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Old 03-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Interior full of MOLD <-- :(

Well my jeep has been down for a while. I pulled the tank, welded my broken shock mount, ordered the little plastic clip I BROKE on my evap canister connection lengthened my vent tubes because the PO put a lift on but kept the tubes stock so they pull off easily.

Anyway. My jeep has been in the garage with the doors and windows up. I finished the above and started to put in my new Warn 9.5Ti and when I opened up my door, I was like HOLY (explicative). So now I have try to get rid of all this mold. Any ideas guys?

Also anyone in the Houston looking for a Warn M8000i. Still works, just installed my present that has been sitting in it's box. It is so purdy

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I'm not sure about getting rid of it but I heard baking soda prevents it.

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I just pulled carpet and Herculined , is the mold on everything or just carpet? These things tend to have their own Eco systems..
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Everything,

The seats, seat belts, Steering wheel? Freaky Deeky I tell ya. Been on google and some say Vinegar, some say non-chlorine bleach but also add disinfectant. Guess I will be scrubbin my butt off tomorrow. I am wondering how I am going to clean my vents?
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The seats, seat belts, Steering wheel? Freaky Deeky I tell ya. Been on google and some say Vinegar, some say non-chlorine bleach but also add disinfectant. Guess I will be scrubbin my butt off tomorrow. I am wondering how I am going to clean my vents?
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Is it mold or mildew? How did the inside get wet?

The only way to get rid of it is to scrub it with an oxidizer solution......bleach. You don't want to use too much so as to not discolor everything.

You may want to check with an auto detailer and have them do it.

It needs to dry completely!!! Also, check with your insurance. They may pay for it due to water damage.
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The entire ventilation system could be coated.

This stuff can be really bad. Is it green or black???

They are some products that contain essential oils and a biocide. They are useful for after using the bleach.
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Don't mean to be the guy that wants to stare at the accident buuuut Pics?
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LOLz, I'm lazy though
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The entire ventilation system could be coated.

This stuff can be really bad. Is it green or black???

They are some products that contain essential oils and a biocide. They are useful for after using the bleach.
Mix of both colors
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Looks fixable. It is easy to clean from metal and plastic. Rugs and seats are harder because it is a soft surface. you will need a good steam cleaning.

How did it get wet?
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I have been noticing some water on the floorboards when it rains but I always vacuum it up. Guess I was slacking. Now I am going to chase the leak down
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Good luck on the clean up. Simple Green is a good cleaner.
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I had a similar problem in the trunk of my Grand Am a few years ago. I had put wet paintball gear back there and had forgotten about it. I cleaned it with one of those rug doctor upholstery units with carpet shampoo from my local ACE. When i finished i left the trunk open in the garage for the weekend with some arm and hammer in a cup sitting in it. That got the mold out of it, but it still had that earthy mold smell back there until i traded it in.
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Remember, baking soda is just an odor absorber. You have to get rid of the mold and mildew at the source completely.
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I'm thinking if I were faced with that, I'd rent a rug doctor with stair attachments and go at everything in there. Clean the hard surfaces with vinegar and steam clean the soft surfaces. Leave it open to dry from now on.

Any time you're going to be leaving it parked for more than a few days, I'd leave the windows cracked or put some containers of damp rid or baking soda in it..
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I am glad I live in a semi arid environment. lol ouchies
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I've seen this with hardtops but never in a soft top cause they tend to breath better.

Been a long, damp but not really cold winter down here, and being garaged thru all that contributed lots.

Yuck, i'm thinkin you might get it out/off of the easily accessable stuff, but you got lots more inside dash and HVAC...

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WOW, that's like Jeeps without people. It could be on the discovery channel
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Distilled vinegar. Vinegar can kill 82% of mold species. It also has the advantages of being natural and safe. Vinegar is non-toxic and doesn't give off dangerous fumes like bleach does.

More expensive but less vinegary options would be tea tree oil or grapefruit extract.
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Good luck on the clean up. Simple Green is a good cleaner.
I second this. Simple green makes the Navy go round, not sure with mold though. Anyway good luck man.
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I second this. Simple green makes the Navy go round, not sure with mold though. Anyway good luck man.
Haha I learned of simple green when I was with the Seabees.
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Haha I learned of simple green when I was with the Seabees.
Hell all we had before I retired was orange bug juice and greenie pads.
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There is a Product called Consan Triple action 20 that should do the job, and it doesn't have any odor. It kills mold, mildew, and algae I think.
I used it in my attic after a hurricane to kill some mold and it worked well. Look for it in nurseries or garden centers.
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Hell all we had before I retired was orange bug juice and greenie pads.
You cleaned brass with the same stuff the gave you to drink with your meal.
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Distilled vinegar. Vinegar can kill 82% of mold species. It also has the advantages of being natural and safe. Vinegar is non-toxic and doesn't give off dangerous fumes like bleach does.

More expensive but less vinegary options would be tea tree oil or grapefruit extract.
Trouble with vinegar is until that smell goes away your friends start calling you "pickles"
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Hell all we had before I retired was orange bug juice and greenie pads.
Greenie weenies !! sweepers sweepers or s*%t just use never dull
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The vents pop out... the ducts are gonna be more of a challenge. Carpet machine will clean the seats, and elbow grease will clean all the rest. Then............ park it in the sun topless for a couple of days.... Nature will do the rest.
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Thanks Girl,

We were very busy today. Jeep is gutted for now with fans blowing on the seats in the garage. Found a Mold/Mildew cleaner and killer and it made short order of the mess. Time will tell. I kinda like the carpet being out. Once the seats are dry and clean, I will prob drive it a few days with no carpet and see how I like it.

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