Zipperless soft top? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 4
Zipperless soft top?

I'm currently having trouble with the zipper on the back window. It's kinked and sticks in several places and currently requires two people about 40 minutes to remove or put back, even with WD-40. Does anyone make a zipperless soft top, perhaps with all velcro or clips or snaps or even shoe laces? It seems there would be so many other ways to make a soft top but all the ones I see use zippers.

Also, do you have any tips on how to keep the soft top tucked into the doors? Sometimes they come loose and let a draft in. Perhaps more velcro?

Kungfuzed is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
sinepome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 513
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kungfuzed View Post
I'm currently having trouble with the zipper on the back window. It's kinked and sticks in several places and currently requires two people about 40 minutes to remove or put back, even with WD-40. Does anyone make a zipperless soft top, perhaps with all velcro or clips or snaps or even shoe laces? It seems there would be so many other ways to make a soft top but all the ones I see use zippers.

Also, do you have any tips on how to keep the soft top tucked into the doors? Sometimes they come loose and let a draft in. Perhaps more velcro?
I had an old soft top and my back window was a big pain. I used to use a pair of Chanel locks, but once they broke the handle part off the zipper I just pinched the zipper slider with my fingers and it slid relatively easy by hand. Rocked it that way until I got a new Softoper. It has zippers but they attach onto Velcro strips. So technically u could zip them up and just remove the Velcro every time. But that may become a pain. The zippers are pretty nice and easy to use. I also believe u can buy replacement parts from Softoper. If one of the zippers were to break.
Good luck.

sinepome is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2013, 04:52 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
New2012JEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NB, FL
Posts: 1,323
It sounds like it is a new jeep/soft top. Seriously let it get some time in the sun, everything will loosen up, I use the bestop zipper stuff, but doubt I even need that once it was sun-worn in.

Mine doesn't get caught on anything, but make sure you aren't fighting the fabric behind the zipper, I know it is on the lower half on both sides.
__________________
2014 JKUS
OME 2" HD, MB 72 15's on 33" Goodyear DT's, Synergy Metal Grab Handles, ORO Center License Plate Bracket with LED Lights, Vector Offroad LPD, TrukLite Heads
New2012JEEP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC