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Little_Foxx 01-28-2013 12:30 AM

Soft Top Window Cracking
 
Anyone else ever had a problem with their side windows on the soft top cracking in cold weather? Had one last year develope on the driver side window and 2 days ago here in NC we had a small ice storm come through dipping the temperatures in the 20s and the passenger cracked. Nothing hit it, let alone touch it. It is an old soft top, would age cause it to get pretty fragile?

2000WranglerRunner 01-28-2013 08:53 PM

I spent some time in North Dakota and knew some wrangler owners whose plastic cracked in the winter. However everytime it was when it was well below zero and they tried to open them. I also saw some rear glass windows shatter in the cold as well.

BLK00TJ 01-28-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Little_Foxx (Post 3287811)
Anyone else ever had a problem with their side windows on the soft top cracking in cold weather? Had one last year develope on the driver side window and 2 days ago here in NC we had a small ice storm come through dipping the temperatures in the 20s and the passenger cracked. Nothing hit it, let alone touch it. It is an old soft top, would age cause it to get pretty fragile?

I did. All those early frosty mornings having to unzip my window to show ID to get into work finally took its toll. I thought I had a bright idea and tried using a pool patch kit made for vinyl. It stopped the crack but looks like poop. Oh well. It still works.

crowe 01-28-2013 09:20 PM

Both mine were cracked which I have began trying to replace. Also ice storm last week here in tn cracked my front windshield right down middle

Little_Foxx 01-29-2013 02:08 AM

Well at least I'm not the only one that has experienced this. Oh well I will be replacing it this summer. Is there anyway to convert it into a hardtop? Just wondering

Little_Foxx 01-29-2013 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by crowe (Post 3291523)
Both mine were cracked which I have began trying to replace. Also ice storm last week here in tn cracked my front windshield right down middle

Dag-on man it must of got colder than a witches titty in a brass bra! Sorry to hear that.

RufusPumble 01-29-2013 10:32 AM

I have a roll of black Gorilla Tape that I use to patch cracks on the windows, until I pay to replace them. Fortunately for me, the cracks are all in an area of the window that are not in my field of vision.

Bobs Jeep 01-29-2013 11:30 AM

It was 29 degrees here in South Carolina last Thursday and opened my rear window and it cracked in a big X pattern. I taped it up for now. I have a new Trektop but never got around to putting it on.

kyle__ross5 03-25-2013 04:21 PM

I have a 2011 with a soft top and it just cracked near the zipper. I hope Chrysler warrenty's it for me. Anyone successfull at this?

Jerry Bransford 03-25-2013 04:42 PM

Vinyl windows tend to crack more easily if they have started turning opaque or are yellowing from scratches on the surface caused by using paper towels on them. It's a little too late if this is what caused your windows to turn fragile but it's just a good idea to never use paper towels, which are made from wood particulates, on our vinyl windows.

trav78 03-25-2013 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kyle__ross5 (Post 3550935)
I have a 2011 with a soft top and it just cracked near the zipper. I hope Chrysler warrenty's it for me. Anyone successfull at this?

welcome aboard newb , u might wanna go check on the jk forum

Csahara 03-25-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by trav78 (Post 3551006)
welcome aboard newb , u might wanna go check on the jk forum

wow nice response:nonono:


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