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slippy 04-27-2008 02:18 PM

my jeep was soaked. HELP
my jeep was soaked really bad with the top down. i just blasted hot air, wiped everything down as best i could, and removed the back seat and the carpet. i removed the carpet becuase behind the 2 front seats i checked under the carpet and there were 2 small pools of water there, so i just decided to strip everything the best i could.

does the roll cage padding meldew easily? im having trouble taking it off. think they will dry ok attached?

do the seats meldew easily? i dried them the best i could but they are still moist on the suface, but you can feel the inside is wet, and i cant dry it...

the carpet is anywhere from spotless dry to some wet spots, i dried the best i could and there lying in my living room.

recomendations, or warnings?

this must be a right of passage....or maybe just a big F up :doh:

jjseel 04-27-2008 02:24 PM

I never noticed my rool cage padding have a problem with mildew...the underneath of the seats did after last Spring (one of the wettest on record, here) Lysol took care of the odor, no stains that I noticed. I usually just take the carpet out if it gets wet, and lay in on the floor in the garage, right where I park, where they lay between the tires, and don't take up any room. The only thing to really worry about are the electronics (ie; don't turn on the stereo when it is dripping...)

rthdtj 04-27-2008 03:37 PM

I would really only worry about the Dash stuff, its a in Florida your going to get wet, sure wet seats suck, but they seem to dry out pretty quick, pull the drain plugs in the front floor boards and call it good. Its a Jeep thing.....understand ? :D

Smeghead 04-27-2008 03:51 PM

Mine got soaked the other day, two inches of water in the front and back, unplug your drains, drain it out, close all the doors and windows and leave the heater on for 30 mins, itll be ok in a while no worries

Thats why i like having no electrics in the doors they are always the first thing to go

slippy 04-27-2008 06:04 PM

everything is settled down now. i was just really worried about ruining the uphoulstry with mildew. this is my first car that isnt a POS so even tho its a jeep, i still try to take care of it.

on a brighter note, while the carpet was off i cleaned the floor boards, and now i know how to take out the back seat and the carpet :flipoff:

George T. 04-27-2008 06:36 PM

Yea man. Dont worry about it. If anything, scotch gaurd the seats. Mine have been down poured on many a time and no mildew whatsoever. Just be sure to get the water from under the carpet and let that carpet dry out before you put it back in. Leaving it soaked will promote rust.

rthdtj 04-27-2008 07:41 PM

I guess I was a little casual with my earlier responce, sorry. I had the interior Rhino Lined when I bought the Jeep. So a little dirt & water doesn't bother me, because it's so easy to clean up.

Smeghead 04-27-2008 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by slippy (Post 223158)
this is my first car that isnt a POS even tho its a jeep:


richp 04-27-2008 08:48 PM

Try to find a couple of big heavy plastic bags, the size that will slip over the seat. One per seat for the front. Keep them stored somewhere, mine are under my front seat, folded up. Keeps you from getting wetazz.. I remember a few years ago driving a USMC M151 off an LST in a joint army/navy/USMC exercise and having the water almost up to my armpits, that sucked because my large alice pack with my clean dry bdu's flooded out in the trailer and it was 3 days before everything dried out, the straw and canvas seats being the last, I HATE wetazz.
I won't even go into the chiggers....:banghead:

soupy1957 04-28-2008 05:08 AM

Not for nothin, but.....just so's I don't rip up carpeting unnecessarily: Where exactly ARE the many of them are there.....are they just rubber stoppers that you pull out by hand, or do you need a special tool, what do they look like...educate me, ya'll!!


richp 04-28-2008 05:11 AM

They are just a round black plastic plug in the floor, screw driver to pry them up, how many depends on the year.

Pierce07 04-28-2008 06:21 AM

I hit a rut last thursday and where the truck opens was under water. had probably 2 or 3 inches of water in the jeep just let it drain out. I don't have the carpet i have something like rhino lining. But my electronics are fine just use common sense and don't do anything that doesn't seem smart (using wet electronics)

soupy1957 04-28-2008 12:34 PM

Richp: Ok, that's good for starters...any idea of their location and number on a 2008, 2-dr?


dj_chizzle 04-28-2008 01:23 PM

there ought to be 2 in the front and 2 in the rear, located underneath the carpeting in the foot wells.

good luck getting her dry. if it makes you feel better, this won't be the last time she gets wet :p

Skitzic 04-28-2008 01:58 PM

I've gotten mine soaked quite a few times in her short life. Never had any problems. The one time I got stuck in what can only be described as a monsoon with only the main part of the soft top up. Ended up with about 4 inches of water in the thing. Popped a few drain plugs, ripped out the carpet and seats, no problems. It's a jeep, they're made for this stuff.

soupy1957 04-28-2008 04:22 PM

dj_chizzle: are they centered on the floor, or offset in any particular direction? (My goal here, is to do as little tearing up of the floor as necessary, when having to remove them).

Do you access them from INSIDE the cab, or underneath?


world917 04-28-2008 09:34 PM

you would pull the out from inside the cab easily with your hands

world917 04-28-2008 09:35 PM

Getting the inside of your jeep is almost a right of passage...that is why im rhino lining mine. saves me some of the headache and makes it so it wont rust out

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