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Old 08-01-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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First Experience with my Drain Plugs

So, had my first experience with a MONSOON when the jeep was naked. During an 8 hour shift yesterday, it absolutely poured 3 separate times, while the doors and sides were off. So, I had about 2-4 inches of standing water on both front floorboards and rear floorboards. So, that meant I got to go exploring for my drain plugs. FOUND THEM. Now, with the top still off, its out in the sun drying out. Anything I need to know to avoid mildew or stuff like that? Just got Abby last month, would love to avoid any water issues with the interior.
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It won't be your last lol

A good day in the sun should be fine. As long as it is completely dry you won't have
Any smell. Any water left over will steam up in the heat and smell like a** cheese

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Old 08-01-2011, 10:58 AM   #3
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Hello! I did the exact same thing about 2 months ago. Do you still have carpet? I did/do. If you do, you can pull it out and leave it out on a patio/sidewalk/deck to dry. I did that, then power washed them and applied an anti mildew solution to them. Let them dry for about 4 days and put them right back in. No smell for me at all. Eventually, I'd like to put the bed liner stuff in there, but it's not on the list this year.

Once I got the carpet out and let it sit in the sun, the seats dried out fully in about a day and a half.

Good luck!

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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Congrats on breaking her in! Shouldn't be any problems. I usually leave mine in the sun with the doors off for an afternoon, does the trick. I'd pull the carpet and let it dry in the sun as well, that will let any water left in your tub evaporate. Shouldn't need anything else.
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It would be wise to remove the rear carpet because the insulation under it will stick to the tub when it drys. The only way to remove it afterwards would be getting it wet again so it doesn't get damaged. That's what I had to do.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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I have no insulation in under my carpet ( came that way) As others have started I just leave her open and let her dry. an d they are right about not letting it dry all the way will give you a wonderful aroma. My jeep tends to smell like a boys locker room when the carpet is damp and closed up..

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