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Old 05-31-2010, 08:03 AM
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Drying out after getting caught in the rain

Does anyone have suggestions for drying out after i got caught in the rain? Ive started the toweling out the puddles, but after that should i be concerned with other things? thankfully all of the electronics still work. thanks everyone for the suggestions ill definelty be looking for them.

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Old 05-31-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
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From what I gather... that's all you gotta do. If you have carpet, you need to pull it and let it dry out thoroughly or it'll mold underneath. Same with your seats...put fans on em or something if they've soaked up water. Might need to use a hairdryer around the steering column/instrument cluster especially if you're having any weird electrical gremlins. If you have pools of water in the tub, there should be a rubber drain plug in each front floorboard and also one or two in the rear somewhere.

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I leave all my drain plugs out all the time. Just leave the top down and let it air out a couple of days.
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Likewise, I took the drain plugs out and actually went to a local hardware store and bought some boat-style waterproof carpet to put in. Makes cleanup a lot easier and was a fraction of the price of "real" carpet.
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its no biggy, but it does sound like you need to find your drain plugs and pull them, then just let it air out.
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I took mine down to the local car wash and used the vaccuum to get all the excess water out. It dried out over night when I did that.
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i had mine fill up with about 6 inches of water last year... just pulled the plugs and left the top off the rest of the week.,.. but i didnt have any carpet
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this happened to me yesterday ! My carpet is out and drying on my fence, I got my shop vac out and vacuumed up what water I could and the top is off letting it air dry... thats all I have ever been told to do.
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Mine has stayed topless in the rain so far and just actually went to clean mine out after this mornings showers

Basically, remove (and keep out) the carpet. Pull the rubber drain plugs. Wipe off the dash and steering column. Shop-Vac the seats and anywhere else. You're then good to go. Luckily it usually gets sunny out once it rains in NJ so my seats dry out rather quickly.

Electronic wise you have little to worry about. When water gets into the defroster, it often just spill out onto the floor. The radio may be an area of concern if it's not a marine grade radio. You may also get the infamous stuck turn signal. If that's the case, just let it dry out, and spray it down with some elctronics cleaner NOT WD-40.

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