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HotHead Jeep Wrangler Headliners

Posted in How To on February 15, 2011
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Insulating Wrangler Hardtops

Jeep JK and TJ Wrangler hardtops provide protection from the elements. A problem is the hardtops are single-wall construction and afford no insulation. This means that when it’s cold or hot outside, it’s cold or hot inside. The Wrangler’s HVAC system can’t keep the interior comfortablewhen the weather’s extreme (especially when it’s extremely hot).

HotHead Headliners are a must-have product if you run your Wrangler with a hardtop and want to stay comfortable. HotHead Headliners is a division of Ambrose Upholstery, a working custom upholstery shop that knows headliners.

They are 1/8-inch foam-backed headliner fabric on water-resistant automotive panel boards, with Velcro adhesive fasteners or 3M adhesive transfer tape that permanently attaches the HotHead to the hardtop. They’re available in a number of colors to match your interior. We preferred black for our JK.

The headliners install easily. It took only minutes to prep the two-door hardtop by wiping it down with rubbing alcohol, then pressing the HotHead headliners in place. Each HotHead is built and inspected by experienced upholsterers, so the fit is perfect.

Once in place, HotHead headliners look great and insulate well. An added benefit is that the already quiet JK interior is even quieter. As this is being written, it’s cold in Utah and the heater is able to keep the interior warm, even at temperatures that hover near 0 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re looking forward to the hot days of summer when HotHead will help us to keep our cool.


HotHead Headliners
Garden Grove, CA 92841

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