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Old 09-08-2003, 03:56 PM
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soaked carpet in camaro

God is there anywhere this car doesnt leak water???(72camaro) this a.m. there was a lake in my back seat area. i wet-vaced it out and have a drop lighj on it. am i still going to have my floor rust out or not? DO I HAVE TO pull out my bucket seat and pull air out the carpet.

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Old 09-08-2003, 10:05 PM
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I would.
I just had to do a vans carpet and since the carpet was rubber backed the padding never dried out. Found out the floor was leaking water in from the seat holes and from the roof stoplight. the last owner didn't put the stoplight gasket back in correctly.

While you have the carpet out it would give you a great chance to find the holes and patch them.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:58 AM
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If you ain't driving it then I would pull the seats, pull the carpet, shampoo it while it is out, throw it over the fence to dry. While it is out, clean the floor real good, roll up the windows, get inside and have a buddy take a garden hose without the nozzle and go all around the windows to see where it is leaking. Chances are it is leaking in thru a pinhole at the rear window (which you may want to look at from the trunk if you can trust him to let you back out) or the drain holes at the side windows (where they run out thru the rockers) are plugged and letting the water run in thru the side panel at the bottom.It will take awhile to find the leak but well worth the time vs. a rusted out floor.

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my 70 Camaro leaked at the upper roof trim above the door's window, i just used silicone and ran a bead into it, never leaked again, now for the carpet you can either clean it up and do some patch work if needed or just replace it.

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Old 09-09-2003, 01:05 PM
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i did all that last year. new carpet, no holes or rust under it to speak of. it leaked in thru the door weatherstripping. that side of the car was parked under the roof eve.. and it rained like hell i will have to rip out where its all glued. guess i gotta doit. CRAP
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:49 PM
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Bummer!! But Kevin45 is right (how's the shoulder healing Kevin?)
if you don't pull out the carpet and shampoo it, you will be sorry later and will have to do it all over again. Once the carpet has been wet, and it's resting against metal that's been wet, well, you get the picture. AANNNNDDDD it will STINK if you don't clean it.
Chuck spilled a cup of coffee with cream and sugar in it in our Mazda RX7 (we used it for racing at Gimli Speedway) and it stunk to high heaven, but once the carpet was shampooed smelled sweet as roses.

Have fun darlin'.

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