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Old 04-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Greyish-White streaks on hardtop rear window

My 2001 has some greyish white streaking coming down the rear window on the hardtop. Looks like it is some staining coming down from the hinge on the driver side. Looks like crap. I have tried to remove it when I washed the Jeep the other day and it did not come off.

Anyone else have this, and how do you get rid of it and make it stay away? I saw another TJ with hard top driving in my area the other day and it had the same streaking from the hinge.

I've tried searching and found nothing on this so far...

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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A for getting rid of it, can't help you. It's comming from the hinges corroding. Take off the hinges and paint them or buyblack stainless steel repacements.

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Thanks I'll give it a try
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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take your top off problem solved
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #6
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take your top off problem solved
Sure, until next winter when it will go back on again!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #7
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Try vingar. Its got so many uses. One is a glass cleaner nd i think it can be used as a hardwater remover. Might help. but idk. Let me know if u use it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #8
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What you use to remove will depend on what it is. If it is a hard water deposit, then an acid like vinegar will work. If you wash your jeep with hard water, and some water gets trapped in the hinge where it drains out, it will evaporate and leave deposits behind.

If it is a grease stain from lubricant on the hinge, than a caustic solution will need to be used. You could try a small amount of baking soda and water. A degreaser might work too.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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I think it is from the hinges corroding, they look pretty bad. Replacement hinges may be in order.

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