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Old 01-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Taking carpet out?

I just got my jeep, and I have a canvas top. I live in good ol' Oregon so I get tons of rain that leaks through the top, leaving my carpet soaked. The other day I lifted up my floor mat and there was a puddle of water underneath it! The carpet is getting nasty and I'm worried it'll start to mold, so I was wondering if it's safe to take the carpet out of the car at all, and then take it to the laundromat and wash it? Has anyone else ever done this? Thanks, guys!

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Old 01-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Carpet comes out very easily, and many jeepers, including me, do cause it often gets wet from wheeling. There are drain plugs underneath the carpet in the front and back to allow the water to escape too. Might be a good idea to start shopping for a new soft top.

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I'm thinking about doing the exact same thing. My jeep had a weird smell, like BO or sweat or something, I investigated a little and it's the carpet. I'm thinking I'll just leave it out for the summer, since it's impossible to keep sand out of the car in Florida.
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I'm thinking about doing the exact same thing. My jeep had a weird smell, like BO or sweat or something, I investigated a little and it's the carpet. I'm thinking I'll just leave it out for the summer, since it's impossible to keep sand out of the car in Florida.
Ewe .... That's distusting
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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I, like a lot of people, took it out and put bedliner (MonstaLiner was the brand I used) in the interior, and never looked back. I like it so much better. Sold the carpet a long time ago. Just a thought...
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I, like a lot of people, took it out and put bedliner (MonstaLiner was the brand I used) in the interior, and never looked back. I like it so much better. Sold the carpet a long time ago. Just a thought...
Can you post a pic of this? does it clean well?
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Ewe .... That's distusting
Yeah i know, I don't know why either. Probably twice a day I think "What's that smell?" and I smell my armpits, and then I remember it's the freaking carpet.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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my top was leaking bad when i got mine. i went to wallyworld and got CAMPDRY. silicon spray for tents worked great, even helped with noise lvl.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #9
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Can you post a pic of this? does it clean well?
If you do a search, I posted several when I did it, plus there might be a couple in my Jeep profile. There are many, many threads on the subject.

Here are a few of mine though from when I first did it:








It cleans very easy (much easier than carpet)... in fact, in the summer when I wash it, I pull the drain plugs and wash the inside with my soap and sponge too. I just be careful not to spray water anywhere but the floor.

I no longer keep my rear seat in most of the time, so it's especially nice having the bedliner back there.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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Definitely throw out the carpet and go with a nice bedliner. Do it when the weather is going to be above 70 and dry for at least 3-6 days. Best investment you can make on your Jeep along with using POR-15 for the undercarriage.

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