Interior MOLD

General Discussion

  1. FU64RY

    FU64RY Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    1170
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Location:
    York Pa.
    Local Time:
    11:54 PM
    Just noticed yesterday that my cars in the insulated not heated pole building interiors are getting mold on them.
    What's been best for removal without any side effects?
    F-N monsoon season all last year.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • dadsbee

      dadsbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      1,826
      Likes Received:
      3111
      Joined:
      Jan 29, 2018
      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Local Time:
      11:54 PM
      Spray lysol into the car. Had the same issue when my cars were in the marine can. Seats covered in mould. Lysol killed it and they wiped down okay.
       
      Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 3
      • funknut

        funknut Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        632
        Likes Received:
        665
        Joined:
        Jul 29, 2015
        Location:
        Cincinnati, OH
        Local Time:
        10:54 PM
        Distilled white vinegar is great at getting mold out. Mix it up pretty strong like 4 parts vinegar to 1 part water. Spray and let soak then wipe off. Don't use bleach or ammonia based products. Most big box stores will have enzymatic mold and mildew removers, but vinegar is extremely effective.

        Even if you're not sensitive to mold I still strongly recommend wearing a mask and eye protection.

        Dealing with surface mold on seats and most interior surfaces is pretty straightforward, but carpet can be a much bigger challenge as it can get deep in to the backing, especially if it's damp in the footwells, plus it can be really hard to see if you got it all.

        Good luck.
         
        • Like Like x 3
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
        • Agree Agree x 2
        • BeatersRus

          BeatersRus Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          1,550
          Likes Received:
          1527
          Joined:
          May 31, 2015
          Location:
          western ny on the hill
          Local Time:
          11:54 PM
          what do you guys use for getting rid of the mouse droppings smell in cars?
          one of my cars has a beautiful interior but smells horribly.
           
        • VANDAN

          VANDAN FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          582
          Likes Received:
          638
          Joined:
          May 27, 2011
          Location:
          Western NY
          Local Time:
          11:54 PM
          Have you tried placing desiccant packs, or trays of it, in the cars to absorb the extra moisture in the air we have up north ? I usually put a few trays down on the floors when I store the cars, and it seems to work well.
           
          • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
          • funknut

            funknut Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            632
            Likes Received:
            665
            Joined:
            Jul 29, 2015
            Location:
            Cincinnati, OH
            Local Time:
            10:54 PM
            Another thought that might help. I have a detached garage that's neither insulated nor heated. I haven't had mold problems yet but in the spring when it moves from cold and dry to damp I would get a lot of condensation on metal parts and they would get some surface rust. What has worked well for me is to just run a small fan to keep the air moving. Last spring I added a small dehumidifier and basically switch it on when it's damp and warm enough that the condenser won't freeze up. It made a huge difference keeping the moisture off the car.

            I bought a cheap $40 unit and run it with a hose attached so I don't have to drain the reservoir.
             
            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • dadsbee

              dadsbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              1,826
              Likes Received:
              3111
              Joined:
              Jan 29, 2018
              Location:
              Ontario, Canada
              Local Time:
              11:54 PM
              I've been told you need an "ozone generator" to get that smell out. I need to do same in my bird from unpleasant guests (man that doesn't sound right... ). Going to see if any local rentals have one for rent.
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • frank w

                frank w Member

                Messages:
                10
                Likes Received:
                5
                Joined:
                Apr 4, 2018
                Location:
                PA
                Local Time:
                11:54 PM
                Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
                • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
                • Like Like x 1
                • Agree Agree x 1
                • 69a100

                  69a100 Well-Known Member

                  Messages:
                  5,769
                  Likes Received:
                  7368
                  Joined:
                  Aug 22, 2012
                  Location:
                  The Real World
                  Local Time:
                  8:54 PM
                • dadsbee

                  dadsbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  1,826
                  Likes Received:
                  3111
                  Joined:
                  Jan 29, 2018
                  Location:
                  Ontario, Canada
                  Local Time:
                  11:54 PM
                  Thanks, just bought one on Ebay for $93US all in to my door. Amazon.ca didn't have any showing so I went Ebay.
                   
                  • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                  • Richard Cranium

                    Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                    Messages:
                    21,232
                    Likes Received:
                    43494
                    Joined:
                    Feb 20, 2012
                    Local Time:
                    10:54 PM





                    Remind me to never to go for rides in you guy's cars.


                    200w.gif
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                    • Agree Agree x 1
                    • Stanton

                      Stanton FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                      Messages:
                      1,258
                      Likes Received:
                      1014
                      Joined:
                      Aug 8, 2012
                      Location:
                      ON
                      Local Time:
                      11:54 PM
                      Its not the droppings that smell its the piss !! Good luck !!
                       
                      • Agree Agree x 1
                      • Stanton

                        Stanton FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                        Messages:
                        1,258
                        Likes Received:
                        1014
                        Joined:
                        Aug 8, 2012
                        Location:
                        ON
                        Local Time:
                        11:54 PM
                        For mold I washed everything with ammonia in water. Problem is the mold forms EVERYWHERE, not just on the surface, so it will be in the seat jute underpadding, etc.. Wear a mask and blow everything out with compressed air on a nice warm dry day - outdoors. Wash all the surfaces with the ammonia. Start storing your cars in drier environments!
                         
                        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                        • DeltaV

                          DeltaV FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                          Messages:
                          6,176
                          Likes Received:
                          9597
                          Joined:
                          Jul 11, 2015
                          Location:
                          Coastal Georgia
                          Local Time:
                          11:54 PM
                          (1) ozone generator as mentioned above by others.
                          (2) a disinfectant used for flood cars sold at auctions. Check around by Googling.
                          (3) DampRid to keep down the humidity. It is available in fragrance free too.
                          fd5d99a2-afb1-4f2f-b4f0-1590b1fe9abe_1.f53738ab77bf12a8eef339608390fe0b.jpeg
                           
                          • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                          • Agree Agree x 1
                          • Stanton

                            Stanton FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                            Messages:
                            1,258
                            Likes Received:
                            1014
                            Joined:
                            Aug 8, 2012
                            Location:
                            ON
                            Local Time:
                            11:54 PM
                            If all you want is a "hi capacity moisture absorber", buy a 20 pound bag of rock salt, put it in a plastic bin and put it in the car - at a fraction of the cost of that stuff. Seriously, rock salt is an amazing de-humidifier.
                             
                            • Thanks! Thanks! x 3
                            • BeatersRus

                              BeatersRus Well-Known Member

                              Messages:
                              1,550
                              Likes Received:
                              1527
                              Joined:
                              May 31, 2015
                              Location:
                              western ny on the hill
                              Local Time:
                              11:54 PM
                              hey how do you think we feel?
                              beautiful car,runs great,only problem is you need an oxygen mask to drive it....

                              lol,ty for the helpful answers,
                              and yes it is the mouse piss and im about ready to gut the car and have it sandblasted industrially.
                              i dont know how else to decontaminate the car.
                              kinda relates to the mold problem,because the stuff is everywheres.
                               
                            • dadsbee

                              dadsbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                              Messages:
                              1,826
                              Likes Received:
                              3111
                              Joined:
                              Jan 29, 2018
                              Location:
                              Ontario, Canada
                              Local Time:
                              11:54 PM
                              Want to THANK @frank w for pointing out this ozone generator!!! Best $90US I've spent to date. My Superbird has stunk so bad from mice that my wife hated riding in it for the past 29 years. I put the unit in the car, set the time for 2 hours and plugged it in. I sat in it again this morning and there is ZERO smell in the car. I still need to pull the heater box and clean it out.. where the buggers lived.. but the smell is GONE!

                              beerestoration2019 1889.JPG Ozonegenerator 004.JPG
                               
                              Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 11:19 PM
                              • Like Like x 4
                              • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                              • khryslerkid

                                khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                                Messages:
                                15,958
                                Likes Received:
                                21109
                                Joined:
                                Mar 10, 2010
                                Location:
                                Hanover, Pennslyvania
                                Local Time:
                                11:54 PM
                                I heard that spearmint extract will keep mice away. I haven't even seen one here but I did have lots of spiders in the shop every fall. I bought some, mixed it in a spray bottle with water and sprayed it around the shop doors and edges. The spearmint smell disappeared in a day or two but I haven't seen one spider or web all winter!
                                 
                                • Like Like x 1
                                • MoparLeo

                                  MoparLeo NRA PATRON LEVEL LIFE MEMBER

                                  Messages:
                                  443
                                  Likes Received:
                                  300
                                  Joined:
                                  Nov 24, 2015
                                  Location:
                                  Moreno Valley, So California
                                  Local Time:
                                  8:54 PM
                                  Do not breathe Amonia . Poisonous Vinegar is the stuff. Should remove the interior items an start cleaning from the floorpan/firewall surfaces first. Jute that has absorbed urine ( ammonia smell) will need to be replaced. This is a health hazard not just smelly.
                                   
                                  • Agree Agree x 1
                                  • PP1RT

                                    PP1RT Well-Known Member

                                    Messages:
                                    2,337
                                    Likes Received:
                                    2927
                                    Joined:
                                    Jun 26, 2015
                                    Location:
                                    IA
                                    Local Time:
                                    10:54 PM
                                    In my farm semi i use carpet fresh with baking soda. Spread it everywhere and leave it sit several days then vacuum. Re-treat it a few times then hit it with febreeze. Wipe the hard surfaces down with windex. Made my truck much nicer to drive. Now i do the carpet fresh one time each year just to freshen things up. Fuckin mice!!
                                     
                                  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.