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mold and mothball smell

I have a 1958 super 88 that has been stored for 20+ years. The interior smells like mothballs. Is there any way to get the smell out! I also found white mold on the back of the front seats,the headliner also has marks on it. I think it is more mold? They are a vinyl seats and the headliner seems to be the same type of material. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Any mold can be killed with Tilex, which has about a 5% bleach solution in it, or you can mix your own bleach solution 5% bleach and 95% water. As far as the mothball smell CLICK HERE If you want to try home remedies, you can try fresh ground coffee in bowls inside the car, charcoal briquets, oil dry, or clay kitty litter.
Prolonged airing out will eventually remove the smell also.
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thank you very much for the ideas
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Also in my personal experince Simple Green works well for the mold and the smell...I first clean it real good with simple green wipe it dry and auto febreeze it and that usally takes are of it.
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Carpet seems to hold the old smell more than other interior items.
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Also in my personal experince Simple Green works well for the mold and the smell...I first clean it real good with simple green wipe it dry and auto febreeze it and that usally takes are of it.
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I see this a lot on boat seats and boat covers. You are right, any good spray cleaner will get rid of the visible mold. The problem is that if you don't kill the mold spores it will just keep coming back. I use a cleaner like Simple Green or Fantastic, or Formula 409 with a scrub brush to clean it, and then spray it lightly with Tilex to kill the spores. Do NOT use Tilex on fabric, it can bleach the fabric out.
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