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Mildew smell

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blake2035, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    blake2035

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    Hey everyone, I need a little advice to help get rid of a mildew smell in my truck. I had a cooler leak pretty much all the way through my back passgenger seat. I put a fan on it to dry it as much as I possibly could but now there is a mildew smell in the car coming from that area. Do you all have any advice or suggestions on how to get rid of the smell permanently, what products have you all used for this, what steps should I take, etc. Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    Burgman

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    id say get one of those upholstery cleaners the ones that shoot soapy water into the fabric and sucks it out
     
  3. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    Mildew smell is a chronic problem, especially in humid areas. The best, and usually the only way to totally remove mildew spores is to use TSP or bleach. But this may discolor your fabric.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    smallcandle

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    You may have to take the back seat out and put fans on it from both sides to get it completely dry. It would be difficult to get enough air flow behind the seat while its in your cab, and you don't want to let mold start growing in there.
     
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