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Old January 23rd, 2018, 08:37 PM
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moldy, musty smell

Been trying to get rid of this stank for a few weeks....I think its coming from the headliner...the PO cut the roof and put a sunroof there and it looks as though it leaked...so I pulled it down a bit and have been spraying diluted bleach with water behind and on the headliner....seems to be making a dent but the smell is still there. Had the seats steamed cleaned...dont know what else to look at.
Any tips??
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 09:43 PM
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Mold in SoCal? Should be able to solve that. And I'm sure you're correct about it being the headliner. Always the case in my PNW Classics. Just pull it out completely to air it out/clean it. Pita, but doable in under an hour.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 10:25 PM
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MicroBAN Spray. We use it in the hospitals. And of course, lay it out in the SUN, not in the shade. Id go as far as to leave it out in the sun for a good 2 weeks. Fungi are nasty.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 10:34 PM
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these things work wonders..youd be amazed how much moisture they will pull out of the interior of your truck.

https://www.amazon.com/DampRid-Moist...sture+absorber
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This is also known as “East Coast Rental Car Smell”

+1 on Microban.

You could put a dehumindifier in car with all openings sealed to get out moisture.
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You could put a dehumindifier in car with all openings sealed to get out moisture.
You gotta admit that has humor, Defender- seal all openings......
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