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Old 09-16-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Wet odor

I, unfortunately, have let it rain inside my jeep a couple of times and I think I have gotten most of the water out but it smells terrible. Any spray I should use? Please tell me what to do because its aweful.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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If you have one of those dryer fabric softener sheets put 1 or 2 of them in there over night, with the top on of course. Should absorb some of the smell.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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Near any boating stores?...Its winterizing season so there should be an abundance of moisture and odor absorbing products available at any boating store. They should be there regularly also. There's damp rid, airsponge, etc. Should work like a charm. Could always remove the carpet like I'm doing Friday.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Lysol!! The odor is caused by mold that is growing so you have to kill it with either Lysol or Pinesol. Since you can buy Lysol in an aerosol can, it will be easier and faster to use. You'll need to hit it pretty hard with Lysol at least several times while it's still damp, and several more times after it's dry. Mold spores aren't easy to kill.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:05 PM   #5
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I always pull the carpet the first day it's nice and completely dry it out. Never had that musty smell in any of my jeeps.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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These are all good ideas. I think I would pull the carpet out, scrub it with soap water, hose it off and dry it really well (fan and dehumidifier come to mind). I've done this before and it worked very well. The carpet comes out so easy, it's totally worth it.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:40 PM   #7
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Take the carpet out, top off and let the sun do it's work. Sunlight will kill the mold.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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Borax (20 Mule Team - Product Details) is available at Target and a number of other stores. I found it as a supplement for Boron on my Reef tank at home, but it's actually a very powerful cleaning agent and anti-bacterial agent. I personally haven't used it on a vehicle, but I used it to clean out my basement when I had water back up. Just another idea I thought I'd throw out. Personally, step one as mentioned is to likely get the carpet out and cleaned.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:49 PM   #9
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Simply remove any floor mats, open the doors and rotate your Jeep in the sun. The sun is the best and cheapest sterilant around.
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x2.... remove what you can(back seat, floor mats, rugs, etc.), kill with disinfectant, and air out in the sun and wind
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
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rip ur carpets out throw them away... put rubber husky mats in and ur all set
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:42 PM   #12
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Cool It work for me

i bought my truck and was vacuuming it out and when i got under the seat there were fabric softener sheets all under the seat.... something cheap and it made my truck smell pretty good....
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take ur carpets out first of all ... i let it dry out completly so mold wont grow.. then used simple green for some smell ... finished off putting dryer sheets under seats under dash and a couple around that did the trickfor me

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