Cleaning/Protecting the JL

  1. rockadile

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    They are painted, just with a flat paint. Zaino should work fine on that as, I would expect, most other polishes/waxes would. These would seem to be better suited to the job than protectants which I prefer for uncoated/unpainted fabrics and plastics.
     
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    When I said they are not painted like the body, I meant no clear coat. And if you tell me the flat hard top is clear coated, it's not like any I've seen lol. I wouldn't think a regular wax would make it look good and have read others use 303, which does make it look good. But I like learning about new products. Which Zaino product do you use on both the clear coat body paint and flat paint hard top? I looked on their website and they have a couple. Thanks for the info and I'd love to see some pics if you have any. Maybe I'd try some if I saw good results before buying.
     
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    @SouthCo Clear coat is not needed to be able to wax something. A wax or even Zaino may add slightly more gloss but so would the 303 I would think. I use Zaino's Z-2 primarily so I was gonna go with that but now I see Z-3 which may be better. I am gonna email Zaino to see what they say. The weather has been pretty crappy here as of late. Once I get to it, I can certainly post up pics.
     
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    Just heard back from Sal Zaino. All of the Zaino products can be used on the flat-painted hard top. He does recommend testing a small area when applying to flat or matte surfaces to make sure you are OK with the slight increase in gloss that may occur.
     
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    How is the Rugged Ridge Antenna working? Better or worse?
     
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    How? I would like to keep them new as long as possible. I have a JLUR, I got the premium soft top with the tinted windows. Thanks
     
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    First I hose the plastic windows down and dry it with a micro fiber cloth only going one way NOT in circles. Next spray some plexus on a micro fiber cloth and put the cloth on the plastic only going one way.
    Turn the cloth over and remove any excess and u are done
     
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    I just had my 2018 coated with Ceramic ProPaint Protection.
    I just had my 2018 jlu coated with Ceramic Pro coating and love the shine, paint protection and ease of care. Check them out at https://ceramicpro.com/
     
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    Check out the reviews for Turtle Wax Ice seal and shine. I just picked up a bottle for ten bucks. Lots of professional detailers are surprised by how resilient it is. Some of them are even comparing it to the professional grade ceramics
     
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    A used one will be easier to remove
     
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    All of my plastics, rubber, and steel bumpers are coated with CarPro DLUX.
     
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    What do you guys use to CLEAN the inside? I also have cloth seats? Any recommendations?
     
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    I’m about to put my hard top back on for the season. Has anyone tried Aero Cosmetics Wash and Wax All on their unpainted hard top yet? The stuff seems to work great as a wash and or wax for the paint, just wondering about the hard top really before I give it a go.
     
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    I replied to your post in the older (zombie) thread, but since this thread is a little fresher, I'll reply here as well. :)

    Yes, I use Aero Cosmetics Wash and Wax All on my black hard top. I have applied it multiple times on my 19 JL (probably way more frequently than needed...it's just so easy to apply using the "wet" method when I wash my rig). It adds only a little gloss to the top and black unpainted fenders (unlike the deep shine it provides on the glossy painted surfaces).

    Time will tell how effective its UV protection is (e.g., preventing graying of fenders). Overall, I am very pleased with this product. :like:
     
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    thanks for this, as expected although I haven’t done the ‘wet’ method yet and had only done waterless wash. Thinking I may try your method and then use 303 on the top and bumpers.
     
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