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Unread 10-14-2002, 09:14 PM   #1
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Moldy smell in cab. HELP

I know I know, clean clean. I was just wondering with what??? I have had an 84 CJ7 for 2 years and I cannot get rid of this darn smell. I have done a lot of cleaning and it keeps coming back. What has anybody found to get rid of that smell well? (not intentional rhyme there)

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Unread 10-14-2002, 09:45 PM   #2
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Do you have carpet? floorliner of anykind? if you do the smell is coming from those and as far as i know there is no way to get rid of the smell...if it seems to just smell that way even though you dont have any carpet, mine did for a long time till my girlfriend said it stunk too much for her to ride in it. I got rid of it by using a garden feeder hose attachment, you know the thing you fill with fertilizer and spray. i filled mine with bleach and sprayed the inside of my jeep out and let it sit. i had to let it air out the entire next day to get rid of the bleach smell but the following day the mold smell was gone.
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Unread 10-15-2002, 05:57 AM   #3
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I just stripped my CJ down to the frame. But lemme tell you, when I took out that carpet, I was gagging the entire time. I couldn't believe how awful it smelled. I would imagine that is your culprit.
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Unread 10-15-2002, 06:23 AM   #4
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Ozone, its any smells worst enemy and high concentrations it will actually kill mold.

If you call some large detail companies they may have auto ozonation machines, the big catch is most of ones used for auto use do not produce enough ozone to actually kill off mold.

Mold will thrive in dark spaces, vent ducts and more and continue to come back. Several companies sell small machines that circulate continously in your auto to remove unwanted smells. These machines probablt sell for $100 or so. I sell them myself but this machine will do nothing but more or less remove the odor circulating, it will not prevent it from coming back. The mold must be killed in order to stop the smell from returning.

Living Air systems, Eco Quest and many others sell machines that produce ozone in concentrations to litterally turn the enviroment they are sealed in into a gaseous bleach, killing mold, bacteria, pollens and more. The machines sell for $450 to $600. The one I sell goes for $500.

Another thing is maybe find a restoration company in your area or a Dry Cleaners. Lots of these companies have ozone machines they use in fire or water damaged houses or clothes. If its not in use Im sure they may ozonate your vehicle for a few bucks.

Just an idea
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just a thought but mabey washing your feet and not wearing sandels might help ?????



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Unread 10-15-2002, 11:33 AM   #6
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just a thought but mabey washing your feet and not wearing sandels might help ?????



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try color safe bleach...it shouldn't damage your carpet but will kill mold....try it under the seat first thought....not responsible for your carpet man...just an idea!!!!
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While I agree that you gotta clean and DRY everything on the inside of your Jeep also try this:

I too, have some slight smelly issues, and did not bother pulling the carpet until the tub swap (maybe in two weeks yeah). I this stuff, I think it's lava rocks or something in a nylon mesh bag. It fits under the seat (hung from the bottom), and really helps with the smell. Best think is, like an ozone cleaning, it removes (actually traps) the smell, and does not just try to mask it. I think Home Improvements sells it for basements and closets.
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Carpet

why not just take out the carpet and leave it out? When I took out mine, it really stunk. There was no possible way it was from me because I had just bought it the day before, gross.
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Unread 10-17-2002, 07:31 PM   #9
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While I agree that you gotta clean and DRY everything on the inside of your Jeep also try this:

I too, have some slight smelly issues, and did not bother pulling the carpet until the tub swap (maybe in two weeks yeah). I this stuff, I think it's lava rocks or something in a nylon mesh bag. It fits under the seat (hung from the bottom), and really helps with the smell. Best think is, like an ozone cleaning, it removes (actually traps) the smell, and does not just try to mask it. I think Home Improvements sells it for basements and closets.
I believe the baggie of stuff you are refering to is charcoal .. also used in aquariums to filter out the bad stuff from the water.

I personally like "NilOder" .. great product .. works forever!
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