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Old 29 Oct 2008, 08:56 am
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Default Rag top in winter

Hi, I bought an 05 convert this May and wondered if there is anything I need to do to protect the top this winter (Indiana)? It will be parked outdoors. Thanks!
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Old 29 Oct 2008, 09:17 am
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Welcome to the forum Sue.

I was going to copy and paste certain portions of Convertible Top Care for you to read but decided to just give you the link so you can read the sections that pertain to your particular question or of course the whole care procedure. Just click on the blue words below.

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Old 29 Oct 2008, 09:20 am
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Thanks! Love my new car. After 20 years of "MOM" rides, I decided to get exactly what I wanted and when I saw my baby, I fell in love and had to have it! Now my Mothering instincts are kicking in and I need to make sure she is taken care of this winter
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Old 29 Oct 2008, 09:57 am
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Sue,

We're here if you have any questions. Hopefully your New-to-You PT Cruiser was all checked out and your ready for the Indiana winter. The stock Goodyear tires aren't the best if you still have the original tires so drive carefully. Auto store like Auto Zone and Pep Boys will check out your battery and charging system for free in case it's the original battery and you have question on how long it will last and what condition it's in.

If you fill in your profile maybe someone on the forum can point you in the direction of a PT Cruiser club in your area. There's one or more in just about every state plus PT gatherings/shows all over the country.
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Old 29 Oct 2008, 07:59 pm
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Protect your top with RAGGTOPP. Best stuff on the market, I use it for work, I don't sell it but LeakPro Intro Page has alot of info. on this product.
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Old 29 Oct 2008, 09:50 pm
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doesnt someone make a half car cover?...one that covers just the top and windows? I could swear I had seen one before...I think that would be nice to have for the winter so that you could cover the top and not have to be taking the radio antenna off everytime. I'm sure I'll be driving mine throughtout the winter months so thats why I think this would be workable...if I garaged the car then a full cover would be the ticket.
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Old 29 Oct 2008, 10:22 pm
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Now my babies are parked indoors, or a covered garage at work. But, even here in OKCity, I would personally use some type of top cover it the vert was outdoors.
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Old 08 Nov 2008, 12:12 pm
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Default Re: Rag top in winter

We just bought an 05 convertable and was wondering the same thing
about taking care of the top.
We live near greenville.sc . The winters here are more ice than snow.
Our car will be outside also.
Some type of cover to put over the car when bad weather is on the way
could be one option. Does anyone have any info on car covers?
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Old 08 Nov 2008, 10:24 pm
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Check out all the PT Cruiser aftermarket stores that are recommended on the past posts.
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Old 08 Nov 2008, 10:56 pm
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try a google search for "california pop top"

I ran across one on Amazon.com last night for $49.95 that covers just the top and windows. Ideal for quick use and easy storage...made of durable Tyvek.
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