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Do Nova interior's smell moldy after they sit in the Blackberrie's for too many year's? :p I know Chevelle's do, thought I'd get this forum off on the light side. Interiors can be so drab,, don't you think?
 

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Well, my 70 SS was parked for awhile and a mouse died in the headliner. whew! that was nasty. little bugger even chewed a hole first, hope the vinyl choked him. ;)
 

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when i got my nova it smelled like eucalyptus mint. the previous owner sprayed it everywhere and left me the bottle. now everytime i smell that smell from those aromatherapy candles, it does anything but make me relax. it makes me wanna get out and get wrenchin' and get floorin' it! wheee!


yeah and ym friend's nova had a heater core leak. he had a carpet, and it leake in the middle of the summer while he was out in the navy. he came back and the interior smelled like horsie poop.
 

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Ya if they are stored for a while they will pick up that moldy smell. I have not yet found anything that removes that smell completely except replacing the interior.:(

And speaking of mice....when I pulled out my carpeting, no holes in it or anything there was a dead mouse UNDER IT. I could not figure out he it got there as there ws not a single sign as to how it was done...tricky buggers:)
 

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I have not yet found anything that removes that smell completely except replacing the interior.:(
Try Febreeze in a Spray bottle. My El Camino's previous owner was apparently a chain smoker (I don't smoke). The interior smelled like an ashtray. I bought a big bottle of Febreeze and kept it in the car. Everytime I got out of the car, i sprayed the upholstery, carpet, headliner, etc. By the time the bottle was done, the car was nice again.:)


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Not really for mold, but one thing that works good for smells is leaving dryer sheets in various areas of the car. Put a few in the front, a few in the back. Works pretty good!
 

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DANNO said:
Try Febreeze in a Spray bottle. My El Camino's previous owner was apparently a chain smoker (I don't smoke). The interior smelled like an ashtray. I bought a big bottle of Febreeze and kept it in the car. Everytime I got out of the car, i sprayed the upholstery, carpet, headliner, etc. By the time the bottle was done, the car was nice again.:)


Dan (squirt, squirt, squirt)
I just might have to give that a try but mold/dead mouse/mouse pee smells are funny. They are the energizer bunnies of odors and they just keep going and going and going........:( ;)
 

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I had to clean out an old '35 DeSoto that had been stored in an unheated garage for years, and it had it's share of mold and mildew. We trashed the rugs and slip-on seat covers, and sprayed the remaining panels, headliner, and seats with a household bleach solution, and wiped all the metal surfaces down with the same solution, and eliminated the mold and mildew growth. Problem is, now it smells like a swimmimg pool! I cut up two or three bars of "Irish Spring" soap and distributed throughout the interior, and, after a few months, it had that "clean" smell instead of the foul oders. Other than new carpet and seat slip covers, this was a car that was not going to get an interior restoration, so I had to find the easiest, most inexpensive way of eliminating the musty, moldy smell, and turn off the "Mouse Motel" sign.
 

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Make sure you pull all the glue traps out of the car!!!!!!!!!!

My 69 ( former star of the back line at Sigafoo's Junk Yard in Berwick Penn.) had its share of mousecrap and mold.........time to change the sheets!!!!!!!!! Wheew!!!
 

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NIGHTSHADE said:
If your having problems with mold, I would think that some weatherstripping is in need of replacement.

I would definitely start checking it out before the mold problem turns into a rust problem.
I have personally only seen it develop in cars kept in long term unheated storage (read that stored for years at a time) or as Jeff said in cars with leaks...mine was the long term storage type issue:)
 

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71metbu said:
Do Nova interior's smell moldy after they sit in the Blackberrie's for too many year's? :p I know Chevelle's do,
Well, I have a Chevelle and a Nova... actually two Novas... so I guess I'm qualified to make the comparison. :D I pulled the 69 Nova from the bone yard with the only interior item missing being the instrument cluster. And yes, it smelled as bad as the Chevelle! Worse actually. The 68 Nova, however, smelled like cat crap- it didn't have an interior, but for some reason, some cats thought it was a litter box. I guess I saved her from a miserable retirement. :p
 
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