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Old 06-30-2016, 04:01 AM
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Any Quick Hardtop Seal Solutions?

So I just found and bought an OEM YJ hardtop. I need to put it on today without of the right seal kits from Quadratec or Morris 4x4.

Has anyone used just some quick and cheap 1/4 tubular insulation, and foam tape from Lowes or Home Depot? What size did you use? And what?

This is only a temporary fix just to get through a rainy weekend till I get the right stuff.

Any thoughts gets or suggestions?

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Old 06-30-2016, 08:41 AM   #2
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I used 1/2in foam tape on the sides and 1/4 for the windshield frame. It has lasted for a few years now.

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Old 06-30-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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Just put the top on, you don't need to seal it. Mine never leaks of makes noise, been that way for 15+ yrs.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:39 AM
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Thanks

One question, I have those Xmas tree plastic plugs that are in the holes that held the OEM windshield channel, had too for the Bestop super top, do I need to remove the plastic Xmas tree plugs for the hardtop to sit flush on top of the windshield frame?

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Old 06-30-2016, 11:17 AM   #5
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I used 1/2 on the sides, none across the windshield. Never had issues with water coming in the sides, or the top for that matter. Your OEM windshield channel will need to be removed before you can set the hardtop on, so do whatever you need to get rid of it. Id recomend using screws next time you put the channel on because you can remove them and reuse them.
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Plastic plugs? I'd use a chisel and knock the heads off. Screws would work in the future, but I put 'nutserts' (google it) in the windshield and bolts to get the channel back on in summer.
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Sheet metal screws with a hex bolt head, not like regular screws... Just incase that wasn't clear.

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