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Old 08-15-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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ok. i know jeeps leak. my soft top does. its a 97. the next dry day we have i was going to rustoleum the floors and also obviously the undercarrage. its not rustoleum but its some other rust preventative enamel. is this a good idea? i mean jeeps are infamous for leaking. should i bother to spend the money and get new seals. how do you guys keep your jeeps from smelling and whats the best way to get water our and dry it up. any advice on this kinda stuff is much appreciated

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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I have neoprene seat covers which helps resist wetness and drys quicker but other than pulling out your carpet and keeping febrees handy u just have to live with it.....its not overwhelming is it?

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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It's only logical to keep the water on the outside in the first place. Get the seals and top fixed first.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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If your interior smells of mold and mildew take a 32 oz spray bottle empty, add 10 ml (1.5 teaspoons) of bleach. Spray everything inside and don't worry it wont bleach the seat covers or the carpets, let dry. excess water is easy to remove with a wet/dry shop vac. Don Jon makes carries the best supplies for mold/meldew problems and deodorizers.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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its not overwhelming. i just dont like it. its mmy dd and my only vehicle. and i would like to keep it clean inside. i try to always keep the top pn when muddin and stuff. i mean what the heck. my jeeps radio and interior lights work. so i wanna keep it that way. how does this sound?

rip up the carpet. rustoleum the interior of the tub. spray an overcoat on it. throw floor mats down. and call it good?

another question. is rustoleum the only stuff you can put right over rust. or can you use the other brands the same way. what i bought its called "Premium rust preventative enamel". same thing?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:56 PM   #6
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You could wire wheel the rust clean it up, and prime it the use some spray on bed liner.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:51 AM   #7
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You could wire wheel the rust clean it up, and prime it the use some spray on bed liner.
X2. You really dont want to paint over the rust.
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x3 on cleaning up the rust, prime, bedline... Pull the drain plugs for the summer and when it gets wet, leave the top off in the sun to dry out the seats. They were made to get wet, as was everything else inside pretty much. (excepting the clockspring and stereo)
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:34 AM   #9
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Eastwood makes a product called Fast Etch. Simply spray it on the rust and within seconds the rust is gone and it leaves a protective zinc coating.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:41 AM   #10
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I ripped my carpet out, pulled seals, sprayed some rhino lining down just a thin layer, some floor mats and have a bikino top so the sun dries the seats n all that, i no wut u mean tho its my dd n i rather i keep it nice n dry n clean so itll last but its a jeep n its built to last n get wet so thats the best i can tell u it works for me.
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My 2007 is my 3rd Jeep and my first to get moldy. Granted, it's also the first to carry snacking kids. It's REALLY moldy Like green crust all over eveything My plan is to rip out the carpet and seats and have it bedlined to match the exterior (and maybe bedline the wheels black too) and spray the seats with a bleach/water mixture and dry them out thoroughly. Should a put neoprene covers over the seats after that? Anyone see flaws in this plan. I need to get rid of the mold/mildew.
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I was cleaning my engine compartment and later in the day noticed a bit of water under the drivers side floormat/carpet. Must have gotten in there through the firewall????
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My 2007 is my 3rd Jeep and my first to get moldy. Granted, it's also the first to carry snacking kids.
have you gotten old hardened soda in the cupholders yet? that's the best...

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