Soft top touchless car wash?

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Anyone know if taking the soft top thru a touchless car wash would be an issue? Leaking? I typically have a subscription to a drive thru car wash.
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Anyone know if taking the soft top thru a touchless car wash would be an issue? Leaking? I typically have a subscription to a drive thru car wash.
Give your rig a good hose down out in the driveway to test it first.
 

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Depends how high pressure the water is
 

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Having a Jeep with the premium soft top (similar material to Ford's offering) I was more concerned about the top absorbing the detergent/chemical cleaning agents that the leaking. Therefore, I stayed away from car washes entirely. I only treated the top with 303 Fabric Guard and rinsed of any debris during hand wash.
 

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Anyone know if taking the soft top thru a touchless car wash would be an issue? Leaking? I typically have a subscription to a drive thru car wash.
Have you run your Bronco thru carwash yet? In the exact same situation with the car wash subscription, and fanatic about about keeping the vehicle clean of bug splats :)
The soft top is obviously not sealed completely and I foresee pressure washing at the "incorrect angle" will easily get water inside! Thanks
 

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Wondering the same. I may just get a detail the first couple times to be safe.
 

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The owners manual cautions against running the soft top or sasquatch through an automatic car wash.
 

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It may be OK, but as an owner of two convertibles I wouldn't recommend taking them through one of those. I haven't, and don't think I ever will.
 

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I occasionally run my Jeep through one when it is extra dirty/muddy- they say not to due to soap buildup but I see plenty of other soft tops going through as well. No water leakage until you hit the dryers at the end and then at least in the Jeep some water will come in at the top of the door. Expect the Bronco to be the same as the design is similar.
 

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I had this question as well!

ps -hi fellow Boisean :)
 

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I must admit that I’m down on automatic car washes. I definitely won’t run mine through one and will keep a glass chalk pen in my glovebox to write “do not wash” on mine when it’s at the dealer.
 
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