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Quick question, the vinyl interior in our cars...How well does it stand up to a bit of rain?
Some D-bag broke into my car a few days ago, took my wallet that I had in the cup holder with the cover over it. Guess he just felt like breaking into an RX-8 and digging around. Needless to say the wallet had only 10 dollars in and, and I'll have to get a new drivers license now. But the entire passenger side window is in small shard like pieces on my floorboard. Auto-Glass company couldn't come out to fix it til Monday
Anyway, when I just woke up, the weather decided to take that "10%" change to rain, I don't know how long it's been going, but I quickly ran out to my car and parked it under covered parking for now, hopefully I won't get in trouble with my aparment.
Fortunetly I had a folder of work paper in the seat, so only the front part of the seat with the ridged flares is a bit wet. The side vinyl got a little wet on the top and bottom, and of course the side of the seat was a bit wet. I could careless about the floorboard since it's got a mat covering it.
Am I going to be in some trouble here? My father told me I need to be careful and keep it under covered parking but I can't unless I want my car towed. He said if it got rained on the interior would start to mold and what not.
The car isn't very wet, the seats were damp, and I quickly grabbed a towel from in my trunk and began to dry as much as I could, everything is dry but the seats, they're still a bit damp, but now everything is being covered by the towel.
So think I'll be okay here? or will I walk out to my car later and there will be mushrooms and fungus all over it!
(Sorry for the long post to just ask a simple question, but I wanted you all to have the entire story, that and I love my car so it was easy for me to type it in my frustration, hope it's as easy to read for the rest of you =O)
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Takes a while for mold to form. As long as you dry it out, and drive it regularly with outside air circulation, it'll be OK. It's not like spilling a bucket of water on that old couch in a stagnant basement.
Get the broken window covered over so you don't get more rain in it before the glass is replaced. If you tape plastic over the opening, be careful not to damage the paint with tape.
2006 MT, Galaxy Gray
Fuel cap hook