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Soft top cleaning question....

OK wise wizards of Jeepdom.... my wife has a '98 Sahara with the spice soft top. The top is in good shape (replaced a few years ago) except it is turning darker. It looks like mold is actually growing on the surface of the top. Any suggestions? Will it hurt if I mix up some mild dish detergent with a little bleach and scrub away? TIA.....

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Re: Soft top cleaning question....

I've heard from numerous people that simple green works well, I haven't tried it yet though, I was concerned it might be too harsh, but it seems alot of people swear by it,,,,might try it on a small non-descript patch
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Re: Soft top cleaning question....

I would think using dish detergent would be fine.



This is isn't exactly what you asked, but I've heard that vinyl polish stuff, like armorall, is bad for it.
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Re: Soft top cleaning question....

keep all cleaners away from the plastic windows

i would also advise against bleach
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Re: Soft top cleaning question....

For mildew, a solution of Bleach and water works...bleach is ok as long as it is diluted....say, 25:1. Don't use Tilex...too strong. Simple Green would take a lot of scrubbing....

If possible, mix up the bleach and water in a spray bottle....wet the top with water first, and then spray with the bleach/water mix...let sit for ahile (out of sun light). Wash off. Repeat as necessary until clear.

As noted, keep away from window...you would actually be better off taking the top off...and soaking it in the bathtub with the bleach....This actually works well because you can use a weaker mixture and leave it in there longer...and you get both sides.
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