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#1 User is offline   Safari Outfitter 

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:27 PM

I copied the following from another site. I thought some of our Northern members might find these tips useful.

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Cold temperatures, ice, and snow can all wreak havok on a Jeep Wrangler soft top. You need to be especially careful with your plastic/vinyl windows in the winter months, and take the following precautions:

Don't raise or lower the soft top when the temperature drops below 41 degrees. The material is a synthetic which loses some of its resiliency at low temperatures, and it can actually become damaged if it is flexed in too cold temperatures.

Never attempt to roll-up the vinyl windows or even open them at the zippers during the winter months. Believe it or not, they can shatter like real glass when they are cold.

Before you even TOUCH your vinyl window -- from the inside or outside -- make sure you give them enough time to warm up and become supple first. Otherwise, you are likely to crack them.

Never "smack" the vinyl window hoping that the snow and ice will bounce off!

Never remove snow from your vinyl windows by hand (or by any other means, for that matter). With a soft top, patience is a virtue... You should just wait for the heater to warm the vehicle from the inside, causing the snow to slowly melt off.

Until the snow/ice thaws and falls off the Jeep windows itself, you may have to get used to using the 2 side mirrors.

You could use a ceramic heater with a timer (available at most hardware stores), and run it a half hour prior getting in the Jeep. The snow & ice will melt off, allowing you to see through your windows as soon as you get in.

Some people point a hair dryer toward the windows (but not for too long). However, by the time you're finished, the Jeep's own heater would likely have had the same effect -- from the inside.

Never pour water on your vinyl windows in an attempt to remove ice or snow. Your windows may crack.


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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:58 PM

It doesn't snow in Ft. Pierce! :sneak: :ya: Oh, I get it. :sneak: :drive: :photo:
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:37 PM

thats why i got a hardtop, got tired of all the snow damage!!!



















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Posted 09 March 2006 - 08:14 PM

Safari Outfitter, on Feb 4 2006, 08:27 PM, said:

I copied the following from another site. I thought some of our Northern members might find these tips useful.

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Cold temperatures, ice, and snow can all wreak havok on a Jeep Wrangler soft top. You need to be especially careful with your plastic/vinyl windows in the winter months, and take the following precautions:

Don't raise or lower the soft top when the temperature drops below 41 degrees. The material is a synthetic which loses some of its resiliency at low temperatures, and it can actually become damaged if it is flexed in too cold temperatures.

Never attempt to roll-up the vinyl windows or even open them at the zippers during the winter months. Believe it or not, they can shatter like real glass when they are cold.

Before you even TOUCH your vinyl window -- from the inside or outside -- make sure you give them enough time to warm up and become supple first. Otherwise, you are likely to crack them.

Never "smack" the vinyl window hoping that the snow and ice will bounce off!

Never remove snow from your vinyl windows by hand (or by any other means, for that matter). With a soft top, patience is a virtue... You should just wait for the heater to warm the vehicle from the inside, causing the snow to slowly melt off.

Until the snow/ice thaws and falls off the Jeep windows itself, you may have to get used to using the 2 side mirrors.

You could use a ceramic heater with a timer (available at most hardware stores), and run it a half hour prior getting in the Jeep. The snow & ice will melt off, allowing you to see through your windows as soon as you get in.

Some people point a hair dryer toward the windows (but not for too long). However, by the time you're finished, the Jeep's own heater would likely have had the same effect -- from the inside.

Never pour water on your vinyl windows in an attempt to remove ice or snow. Your windows may crack.


I found this at: Removal of Ice & Snow on Soft Tops

i never did know any of that

i knew me falling on to this site was meant for something


learn something for when i got home to go hunting
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 09:23 PM

Crap, just leave the windows open. I did id Tellico one year, 25* when I woke up, ice inside & outside the windshield. :biggrin1:
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