my jeep was soaked really bad with the top down. i just blasted hot air, wiped everything down as best i could, and removed the back seat and the carpet. i removed the carpet becuase behind the 2 front seats i checked under the carpet and there were 2 small pools of water there, so i just decided to strip everything the best i could.
does the roll cage padding meldew easily? im having trouble taking it off. think they will dry ok attached?
do the seats meldew easily? i dried them the best i could but they are still moist on the suface, but you can feel the inside is wet, and i cant dry it...
the carpet is anywhere from spotless dry to some wet spots, i dried the best i could and there lying in my living room.
recomendations, or warnings?
this must be a right of passage....or maybe just a big F up
I never noticed my rool cage padding have a problem with mildew...the underneath of the seats did after last Spring (one of the wettest on record, here) Lysol took care of the odor, no stains that I noticed. I usually just take the carpet out if it gets wet, and lay in on the floor in the garage, right where I park, where they lay between the tires, and don't take up any room. The only thing to really worry about are the electronics (ie; don't turn on the stereo when it is dripping...)
I would really only worry about the Dash stuff, its a Jeep........here in Florida your going to get wet, sure wet seats suck, but they seem to dry out pretty quick, pull the drain plugs in the front floor boards and call it good. Its a Jeep thing.....understand ?
Mine got soaked the other day, two inches of water in the front and back, unplug your drains, drain it out, close all the doors and windows and leave the heater on for 30 mins, itll be ok in a while no worries
Thats why i like having no electrics in the doors they are always the first thing to go
Yea man. Dont worry about it. If anything, scotch gaurd the seats. Mine have been down poured on many a time and no mildew whatsoever. Just be sure to get the water from under the carpet and let that carpet dry out before you put it back in. Leaving it soaked will promote rust.
Try to find a couple of big heavy plastic bags, the size that will slip over the seat. One per seat for the front. Keep them stored somewhere, mine are under my front seat, folded up. Keeps you from getting wetazz.. I remember a few years ago driving a USMC M151 off an LST in a joint army/navy/USMC exercise and having the water almost up to my armpits, that sucked because my large alice pack with my clean dry bdu's flooded out in the trailer and it was 3 days before everything dried out, the straw and canvas seats being the last, I HATE wetazz.
I won't even go into the chiggers....
Not for nothin, but.....just so's I don't rip up carpeting unnecessarily: Where exactly ARE the drainplugs...how many of them are there.....are they just rubber stoppers that you pull out by hand, or do you need a special tool, what do they look like...educate me, ya'll!!
I hit a rut last thursday and where the truck opens was under water. had probably 2 or 3 inches of water in the jeep just let it drain out. I don't have the carpet i have something like rhino lining. But my electronics are fine just use common sense and don't do anything that doesn't seem smart (using wet electronics)
I've gotten mine soaked quite a few times in her short life. Never had any problems. The one time I got stuck in what can only be described as a monsoon with only the main part of the soft top up. Ended up with about 4 inches of water in the thing. Popped a few drain plugs, ripped out the carpet and seats, no problems. It's a jeep, they're made for this stuff.
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