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Old 05-15-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Is this cleanable?

Or should I be looking for a new backseat?

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Holy moisture. You should be looking for leaks or something too...because thats insane. That shouldn't happen with a dry interior.
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the nasty seat bottom I have is even better than that.

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Holy moisture. You should be looking for leaks or something too...because thats insane. That shouldn't happen with a dry interior.
Dry?

I've had a leaking problem since I got this car day 1.

Its wet everywhere. Thats why during the next few days I'm tearing the interior apart to fix leaks and such.

*adds new back seat to the list*

More crap I need that I don't have $$ or credit for.
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It gets worse,

MOLD on the carpeting after moving the visor I left on there, and on the visor itself.

Now I have to take the carpet out to clean it (was just gonna clean the out of it inside...)

Hope the underside isn't as bad mold wise. Just ran to the hardware store to get a star ratchet and some other junk.

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just wait til you see the carpet padding underneath. If you ever wondered why my car doesn't have carpet in it, it'* cause the padding under it was so moldy I threw it out. I had to bleach the whole floor under it (and the trunk too) and I have replace most of the cloth parts so far.
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I could ship the carpet I have....
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Maby Im wrong, but I say that is cleanable. I dont see no rips or scratches on the seat.
I would spray some alcohol to kill the bacteria. then some Tufstuff with water to get the dirt out, & some lether conditioner will leave the seat looking good as new.
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You need to drop the headliner and take a look at the drain tubes for the sunroof. i'll bet they came detached. Use a cheap gear clamp to clamp the hoses back onto the sunroof drain fittings. The water is coming in through the sunroof channels and draining into your headliner, then running down the pillars onto your floor. Front and back, by the sounds of things.

If you want to test it out, retract the sunroof and dump a cup of water in the channels and see if the water comes out by the front and rear fenders. Park the car on a slope to guide the water to the each end of the sunroof drains (2 on the front, 2 on the rear). If the water doesn't drain, it'* the drain tubes.
Once you re-connect them, do the water test again and bask in the glory of watching the water draining to the outside of the car, not the inside.

Tear the whole interior out and let the carpet dry out in the sun. I grabbed new underpadding from a carpet store (it was cheap!) when I had trouble, and put that down before installing the dried carpet. I have been rewarded with a dry, scent free car, and my passengers really dig how cushy the carpet feels

It seems like a pain in the butt, but you'll feel a lot better when it'* all said and done.

Good luck!

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