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Old 12-28-2003, 04:04 PM
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Mold and Mildew

The car's been sitting for about 5 months and there's been rain and snow cold weather etc. The rear windshield seal is bad and the rear carpets are cover with mold as well as the rear seatbelts. I pulled the drivers seatbelt out and found mold on there too. There is also some mold on the headliner too. This has never happened to me before so I really dont know what to do. I saw a commercial on tv for this steam cleaner and it intrigued me as a possible way to clean this up im not sure though. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Replaced positive battery terminal
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New Duralast Battery

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Old 12-28-2003, 10:12 PM
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Fix the leaks
Dry out interior
Baking soda on carpet/mildew
Fabreeze for autos
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:02 PM
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would the baking soda kill all the mildew and then i just vacum it all out? Im pretty sure the moisture came in through the rear windshield seal becuase its really concentrated in theback and there isnt any up front except on the druvers seatbelt.what should I use on the seatbelts and there are a couple spots on the headliner. Thanks
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W126 1983 300SD 286,000 miles and ticking
Baby blue exterior Grey MB tex
Recent work:
Replaced air cleaner mounting brackets and heat shields
Replaced alternator, fan and power steering belts
Replaced positive battery terminal
Replaced negative battery terminal and cord
New Duralast Battery

My car needs work.
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:59 PM
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Talking I asked a friend in Washington D.C. about your problem

Hello adiaw83
I asked a friend in the Rolls-Royce Owners Club who lives in Washington D.C. about your problem, here is his first response.

Ohh this person has parked the car someplace different than normal.
I had this happen once before...because of the trees I was parked near.
But once you get that problem...it is very hard to get rid of.
He's going to have to spray down the whole interior with a mildew disinfectant, and keep a couple boxes of baking soda open in the car, when parked for a while, and if possible keep the windows open a crack.
There is a good glass shop called Cherrydale Auto Glass on Lee Highway here outside DC.
So I will look them up and forward to you.

here is his second response.

Yes: Have him call: Best Auto Glass, they do mobile installations, and the
other place does not. But he will have to have a new gasket, if that model takes it...then there is the issue of the rust around the windshield.
The number is 703-339-2266 As for M.B. repair places there are quite a number of them here in D.C. Some of them come recommended by the MB club, and others not.
Let me know....if you need their names.

Note: post if you need their names.

I hope this helps you enjoy your car.
Happy motoring.
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:42 AM
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Thanks a lot for that info and I did have the car parked by trees. I'll give the auto glass place a call.
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W126 1983 300SD 286,000 miles and ticking
Baby blue exterior Grey MB tex
Recent work:
Replaced air cleaner mounting brackets and heat shields
Replaced alternator, fan and power steering belts
Replaced positive battery terminal
Replaced negative battery terminal and cord
New Duralast Battery

My car needs work.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:56 PM
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Bump

for another Washington D.C. customer
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