Originally Posted by rfletch1
Hey, Im sure there are a bunch of posts regarding the softops but I just had a few questions regarding it. Firstly, how durable is the soft top. I live in CT and we get quite a bit of snow. Is it a bad idea to let a few inches of snow accumulate on it? Also what should I use to clean the rear plastic windows? And my last question is how should I go about washing the outside of the jeep?
PS I bought my first jeep a few weeks ago. Bought a 13 sport manual trans. Traded in a honda civic
Can't help you with the snow buildup part, even though I'm in WI; I park mine in a garage most nights. Probably not a good idea to let too much snow build up on it, though, simply for the sake of weight, and possible leakage.
As for the rear windows, in winter I hose em off at the coin-op carwash every so often, mainly to get the salt off (and to clean off the undercarriage, as well). In the spring I clean em well with some stuff called Novus plastic polish: NOVUS Plastic Polish
I clean the soft top fabric with Aerospace 303, which both cleans and protects it from UV damage. Then I take the whole thing off for the summer...
Amazon.com: 303 aerospace protectant
I also use the 303 for anything plastic; bumpers, trim, interior. Great stuff.