How to Clean Your Jeep’s Windows and Top so They Last

Every vehicle needs proper care to keep it looking its best, and Jeeps are no exception. The better it’s maintained, the more resale or trade-in value it will hold. If you drive a Jeep, then you realize that the condition of its windows and its top are important. The windows and the top make up the entire upper section of this rugged vehicle. To clean your Jeep’s windows and top so they last, you’ll need to know some valuable “Do’s and Don’ts.”

First, never use paper towels to clean the windows with. Rough paper towels are notorious for causing scratches. Scratches not only take away the good looks of the plastic windows, but they can also interfere with your view.

Instead, to clean your Jeep’s windows and top so they last, choose a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water. Mix the two ingredients in a bucket and dip a clean, soft cloth into the mixture. Wring it out and gently wipe the plastic clean. Dip and wring out the cloth frequently to release the trapped dirt. The dishwashing detergent will gently clean the grease, dirt, and grunge off the windows of your Jeep without being too harsh to harm the plastic.

Rinse the windows with clean tap water, then use a second clean, soft cloth to dry them.

Avoid using common cleaners such as household bleach, ammonia, ammonia-based window cleaning products to clean your Jeep’s windows and top so they last. These products are too harsh for the plastic and top material.

You can also choose to use a store-bought cleaner for the windows in your Jeep. Visit your local auto supply store to see what the staff there recommends. Once you decide on a store-bought product to clean your Jeep’s windows and top so they last, make sure you read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the container.

Once the windows are clean, you should apply a good quality protectant to them.
A good protectant will seal the plastic windows so they don’t scratch as easily. It will also keep the windows in your Jeep from turning yellow from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. As for rain water, it will bead up and slide off from the protected surface.

Again, be sure you read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the container in order to achieve the best results.

You’ll also need to apply a good quality cleaner and protectant to the top of your Jeep also, to keep the windows and top so they last. Find a commercial cleaner that will protect the soft top from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

If you don’t, then over time, the soft top on your Jeep will deteriorate from exposure to the sun.

Make sure the product you choose also is water-resistant. This will help make the soft top on your Jeep more water- resistant so rain water, melted snow and ice, et cetera, doesn’t leak in on you and your passengers.

You should clean your Jeep’s windows and top so they last everytime they get to looking dirty. Don’t wait until they get filthy dirty before you clean and protect them.

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