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Old 01-07-2005, 12:34 AM   #1
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How do you guys deal with moisture?

Being winter and all, i am having problems with moisture in my car!

I do my best to clean off my shoes when i enter but of course you cant get it all, as a result my carpets are soaking wet. today when i got in my car really smelt bad, a milldue smell.... i've tried a de-ionizer but have found that that was the problem when my battery was draining and i dont want to buy another one.... another problem that i am having is that i am getting frost build-up on the inside of my car, which is a bigger pain!

So how do you guys deal with moisture?
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:45 AM   #2
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you could have a rusted floor pan, fire wall or rocker pannels.. and mosture is getting up and in through there
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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its january and i still havent put in my winter mats yet....damn im lazy
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:49 PM   #4
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its january and i still havent put in my winter mats yet....damn im lazy

Don't feel bad I just took out my battery from my car....It's been in storage since Nov...And I just did it....had to add water


For moisture what about baking soda??? Just leave a box in your car when you park it over night???
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:00 PM   #5
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I keep my sunroof in tilt mode all winter. having that vent prevents ice from building on the interior windows when I park the car... allows the interior to cool down quicker to meet with the external temperature instead of having water droplets in the air turning into ice/frost. That's how I deal with moisture.

As for water on your carpets... I'd get a good carpet cleaner and coin op vaccuum and do the interior thoroughly and let it dry with the heater set at floor level... then put my winter mats down to prevent this from happening in the future.

Make sure to buy a good carpet de-odorizer.. (similar to baking soda).. but don't sprinkle it on / vaccuum it off till the carpet is dry.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #6
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^^^ thanks justin, every so ofter i leave it in tilt (you mentioned it in another thread a while back...) but sometimes i am scared that it will snow/rain during the night, if the car is parcked on a flat surface, do i have to worry about snow/rain getting inside the cabin?

as for the de-odorizer, i'll give it a shot in a day or two... thanks again...
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