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Dennis Blewett
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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject: Leak: Water in trunk Reply with quote

I've read that supposedly the issue could be a taillight. I'll look into it. As of a couple of hours ago, I found a bunch of water where the spare would be in the trunk. The bottom of the carpet was wet. I had to take a large shop vacuum to it all and soak up the water.

I don't know how long the water has been there, but I'm assuming no more than three weeks. Is it still possible to save the carpet that was on the bottom?

If I can't save it, any suggestions for a replacement? I saw a video on YouTube with someone spraying the trunk with Truck Bed Liner spray. That didn't seem like such a bad idea. I have some carpet installation experience, but I think a can of spray would be super easy. Also, I don't feel like installing a nice looking rug in the trunk a beat-up car.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya that will most likely be your tail light gaskets that carpet can be salvaged from pretty far gone ive done it a few times. the gaskets should be about 20$ iirc but idk for sure.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remove the "carpet" and let it dry in the sun for a few days. Maybe clean it with soapy water first. The sunlight will also help kill any odor causing bacteria that may have been enjoying your swimming pool.
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