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06-26-2011 07:31 PM
Mikekaz1
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Originally Posted by MTrucker182
Now does anyone keep their drain plugs out all the time or just take them out when they get water in there?
I do both :P I'll leave them out for a while. Then one day I'll say hey I'll put the plugs in. And then a week or two after I'll et water or dirt or somethig in it and I'll wash it out an pull the plugs and they will stay out for another couple of weeks till I repeat the process
06-26-2011 07:29 PM
MTrucker182 Now does anyone keep their drain plugs out all the time or just take them out when they get water in there?
06-26-2011 06:13 PM
Denalisdad I'm just curious, has anyone ever tried putting a dehumidifier inside a wet jeep parked in a garage? (after removing plugs, etc..) I've used these many times in houses after having a plumbing leak and I've found that they do a great job. Haven't tried this on my jeep so far. 'Course the day ain't over yet! LOL
06-26-2011 06:12 PM
juramico Make sure evry thing dries out totally to avoid smells and rust down the road. It probably happens to a lot of new Wrangler rookies..Not a big deal.
06-26-2011 02:57 PM
Mikekaz1 I went the bed liner way to seal all of the inside cab. And ditched the carpets
06-26-2011 01:34 PM
Uranus shop vac, leaf blower, fan, sun, done.
06-26-2011 01:27 PM
Boom Stick My jeep has gotten rained in a few times but I have always towel dried it after. At what point do we have to start worrying about the interior rusting out? Id rather not be so worried about it.
06-26-2011 12:56 PM
MTrucker182 Thanks everyone as soon as it gets decent out there I'll get to it.
06-26-2011 12:19 PM
JeepmanTJ Everyone has pretty much said it all on how to dry it out just depends on how much work you want to do. I just left the top down at work on a very hot day here in DFW and it was all dry by the end of the day. It happend to me two weeks ago. I had the top on but not the side windows. My forecasting was a little off that night.
06-26-2011 11:43 AM
JDsDream I got caught in a monsoon a week ago Saturday. The water completely filled the floor wells front and back. When I finally made it home, I pulled the drain plugs to get out the deep water and then used a shop-vac. Left it sitting open in the sun for a few days and he dried out pretty well.
06-26-2011 11:24 AM
kjeeper10 The carpet or whatever it is, is pretty mold resistant. But I take them out every spring and power wash them, vacuum out most the water and hang dry. Drys rather quickly.

And yes... Febreze works great
06-26-2011 10:49 AM
TnDz TJ Febreeze works wonders for smells. I have used it on damp carpet and seats with a heavy coat and let dry....
06-26-2011 10:40 AM
Griffmeister
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Originally Posted by MTrucker182 View Post
Any tips on getting the smell out?
pull carpet, throw away.

Maybe a little simple green, and a few beers.
06-26-2011 10:34 AM
MTrucker182 Any tips on getting the smell out?
06-26-2011 10:28 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by 06GoldenEagle
the smell is harder to get out than the water
True, not bad after it drys though.

God, I can't count how many times I left the top down, woke up in the middle of the night and it's raining (hard). Just said "f-it" rolled back over and went back to sleep
06-26-2011 10:27 AM
techflork did the same. garage warms up fast and stays warm, nice environment for drying imo (assuming you keep the door shut
06-26-2011 10:24 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Now you got that out of the way.
Well put
06-26-2011 10:24 AM
06GoldenEagle the smell is harder to get out than the water
06-26-2011 10:12 AM
BLK00TJ It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Now you got that out of the way.
06-26-2011 10:07 AM
kjeeper10 Half a day in the sun it will dry TRUST ME, it happens to all of us
06-26-2011 09:45 AM
ellman605
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Originally Posted by MTrucker182 View Post
So I got my first wrangler about two months ago and love the hell out of it. But yesterday I decided to take the doors off and put the top down. Long story short I woke up this morning to it steadily raining and had to rush out there and pull it in the garage. So what I'm asking is, is there a good way to dry it out quickly. I have neoprene seat covers on it and plan on taking those off. I know there are drain plugs under the carpet but I'm not sure about where they are and the easiest way about doing that. Thanks to all that reply.
Drain plugs are directly under the carpet. Just lift it up and pop em out. Theyre the only rubber things under the carpet.
06-26-2011 09:35 AM
06GoldenEagle repeat failure but on a sunny day and lift all the rugs if you still have them in. takes a while to dry out, i did the same thing only a few weeks ago
06-26-2011 08:53 AM
MTrucker182
New TJ owner and I left it out in the rain with the top down

So I got my first wrangler about two months ago and love the hell out of it. But yesterday I decided to take the doors off and put the top down. Long story short I woke up this morning to it steadily raining and had to rush out there and pull it in the garage. So what I'm asking is, is there a good way to dry it out quickly. I have neoprene seat covers on it and plan on taking those off. I know there are drain plugs under the carpet but I'm not sure about where they are and the easiest way about doing that. Thanks to all that reply.

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