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    Question Newbie Questions

    Ok, I am completely new to Jeeps in general, so I hope you guys don't mind if I put this new thread here to not only help me, but other newbies and novices that may have a question or two.

    I'll start it off!
    What is the recomended method of washing a brand new cloth top window? Is it just mild soap and water?
    Is there a way to scrape the ice off of a plastic window without shattering or scratching the hell out of it?
    I've seen them shatter before in 20 degree and below weather.


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    Wash plastic soft top windows with clean car wash liquid soap and water mix. Dry them with a clean micro fiber towel. To keep them looking great use Novous fine scratch remover polish.

    Do not use an ice scraper on plastic windows. If they dont break in the cold you will scratch the hell out of them at a minimum.
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    It has been getting pretty cold up here in the Ft Lewis area recently. I have a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol in it. When I go out to warm up the Jeep, I spray it on the windshield, around the door edges (so I don't rip the weatherstripping), and the windows. The alcohol melts the ice, with no other residue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roh8880 View Post
    What is the recomended method of washing a brand new cloth top window? . . .
    Lots of mud is the way to wash a brand new top then soap and water.
    Just leave the frozen plastic alone its really easy to mess up
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    There's a new thing out called 'Fire & Ice', it's a squirt bottle of stuff that melts the ice on windows. Supposed to work really good.

    I wouldn't use a scraper.


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    Tip for your rear window - I suggest either keeping your rear window down, or taking it off. Roll it up only when necessary and take it down as soon as possible. The plastic will mildew (I guess thats what it is) extremely fast, and it cannot be repaired - at least by any means I've ever tried.
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    I assume when you say the best way to clean your soft top window , you don't just mean in the winter , I use " PlastX" by Meguiars . PlastX is a Clear plastic cleaner and polish . It " Removes fine scratches , cloudiness and stubborn oxidation " . I have a 97 TJ with the original soft top , it's seen it's fare share of mud , dirt , salt spray , oils ext ... the top shows it's age but the windows still look clear as glass . PlastX also works great on anyone's plastic covered lights . You can find it at auto zone , advance auto , ext ...

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    Buy a hard top too. I got lucky and have both. He hee!!
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    Def. don't try and beat the ice off the soft top....lol. One of the mornings here when we just got a bunch of snow I was cleaning everything off when I decided to tap on the plastic rear window with the end of my broom and it busted like glass. Def. felt like a retard after that one. Not to mention it was like 7 degrees

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    put some white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray ur windshield and plastics before a freeze. itll keep most or all frost from forming. thats just a southern trick. dont know how itll work with some real cold temperatures.

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