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seebee 04-21-2010 09:46 PM

ice on film window glass?
 
My Jeep TJ has soft top and soft upper door windows. As I am new to these kinds of surfaces in winter snow and ice environments, what is the best approach to cleaning snow and ice from these surfaces? OR, will snow and ice even be an issue with this soft/plastic window surface? I'm hopeful that someone who lives in the high country can share their experiences in this area.

daggo66 04-21-2010 09:49 PM

If you try to scrape it off you can damage or even crack the windows. Just let the blast furnace of a heater melt the ice.

Vanimal00000 04-21-2010 09:50 PM

I just blast the heat for 15 minutes before I leave and that usually takes care of most.

inzgary 04-21-2010 09:54 PM

Warm up the Jeep and give the windows a knock from the inside and it will all fall off. Just be easy on them because they are brittle in the cold.

baja 04-21-2010 10:18 PM

Take the dern things off,it aint that cold!

seebee 04-21-2010 11:29 PM

ice on film window glass?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by baja (Post 604849)
Take the dern things off,it aint that cold!

Thanks for all the replies.

And, baja, I am not using in winter in Arizona, but loan it to my daughter's family in the Denver area. I don't think they would cotton to taking the windows off completely. We'll follow the advice of warming up the rig and letting the stuff fall off. :-))

sevenservices 04-22-2010 09:37 AM

thats what we do here in Michigan, I usually go out and start the jeep w/defrost on high about ten minutes before we have to leave. If your pushed for time, the tops of the side windows melt first and you can sit up tall and peak out the top edge at stop signs until its all gone. I also give a backhand tap to inside of the window to knock everything off as it starts to melt.

About a month ago my 12 y/o son had to spit (he was caughing sick...), he unzipped the corner and pulled it in to open the edge of his window and the plastic cracked about 3 inches in from the bottom. It was only 35 degrees out, surprised it did not crack on the 0 degree days but, they are getting old anyways.

I put on hard doors last week... but, winter was not to bad as long as we warmed 'er up in the morning before heading out.

baja 04-22-2010 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seebee (Post 604909)
Thanks for all the replies.

And, baja, I am not using in winter in Arizona, but loan it to my daughter's family in the Denver area. I don't think they would cotton to taking the windows off completely. We'll follow the advice of warming up the rig and letting the stuff fall off. :-))

Lol.Ok put the dern things back on,its that cold!:D

mrcarcrazy 04-22-2010 04:49 PM

lol, pansies. I just urinate on the windows. no ice, and streak free shine.:rofl:


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