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Automobile leather help - 09-25-2019, 12:52 PM

Took cover off my Jensen healey parked in garage to show guest and the leather seats, steering wheel cover and dash had like a thin film of mold.
What should I use to remove mold and treat to keep from returning.
  
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09-25-2019, 01:57 PM

Before any is done talk to a professional. How bad is the mold. Does it wipe off. I would be concerned with breathing mold. It’s bad stuff.





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Took cover off my Jensen healey parked in garage to show guest and the leather seats, steering wheel cover and dash had like a thin film of mold.
What should I use to remove mold and treat to keep from returning.
How long has it been in there? Is it a car or are you cultivating mushrooms. If you value your car, take it to a top notch detailer, Did I say top notch? Seriously how long has it been in humid storage?


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09-25-2019, 03:24 PM

Read this article about car mold.

https://www.carbibles.com/remove-mold-from-car/

Get the windows and doors open in the sunlight for a few hours.




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In my garage - 09-25-2019, 08:40 PM

I have a 24 by 40 building 16 ft by 24 fr walled off for my cue building, other end I park cars. It was in there about 2 months with a car cover, i guess that's what kept the humidity in it, it's just a thin layer of some funky looking stuff on all the leather.
Did a search and many places said to scrub it with a 50 50 mix of rubbing alchohol and water and then dry it real good.
  
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09-25-2019, 09:31 PM

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I have a 24 by 40 building 16 ft by 24 fr walled off for my cue building, other end I park cars. It was in there about 2 months with a car cover, i guess that's what kept the humidity in it, it's just a thin layer of some funky looking stuff on all the leather.
Did a search and many places said to scrub it with a 50 50 mix of rubbing alchohol and water and then dry it real good.
A saddle maker recommends 50/50 white vinegar spyaryed on and left in sunlight to kill the mold and spores it grows from. Then wipe clean and apply leather conditioner. Alcohol may not penetrate to kill the spores if just wiped over it. Plus alcohol leaches out the oils in the leather possibly drying it. The big question is, are you using a quality breathable car cover or a cheap one that traps moisture? If not, I would change car covers. If it is supposed to be a breathable one, contact the mfgr about it.


  
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