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Old 11-10-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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Interior full of mold after applying Gtechniq Leather

I applied about 3-4 months ago Gtechnig Leather on the leather seats (The seats havent been cleaned)

Not after 3months (The car sits in garage with a few others) the interior, leather, caprets are full of mold

Any tips on how i can remove it from the whole interior and how to prevent it from mold again?

The windows are opened a little bit

Is a normal apc sufficient with wet vac or special cleaner and tools?
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:00 PM   #2
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To remove the mold APC then Autosmart Bio BRISK

To prevent mold, you can make some home made damp traps with Silica crystals, cheapest way to buy them is silica cat litter

https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-si...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Fill some trays like a paint roller tray with a decent amount and put in the foot wells etc

and you can also get some hanging damp traps
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Thanks for the info.

So normal cleaning with apc the leather and then spray on bio brisk on the leather?

On the plastics just wipe it down with a damp microfiber and some apc and spray on biobrisk?

The interior like carpekts clean with a microfiber and apc and vacuum it or how should i proceed?
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Thanks for the info.

So normal cleaning with apc the leather and then spray on bio brisk on the leather?

On the plastics just wipe it down with a damp microfiber and some apc and spray on biobrisk?

The interior like carpekts clean with a microfiber and apc and vacuum it or how should i proceed?
Bio Brisk is intended for fabrics, you should use an extractor or wet vac to remove the spores, wiping the fabric and carpet simply wont be good enough, then once that's done spray BIO BRISK on all fabrics, it has active enzymes so you will need to leave it damp over nigh then use an extractor or wet vac again to remove the residue.

YOu can wipe down the plastics with APC no bio needed

Carpets and Fabics

1) vacuum
2) clean with wet vac or carpet extractor using APC
3) spray BIO BRisk on all carpets and fabric leave over night for the biological enzymes to do their thing.
4)clean with wet vac or carpet extractor using a carpet shampoo
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The only downside to Bio Brisk is that your car ends up smelling like an old people's home. Wish it had a nicer scent.
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The only downside to Bio Brisk is that your car ends up smelling like an old people's home. Wish it had a nicer scent.
One of the reasons I recommended a second wetvac / extraction
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After removing the mold buy a couple of the moisture trap units that are advertised on tv pop one in each foot well and keep the windows SHUT, empty the units when needed and repeat. An open window will only allow more damp air in hence keeping the windows shut.
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I've used this anti-bacterial cleaner from Raceglaze to good effect on mold that was appearing on the inside of the hood of my car when it was not used for a while.

http://www.raceglaze.co.uk/car-care-...erial-cleaner/

Seems to kill off the spores ok and doesn't leave any unpleasant smells behind.

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Oil of Clove; a few drops mixed with water in a spray bottle & spray a very fine mist onto fabric and allow to dry.

Used it for years when mold appears, on velour interiors, seatbelt fabric and carpets and without issues; you have to clean away the mold first

However, only ever used it on leather once, on a leather steering wheel and the gaitors, the solution still worked and stopped the mold reoccurring but I had to dry the steering wheel with kitchen towel.

I was advised, I should of used white vinegar on the leather.

I still have the car, its been in my garage for 5 years and the mold has never reoccurred.

Try the Oil of Clove/water solution on an inconspicuous area of leather first, for peace of mind.
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