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biscot 03-13-2012 12:03 PM

If you use a soft top in the winter ...
 
What do you do about frost/ice in the rear window. You can't scrape it, so do you just live with it? I just put on a Trektop and am thinking about selling my hardtop. But, we get frost in the morning a lot...

swamprat70785 03-13-2012 12:06 PM

I have a soft top.. and get a little ice but I just let it thaw on its own.. don't touch it.. what model hard top do u have?

daggo66 03-13-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swamprat70785 (Post 2135158)
I have a soft top.. and get a little ice but I just let it thaw on its own.. don't touch it.. what model hard top do u have?

^This. The heater is like a blast furnace. It will melt in no time. Until it does, use your mirrors.

biscot 03-13-2012 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swamprat70785 (Post 2135158)
I have a soft top.. and get a little ice but I just let it thaw on its own.. don't touch it.. what model hard top do u have?

I have a factory Freedom Top. (2dr 2012 JK)

OK, thanks for the tips - I was guessing that any attempt to remove ice would destroy the window.

mjh486 03-13-2012 02:08 PM

i just let it go untill it thaws on it's own the heater will work good

BigManAndy 03-13-2012 03:50 PM

Nothing!! The heater will take care of it.

CiDZillA 03-14-2012 04:08 PM

I ran a soft top for years on my 98 TJ and never had an issue. Like other said above me, the heater works great and usually the ice is gone after 5 mins or so.

crafty 03-14-2012 10:14 PM

Going back to my Maryland days on this one......... throw a big beach towel over the back window and over the uppers. Walk out, pull off the towels and you have no ice or frost.

Coach 03-17-2012 02:18 AM

I don't know. It seems we outlawed Winter in Texas this year.

MarkNog 03-17-2012 10:58 PM

If its about 30 out, instead of using the defroster while im warming the jeep up, i scape the windshield (if needed) and put the heat on max, point the 2 middle vents toward the back and let the heat do its thing.

Works like a charm!

rebelBullDawg325 03-18-2012 12:23 PM

i grab a room temp glass of water on the way out the door every morning. pour it on the window from the top

Red00Tj 03-18-2012 01:50 PM

i dont ever get ice on m back window but the heater is the best part about my tj :D


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