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Smell in Seats

 
flyindawg
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Posted: 09/11/08 07:38 PM

I just got a set of seats for my truck and they have a moldie smell to them. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the smell before I install them?  
Old School Truck Guy
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big-gm-tech
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Posted: 09/12/08 07:19 PM

hey guy, you might think I'm crazy but if they are a cloth seats and don't have heating elements or electric items in them. Take the seat tracks off and you can wash them with a pressure washer and set them in the sun to dry. I have done this before and it has worked for me.

thanks
Lee  

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flyindawg
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Posted: 09/13/08 10:09 AM

Would I still do this if they are vinyl seats?  
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big-gm-tech
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Posted: 09/14/08 03:40 PM

the main thing is to make sure that when you wash them it is a hot day and put them outside a couple of days after that also, because they are vinyl and they don't breath as well as cloth!   Laugh

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Lee  

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55Guy
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Posted: 09/15/08 08:19 AM

If they're vinyl, you want to remove the seat covers, and wipe them down with lysol to kill the mold that's causing the smell. I'd also give the now exposed seat foam a good spray of lysol also to kill all possible mold and mildew that could be growing. Leave everything out in the sun for a ocuple of days to dry and kill off any other mold particles, then put back together and reinstall.  

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flyindawg
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Posted: 09/27/08 02:44 PM

Thanks for the help. Sprayed them off the other day with the Lysol stuff and they are in the drying process.  
Old School Truck Guy
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mpayne
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Posted: 10/01/08 11:40 AM

Let us know if it worked for you flyindawg.  

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flyindawg
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Posted: 10/04/08 07:35 AM

Everything worked and the smell is gone. I am looking for a weekend to put them in now. Thanks for the help.  
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big-gm-tech
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Posted: 10/04/08 03:09 PM

hey guy, if you ever need anything just ask.

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Lee  

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