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Old 02-20-2016, 10:16 PM   #26
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do you guys know where I can get my car steam cleaned???
I need some place where they will do a thorough job in cleaning out mold.

I don't want buy a new car

ill be keeping a moisture absorber in all my cars from now on...
moisture absorber was not enough for me. i bought like 4 of those things and even in a small cabin like the mr2, it slowed down condensation, but it didn't get rid of it.

i added a small fan that was plugged in 24/7 with the absorbers and it helped.

parking it facing the sun is still 100x better.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:18 PM   #27
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I drive classic cars, I'm not introducing salts into their environments if at all possible. Having said that, I have used them for very short periods and haven't seen any issues...I'm just not comfortable tossing them into a classic all winter and hoping it comes out okay on the other-side. One of those "haven't tested it, not going to risk it" cases where I could simply be ignorant to their safety.

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I've been using calcium chloride in all my cars for years (including 60's and 70's vehicles) with no adverse effects. I've even used them in projects with bare metal floors. Once the crystals have dissolved, the moisture in the bowl doesn't evaporate - it actually continues to absorb moisture - so it's not like you're letting salt air float around in the cabin. However, once I notice the crystals are dissolved and the bowl is full of liquid, I just clean it out and refill.

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:30 PM   #30
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OH wow. that's. wow. okay, maybe i'm not the one to give advice anymore. that's well beyond what i had to deal with.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:33 PM   #31
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Lol, that's like kill it with fire territory. The air freshener is a nice touch though.
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Except that's an Audi. OP said it was in an Acura...
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:54 AM   #33
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well hopefully op is not talking about that severity...
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My S-class has similar mold problem during raining season, the steering wheel and dash will go almost the same as the first pic...need to take it to the steam cleaning shop.

Putting dehumidifier box might help a bit, if it has mold on the steering wheel, it will probably have it everywhere, like trunk and engine bay. A cheap dehumidifier is around $150, if you have a garage, then it's a good investment.

In 90% humidity days, my dehumidifier can suck 8L of water in 4hrs, pretty crazy.
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ill post some pics later. its not as bad as the audi.
compare to the audi, mine is minor.

can anybody recommend a place where i can get my car steam cleaned? i really hope to revive the interior, price is not an issue, assuming it shouldn't cost THAT much.
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Ive got a bit of mold in my beater civic. Mostly on the steering wheel i think, didnt really inspect it.

That pic is just crazy, mold has taken over your car, yikes!
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Which is why I have moisture absorbers in all my cars. Not only that but it also keeps you from having to defog your windows.
whats a moisture absorber? is this the baking soda in fridge concept?
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is Show room auto spa any good?
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If you're getting it cleaned, don't just clean it cosmetically, be sure to have the dash removed an all the HVAC internals cleaned out as well.
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Just a thought. If a car is going to sit around for the winter, how about buying a bag of kitty litter, dispense it into a whole bunch of food takeout plastic containers and leaving them on every flat surface there is?
I've got a Yaris and a Silverado CC that sits around all winter. Last year I put a small heater in each vehicle and my electricity bill went through the roof, but no mold. I've been using the RV moisture absorbing crystals so far this year but still get condensation.
Going to get some kitty litter and try that.
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If you have real leather or any surface that is poris you are going to have a hard time. Above is a thread about mold removal from an old Mercedes. I've done a few but nothing that bad before.
Key things are mold cleaners. They actually make specific cleaner for interior of cars for this exact problem. I also used my steam cleaner A LOT to kill off the mold. It is VERY time consuming to properly rid it from the car and if its as bad as you say, its basically on ever surface of the car which means you need to treat every surface.

Without a steam cleaner I would not even bother trying to do such a job. I use a Dupray Hill Injection system but you can find far more reasonable home use ones.

If you can justify the $120 on a cheap unit that will do the job and great for around the home to, its well worth the while.
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I have the Tosca from Dupray and I love it. (really took the mold out). Less expensive than the Hill.
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I have the Tosca from Dupray and I love it. (really took the mold out). Less expensive than the Hill.
Its the only way to do this kind of work IMO. Steam works the best for this, especially on leathers and thing that can absorb the mold spores and return, the steam gets in there and kills them off so it does not return.
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Works rather well on surface issues. Harder plastics and stuff it does a fine job, but any fabric that had mold this wont work.
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The tosca sounds like a good idea! Im gonna do more research on it.

I contacted unique detailing and they recommended Full interior detail with vapor steam followed by chlorine dioxide. $275.

What do u guys think.
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DRI-Z-AIRŪ DEHUMIDIFIER - MOISTURE ABSORBER - MADE IN THE USA

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click on the link for pics of mould.
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