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In the Hot Seat

So when I am out and about with Mrs. Spock during hot summer days the seats can get very hot with the top down while we are in a restaurant etc..... Instead of putting the top up every time we stop has anyone tried those unfolding reflector things that people put in there front windows and putting it over the seats to keep them cool? Any other creative solutions out there to keep the seats cool without putting the top up every time?
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On hot days my red interior, crack-free-dash car was out in the sun with the top up, I would put a silver reflector on the dash for fear of the dash cracking. (Hindsight, Iím starting to think dashes crack more from cold temps than hot ones.)

I would also often leave the top up, windows up to prevent rain and dew from getting in, but let the hot air out by popping the rear of the soft top open.

I know thereís no answer for you here, but if the rubber seals arenít getting rubbed apart by your soft top, then just lifting the top (and not latching it) doesnít typically take any longer than any other type of shade-maker.


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California Pop Top has Tyvek covers (size C16 for SL series), but it would probably take longer to attach the cover than just lift your factory top.
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White bath towels spread on the seat cushion and a towel on the steering wheel prevent them from getting too hot.
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White bath towels spread on the seat cushion and a towel on the steering wheel prevent them from getting too hot.
That's what I use...low tech but works...
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My wife and I do heavy squats, so our asses are already hot.
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Generally speaking, I'm not usually too far away from the car for any length of time.

Have you ever tried folding the seat-backs forward, perhaps also while using the white towel idea, or have you ever tried looking for a place to park in the shade?

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Our seats need the pool-noodle treatment but in the meanwhile we have a couple of throw-cushions to sit on. They take the heat, just flip them over when time to go.
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Thanks for the ideas. Gonna try the white towels out. Seems cheap and easy. Not sure what the pool-noodle treatment is and I'm not sure if I wanna ask. Throw cushions would work for our butts/legs but our backs would still feel the Bern.
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