Tips for Properly Storing Your Jeep Soft Top

Jeep Wrangler owners know that owning a soft top comes with a responsibility to store it properly when not in use. A good storage routine can extend the life of your soft top and keep it looking great for years to come. Here, we will guide you through step-by-step instructions on how to store your Jeep’s soft top to ensure its longevity.

Step 1: Clean and Dry the Soft Top

The first step in storing a jeep’s soft top is ensuring that it is clean and free of moisture. Use a mild detergent or cleaner designed for convertible tops, such as RaggTopp Fabric Cleaner. Begin by removing any loose dirt or debris from the fabric using a brush or cloth. Afterward, apply cleaning solution onto the surface of the top following product instructions.

Once you have finished cleaning the fabric thoroughly, rinse thoroughly with water until no suds remain on its surface and let dry completely before storing.

Cleaning Tips

– Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach.
– Never machine wash or dry your Jeep’s soft-top.
– Always follow manufacturer recommendations provided in care instruction manual.

Step 2: Remove Windows

Before storing your Jeep’s Soft Top , remove all windows including zippers/panels carefully without causing any damage to them . This process ensures that they do not get creased during storage hence making installing them easier next time around .

Store windows separately with protective sleeves if possible so they don’t get scratched while being moved around during transport/storage

Removing Windows

– Unzip panels/windows carefully
– Fold them neatly
– Place windows inside protective bags (if available)

Step 3: Fold Down Your Jeep’s Soft Top Frame

Folding down your Jeep’s frame after removing windows helps reduce strain on material seams hence prolonging its lifespan. Start by releasing the Soft Top frame from the windshield header and pulling it down towards the Jeep’s tailgate. Once you have lowered the frame, ensure that all latches are secure.

Folding Tips

– Always follow manufacturer instructions for soft-top folding.
– Never force any part of your Soft top down/off or fold in places where there is a crease.
– If possible, store your jeep indoors to avoid exposure to harsh weather conditions such as sun and rain

Step 4: Cover Your Jeep’s Frame

Once you have completed folding down your Soft Top , cover it up with a protective bag/cover that is designed specifically for this purpose. The covering protects against dust accumulation, UV rays, mildew growth or scratches promoting its longevity

Protective Covers

– Use covers made from breathable material
– Make sure they fit well
– Invest in quality waterproof covers if you plan on storing your jeep outdoors.


Properly storing a Jeep Wrangler’s Soft Top requires attention to detail and following recommended procedures closely. By following these steps outlined above you can help promote lengthen its life span while keeping it looking good at all times!

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