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post #1 of 16 Old 09-11-2007, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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front carpet removal?

do i need to look at it more cause it looks like i need to take the seats out to get the front carpet out. anyonbe do it?

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I haven't done it but many mfg's use the seats as carpet locater/hold downs. I'd imagine it would just plain be easier with the seats out. So why are you pulling the carpet?
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need to dry it out, i guess last nite we had a huge down pour and i had the soft top windows out and when i oped the door water came out. i took the rear carpets out at the start of summer but never botherd with the fronts. im gonna break out the shop vac and start getting the water out

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Seems like that would be a lot easier. The shop vac then pulling the doors. That way the carpet will hold shape.

Good luck and let us know how it dries out.
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well i vacumed it about 5 times and water is still coming up, at least its not a puddle anymore, jusy very damp

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well i vacumed it about 5 times and water is still coming up, at least its not a puddle anymore, jusy very damp
One time I got water in a vehicle, I shopped Vac most then I carried my Dehumidifier out with the ext cord & piut it inside(ran for a long time). Works great, and ya I know, the neighbor's thought I looked like Harley & Bubba, but it worked. Did this for my basement carpet a few times.
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Yeah, I woke up about 5:30 this morning to the sound of rain outside. I had the option of 45 minutes of more sleep or going out to put the windows on.....I went back to bed. It wasn't that bad this morning but by the time I got outta work, I had the same puddle problem up front. Figured I'd just get home and pull the drain plugs like I've always done in the past (getting my interior soaked is a right of passage for me it seems). Anyway, I go to pull up the carpet and was rather annoyed to see that they made it a pain to get at them. Ended up dumping two bucks in quarters at the local car wash and got most of it up. A bottle of Febreeze'll do the rest. Oh, if you want a nice little surprise, open the tailgate up and check out where the jack's stored. There should be a nice little wading pool waiting back there if you got soaked like me .
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well i had to take it out, it was starting to smell. it wasent to hard but i had to cut about 1" in a spot , i could have taken the seat out but i figured ill prob be taking the carpets out alot. let them sit out in the sun for 2 days and there all dry now

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I can't say I've ever had my carpet soaked just yet, but has anyone tried hair drying it after hitting it with a powerful shop vac a few times? That coupled with some febreeze would see pretty sufficient. Maybe not?

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I can't say I've ever had my carpet soaked just yet, but has anyone tried hair drying it after hitting it with a powerful shop vac a few times? That coupled with some febreeze would see pretty sufficient. Maybe not?

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the carpet itself dries/vacumes up ok its the really thick padding in the center of it that really holds the water in

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Carpet replacement?

On that note, that was one of the things I was looking at... I'd like to rip out the carpet perm and just have rubber mats everywhere. Any companies make nice fitting one that won't slide around?

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im not sure but i think the factory rubber ones fit pertty good. im prob gonna end up getting the inside of the tub lined (rhino,herculiner or some do it yourself kind) and keep the carpets out all the time

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water on the floor

I`m amazed at how much water this jeep will hold.I`m still cleaning up from the last storm.I need to know if theres a "trick"to the soft top/windshield?I can`t hear my radio for the wind whistle and water drips in.The manual doesn`t show this joint,nor the cute postcard they sent.HELP!
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well i had to take it out, it was starting to smell. it wasent to hard but i had to cut about 1" in a spot , i could have taken the seat out but i figured ill prob be taking the carpets out alot. let them sit out in the sun for 2 days and there all dry now
I have taken mine out and I also had to make about 1" cut on both sides under the seats to get it out. The carpet does a very good job of holding its shape, provided you don't smash it, and it will go back in almost as easy as it came out. Mine got soaked the first day I had the top off so I just pulled the carpet out for the summer and then put it back in once I knew the top was going to stay on for the winter.

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That's good to know Doug! And I like your summer/winter suggestion. I think I just had a "well duh" moment.

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