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Kungfuzed 08-24-2013 11:22 PM

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?

sinepome 08-24-2013 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Kungfuzed (Post 4117022)
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.

New2012JEEP 08-25-2013 05:52 AM

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.


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