Any tips on getting the smell out of your Jeep after it gets rained in?
I have a 2007 JK and I left the top off overnight a few nights ago. I woke up at about 7:30 a.m. and it was pouring down rain. No idea how long it had been going on but, my cup holders were full of water.
Needless to say my Jeep stinks now. Any tips or tricks to get rid of the smell?
Few things can work.
1. Rent an ozone generator. Very effective. Be careful and let the Jeep completely air out afterwards. Can be dangerous so read up.
2. Dryer sheets placed throughout the Jeep
3. Bowl of laundry detergent under the seat for a few days
The best way to do it is to remove the carpet. Make sure the floor is dry. Let the carpets dry in the sun first and then clean with carpet cleaner. Some of the carpet pieces have foam pads underneath that need to have the water pressed out to get them dry which will never happen inside the Jeep.
2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
1997 Jeep Comanche - 4.7L Stroker, Lifted, "Restored", and soon to be supercharged.
Eventhough I'm a huge fan of do-it-yourself Jeep projects, cleaning isn't one of them. Don't get me wrong, spending a couple hours on washing and cleaning isn't bad, however a multi day project that involves special equipment, as in your case, I'll pass. Most good detail shops have this equipment and will have it good as new in a day or two. Pay them and avoid the headache. Just my $.02
eventhough i'm a huge fan of do-it-yourself jeep projects, cleaning isn't one of them. Don't get me wrong, spending a couple hours on washing and cleaning isn't bad, however a multi day project that involves special equipment, as in your case, i'll pass. Most good detail shops have this equipment and will have it good as new in a day or two. Pay them and avoid the headache. Just my $.02
Did the same thing to my jeep. Sprayed vinegar on every piece of seat and carpet fabric and then then it air out for a few days. Smell was gone. Coffee grounds also help to remove the vinegar smell after spraying.
just remove the carpet. done. I have a new carpet set still. I never put it back in. Was close to the first mod. Jeeps should not have carpet. On ours there are stickers on the front tunnel "warning hot" that you can only read with no carpet. Why the stickers? If the carpet comes factory with no delete? I wonder if Jk's are sold with out somewhere?
It's the carpet and padding that smells. Even if you clean it out completely and ****** it in Fabreeze every time it gets humid you will smell it...Speaking from personal experience my truck smelled like wet dog for about two years no matter what I tried until I did this:
Remove carpet and padding. THROW AWY THE OLD PADDING! Replace the padding and rent an extraction cleaner with a good deo rug cleaner for the carpet.
Or do what I did on my jeep. Remove carpet and padding throw both away and bedline the tub.