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Old 06-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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It rained in my jeep! Carpet replacement?

Oh no!!! I has my soft doors on overnight and woke up to a jeep with an inch of water in the front driver and passenger sides . I shop vacced the floors and think I need to replace the carpet. Any advice ??? Where do new carpet?

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you can remove the carpet and let air dry. then put the carpet back in.

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the carpet was designed for that... you're going to be fine. pull the drain plugs... the water will drain faster. i would leave the top off of it if you can... let it air dry so it doesn't get musty..
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you can remove the carpet and let air dry. then put the carpet back in.
This. Just hang up the carpets in a dry spot. They'll drip all the water out and air dry and won't smell because they were only dipped in water and didnt sit damp for days
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I took my carpets out of the front and put some big rubber mats in. I have a 13 and my hardtop and trektop both leak, but now I don't care. I consider the Jeep water resistant rather than waterproof
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Thank you guys! It's my first "jeephap" there goes my new jeep smell!
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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Same thing happened to me yesterday. As others mentioned it will be best to pull the carpet IMO. I shop vac'ed for a while and then decided to go ahead and pull the carpet and there still lots of water in the carpet.

I have a 4 door JK and I was able to remove the carpet without cutting. The one part that is a little tricky is where the front seats bolt to the floor. If you pull the carpet out of the plastic trim by the door entry, there should be a slit in the carpet. It doesn't quite go all the way, but you can pull it apart. You should be able to pull out the rest without any cutting in the front and back. I have the sub in the cargo area so that preventing me from pulling it all the way out- but I just pulled it back toward the corner where the sub is to let it dry.

If the d@MN sun ever comes out in GA I'm going to hang it and let it dry. Maybe just keep it out for the summer.
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Same thing happened to me yesterday. As others mentioned it will be best to pull the carpet IMO. I shop vac'ed for a while and then decided to go ahead and pull the carpet and there still lots of water in the carpet.

I have a 4 door JK and I was able to remove the carpet without cutting. The one part that is a little tricky is where the front seats bolt to the floor. If you pull the carpet out of the plastic trim by the door entry, there should be a slit in the carpet. It doesn't quite go all the way, but you can pull it apart. You should be able to pull out the rest without any cutting in the front and back. I have the sub in the cargo area so that preventing me from pulling it all the way out- but I just pulled it back toward the corner where the sub is to let it dry.

If the d@MN sun ever comes out in GA I'm going to hang it and let it dry. Maybe just keep it out for the summer.
I just pulled carpet. Raining here in nj too... Wondering if I can put carpet in the dryer?
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I had the same thing happen to me yesterday! Random rain in texas woke me up at 6am and then had me running outside my apartments in my undies. Pulled it under covered parking and once the sun came out I let it toast for a while and all is dry and well. Gotta love jeeps.
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When we start paying $40k for a jeep, we start to value the wrong things in our jeeps. The value of a jeep isn't the carpet, or the leather seats, or the electric windows. The value of the jeep is the utility of the jeep. If you drive your jeep to a mall, or if you wash your jeep, it is not a jeep

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I just pulled carpet. Raining here in nj too... Wondering if I can put carpet in the dryer?
Not sure about the dryer...I would be a little worried it might screw up the shape if you want to put it back in. Hanging in the sun for a while should get the stank out .
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Not sure about the dryer...I would be a little worried it might screw up the shape if you want to put it back in. Hanging in the sun for a while should get the stank out .
Sun? What's that ?
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I have a 4 door JK and I was able to remove the carpet without cutting. The one part that is a little tricky is where the front seats bolt to the floor. If you pull the carpet out of the plastic trim by the door entry, there should be a slit in the carpet. It doesn't quite go all the way, but you can pull it apart. You should be able to pull out the rest without any cutting in the front and back. I have the sub in the cargo area so that preventing me from pulling it all the way out- but I just pulled it back toward the corner where the sub is to let it dry.
OK...just wanted to correct something I stated earlier. I went out to the garage and looked at the pieces again, and I think I had to cut the carpet that goes in the back seat in order to remove it. I took this out once before and I think I must have cut it. I'm gettting old and forgetful.
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Agreed. And there is no need to pull out your carpet for this! What the hell?!!

You'll only get that smell if you let it dry on it's own. Mine has been wet several times and you'd never know it. Drain plugs or wet vac for standing water and micro fiber/highly absorbent towel the rest. Then place a fan in a position so as to blow air over the wet areas overnight with all the doors open. Do not close it up while the carpet is still wet. Works like a charm every time.
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Agreed. And there is no need to pull out your carpet for this! What the hell?!!

You'll only get that smell if you let it dry on it's own. Mine has been wet several times and you'd never know it. Drain plugs or wet vac for standing water and micro fiber/highly absorbent towel the rest. Then place a fan in a position so as to blow air over the wet areas overnight with all the doors open. Do not close it up while the carpet is still wet. Works like a charm every time.
I pulled carpet. Had to cut it a couple inches. It's going to rain all week here. That whole leave the doors open idea works in places that have sun! Can't leave the doors open and really am ok with my jeep smelling and looking nice!
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I pulled carpet. Had to cut it a couple inches. It's going to rain all week here. That whole leave the doors open idea works in places that have sun! Can't leave the doors open and really am ok with my jeep smelling and looking nice!
You cut it too?!! Oh jeez. Hey, whatever works for you is fine. I'm just offering a less intrusive, equally effective option for dealing with this problem. To each their own and since you've already went that route, I hope it turns out well. Don't put the carpet in the dyer though. But do note, my method does not require sun. In fact, I suggest leaving the fans on overnight.
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