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Last summer I felt a ton of heat coming off the inside of my hard top so I came up with this fast cheap fix.. In Florida we have a ton of heat and sunshine one day I all most burnt my hand on the inside of my roof. As I took down my windshield visor it was cool to the touch that is what gave me this idea!

Start with 3 jumbo windshield deflators.



Next cut them to the size you need two pieces for the tee tops, One piece for the passenger roof, and one piece for the rear.

Lay each piece over the area you would like to cover and cut out to fill the void where the thin roof is.


Than spray them with Rust-Oleum Plastic primer you pick the color! I used white.



Next Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. I then use 3m two sided tape all around the border then a few small strips down in the middle and then the sides of that. Peel off the other side of the tape and start from one side and lay the cut piece that you painted in and press down to secure!

Repeat to all 4 pieces and your done! I have had them in for about 3 months now and no more heat beaming me in the head and the Jeep cools off fast now!

Driver side tee top.


Front tee tops.


Back seat top.
 

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Good idea as long as it stays on. Probably will help in the cold too. I have been thinking of ways to insulate the top. Thx!

I was thinking some green long shag carpet!:grinpimp:
 

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How much noise do you get with the windows down?
 

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Great idea MRSIG...If I was doing it , I might use adhesive backed Velcro stips to secure the thing to the hardtop, instead of the dbl sided tape idea...Dont know if that would stay put or not...as everything I own is starting to crack or melt in this Texas summer heat!
 

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I have been wheeling and driving with this for about 3 months in 90 + heat and it is firmly up their! The 3m Heavy duty tape said 3" will hold 4 lbs. and I think from the perimeter and strip in the center and middle it should hold like 50lbs so 9oz should be no problem. This is the same stuff the chevy dealers use to put the trim on the body of their cars and trucks!
I got it at Home depo.
 

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as I write this, my hardtop is about (seriously) 120 degrees...

But that stuff must be strong...used for applying trim pieces...good to know!
 

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Hot Hard Top

I went a different route. I had my top painted white. It stays much cooler now! But I like the idea of adding some insulation to the inside and may do that also.
 

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I was hopping to see a pic w/ o asking and there it is...WOW...it looks good. I was visualizing a much more "pimpin" look than what I am seeing here. I realize that it was done more as a heat displacement thing, but with the white body, it really looks nice. If the vehicle was totally clean and sittin on the street...I'll bet it looks kinda like a limo. Great job!
 

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I have been wheeling and driving with this for about 3 months in 90 + heat and it is firmly up their! The 3m Heavy duty tape said 3" will hold 4 lbs. and I think from the perimeter and strip in the center and middle it should hold like 50lbs so 9oz should be no problem. This is the same stuff the chevy dealers use to put the trim on the body of their cars and trucks!
I got it at Home depo.
WOW 90*+ I would feel for you but I just cant reach.... 110* today. :devil:
 

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Where were you in the second pic?

Btw, I am pretty sure I have seen you on the highway a couple times.
 

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Nice to know that it works well. I was thinking on doing something similar. Some days while wheeling in the hot sun with the ac off and windows down and the top on I had ideas of aluminum foil hats to keep the heat (and the cia) outa my brain.
I was thinking about LineXing the outside in tan or desert camo too.
 

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ORH make a liner, but this idea is much cheaper, good thinking :smokin:

I don't know well it work, but maybe a radiant barrier paint on the inside would work well, I know they work well in houses.
 

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Second Pic

Where were you in the second pic?

Btw, I am pretty sure I have seen you on the highway a couple times.
I was running Rock Garden in Holcomb Valley, Big Bear. I know it is closed, but a forest ranger gave a group of us an escort thru there. Still a great trail, but so much burned..... :shaking:
 

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Great thread. I am actually going to meet with an upholstery shop today to see what they can do for the heat problem. Plus I'm sure it will also make it a little quieter. I'll let you know the results.
 

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alright, I just got back and was quoted for a heat shield and carpeting over it for the tops and side panel in the back at $450. Seems a bit high but if it works, I'll probably do it. (It's 104 here today :pissed:)
 

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alright, I just got back and was quoted for a heat shield and carpeting over it for the tops and side panel in the back at $450. Seems a bit high but if it works, I'll probably do it. (It's 104 here today :pissed:)
Holy crap, you specified carpet, not gold, right? You're right, that does seem high. I'd go and get a few more estimates.
 

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alright, I just got back and was quoted for a heat shield and carpeting over it for the tops and side panel in the back at $450. Seems a bit high but if it works, I'll probably do it. (It's 104 here today :pissed:)
wow, that's a lot of scratch.
 
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