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Old 09-22-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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soft top windows

I purchased tinted replacement window kit and love the way it looks. The only problem is I cannot get all of the wrinkles out of the windows. is there something I am doing wrong? I see some jeeps with this problem and others the windows are wrinkle free. I would like to be wrinkle free.

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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A couple of hot days should do the trick ..

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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i thought about that. i will park it in the sun tomorrow and see what happens. thanks
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use a blow dryer on like med heat just use caution not to get them too hot but heat them up and tug on them a little thats what I did and it worked out well for me
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The heat will get most of 'em out, but you may still have one or two in there. You get used to them after awhile. Just make sure your wrinkle doesn't become a crease! Can't get those out!

Tricks to keeping your Windows looking good are:

- Clean them before you store/roll them. Never store them dirty!
- Roll them in a Window Roll or make your own with felt sheets.
- Place a felt sheet/Window Roll Sheet between each Window.
- Keep your Zippers Lubed.
- Don't force your Zippers, pull down on the 3-Bow to give you some added slack when Zipping your Rear Window.

Best of Luck!

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:06 PM   #6
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I would like to be wrinkle free.
botox ??
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:55 AM   #7
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Never heat the plastic windows with a hair dryer...if you over-heat the plastic it will crackle the surface after it cools off...too late for you to correct it. Heating plastic with any dryer causes the plastic to give off essential chemical components that cannot be corrected and will leave permanent damage spots. The best method is to lie them flat in the sun for a few hours and let them slowly flatten.

To keep them clean do not use any paper towels or any cleaner that has ammonia or alcohol in it...the best cleaners are the so called "green" cleaners; they have no chemicals that are harmful. Remember cleaning is stage 1, next polish to protect the plastic...I use Plexus the same polish used by pilots to keep their plastic cockpit windows clear and scratch free. You can get Plexus on line through Amazon. This method works; my older Jeep's windows are four years old and look dam good.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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...i use 'plexus' on my motorcycles. love the stuff. didn't think about using it on the soft top windows. thanks for the tip.
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I'm in agreement with Steam: stay clear of hairdryer. Too much concentrated heat.

Four or five days should remove any issues.

Sometimes at photo shoots we use a steamer for wrinkles in tops and windows, BUT we don't really care about long term issues when we do that sort of thing.

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