Removing Mold from the Interior of a Classic Car

Posted by Steve White on Feb 13, 2013

Restoring an old car that has not been properly maintained can be difficult and time-consuming. One of the problems that you may face is getting rid of mold in the interior of the car. When you are removing mold, you have to exercise extra care to make sure that you do not damage the interior fabrics or other surfaces. This means that you should not use bleach, ammonia, or other chemicals with abrasive properties. Below are instructions on how to remove mold from the interior of a classic car:

• Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to vacuum the car’s interior. This kind of vacuum cleaner can remove mold spores without causing damage to the interior.

• Next, use a damp sponge and a mild detergent to wipe away any remaining mold. Just a small amount of soap will get the job done.

• If there are still mold stains remaining, spray them with a solution of three parts warm water and one part white vinegar. Vinegar is an excellent cleaning agent, and it can get rid of the musty odor from the mold.

• Gently brush mold off fabrics with a scrub brush, and use a scrubbing sponge to remove mold from hard surfaces.

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