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Greg
17-11-08, 03:41 PM
Went on a trip to Lederdeng and Wombat State Forrest on sunday and had a minor altercation with a deep puddle. As a result I'm after some tips on stopping my carpet from going mouldy and how to dry out the interior around the foot well area.

At the moment i have raised the wet areas of the carpet and removed the fiberous underlay, hopefully this will allow the carpet to dry quickly.

A mate mentioned putting vinegar in there or possibly some carpet cleaning solution, any other ideas?

Here it is at the moment:

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff184/Greg_BT/17112008374.jpg

Cheers,
Greg

CeeJay
17-11-08, 03:54 PM
Vinegar is OK at odour control, as is charcoal. A dish of both will help with absorbing odour, but won't do anything for mold. Suggest using Exit-Mould (bathroom cleaner) or similar when you put the carpets back down.

Greg
17-11-08, 04:02 PM
Cheers! I'll probably give it a good spray with whatever we have in the laundry cupboard and will go and buy some exit mould and use that too.

bakerboy
17-11-08, 04:15 PM
rip out the carpet and spray on some non slip paint?

Greg
17-11-08, 04:44 PM
Was thinking the Rhino ute liner stuff. May wait till i really do some damage, but I think it will happen eventually.

m1s3ry
17-11-08, 05:30 PM
Hehe the same thing happened top me once, now the carpet lives in the garage with all the other parts i don't need ;)

Greg
17-11-08, 07:10 PM
What do you have in there? I was thinking rubber mats or the spray on stuff, is there anything for them that works quite well as i'm guessing its going to get pretty filthy pretty often. The other thing is i noticed that there is some form of fladding on the firewall, what did you put there?

m1s3ry
17-11-08, 09:03 PM
All i've put in is those sand grabber rubber mats. The ones with the high walls around the edges. I think the padding is still in there, maybe leave it there to stop heat from the engine bay.

If you really want to clean it properly, pull it right out and hose/shampoo it on the back lawn.

Greg
17-11-08, 09:19 PM
Cheers Steele!

If I had a back lawn and time to strip the interior then i'd take it right out and hose it or just leave it out.

The other option is to spray the inside with the rubber stuff that they use in utes but I guess you need to sand the whole lot first and that would be painful with all the bumps, nooks and crannies on the interior of the paj. Maybe one day...

m1s3ry
18-11-08, 04:35 PM
I only meant back lawn so that you don't have anyone having a go at you doing out the front :)

Greg
18-11-08, 06:04 PM
Hehehe ok. I'm in a townhouse with no yard at all so either way.....

Mad Mac
18-11-08, 09:20 PM
Cheers Steele!

If I had a back lawn and time to strip the interior then i'd take it right out and hose it or just leave it out.

The other option is to spray the inside with the rubber stuff that they use in utes but I guess you need to sand the whole lot first and that would be painful with all the bumps, nooks and crannies on the interior of the paj. Maybe one day...


I would really recommend leaving the carpet in, nothing looks worse than a car without carpet.

Even if its not your DD, carpet is a must.


I also remember reading somewhere, that your meant to put kitty litter on the carpet, and it absorbs all the moisture. Thats what i'm trying next time it happens to me.


Shane

Greg
18-11-08, 11:18 PM
Hmmm Kitty litter you say....should work. I checked before and its drying nicely so maybe another day or two nd it should be fine to put back down. If i ripped the carpet i'd get some form of spray on rubber lining to take its place, it'd still look neat but be washable for when it gets dirty.

Rexy
19-11-08, 12:21 AM
Greg - when you play in puddles sometimes you get wet:D

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m108/rexy4x4/Paj%20trips/th_WombatLerderderg16-11-8018.jpg (http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m108/rexy4x4/Paj%20trips/?action=view&current=WombatLerderderg16-11-8018.flv)

Rexy
19-11-08, 12:29 AM
That was the easy bit :)

This is where the puddle struck back

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m108/rexy4x4/Paj%20trips/th_WombatLerderderg16-11-8015.jpg (http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m108/rexy4x4/Paj%20trips/?action=view&current=WombatLerderderg16-11-8015.flv)