus. It's designed specifically for plastic windows and plexiglass. I use it on my plane and have had no problems with it so far. I do not recommend household cleaners like Windex. Find something that's designed for the windows. As for taking the windows out, I simply drape them over a bar I have in the garage.
I use Raggtopp convertible top cleaner,it's for fabric and vinyl. Spray on,work in with a soft brush,and rinse thoroughly! Then spray on Raggtopp vinyl protectant and wipe dry with a clean soft towel once a month for maximum uv protection. For the windows be very careful not to scratch them.The back window collects alot of road dirt during rainy weather,and requires careful attention to cleaning it since it is plastic. Lightly clean the three windows with a product recomended for plastic. No other chemicals should be used. I like Plexus myself, just remember be gentle when removing dirt or else you will find scratches!
I also use the Raggtop cleaner & protectant for the soft top. I use the Novus plastic polish kit. It has worked wonders on my "new to me" 2008. I also don't roll the back window up if I'm using my sunrider. I just unzip it and let it flop in the cargo area. It's easier on the window and faster for me. At least until I take the top completely down when school's over.
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The manufacturer also sells them directly throuh ebay. That's how I got mine (have a 2010 2-door). I am still trying to find a way to attach an extra piece of felt around the zipper before I roll it, though. Apparently Jeep changed the design slightly and the you have to be more careful now to avoid scratching when you roll. But this is a clever product, and I'm glad I bought it. Guy who sells them is a Jeeper and a real nice guy to deal with.
For storing the windows I use the Mopar window storage bag. I've had it for almost three years and still happy with it. Got it at the dealer.
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A free, easy to do method for storing the windows is to hang them with pants hangers that have the clothespin type clips.... We hang ours in the garage from those hangers and they're safe and out of the way. You can pull the top off and power wash it in the yard when it's really nasty, let it dry in the sun and it's fresh and good as new. Otherwise, do as suggested and 303 Aerospace, or similar (not Armorall) and Plexis......
Masterdale they did stop makeing the yellow but I'm not sure when. This wasn't a special order. I was very lucky I got what I wanted . When I found out that they weren't making the yellow any longer I was a little heart broken. But, now I'm one happy jeeper!!!!!!!!!