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Left the truck outside Ms Houtex' son's house in Lafayette tonight - was clear as a bell out. After the Halloween kiddies stopped, we went inside. Came out about an hour and a half later and it was pouring down rain. Their friends Sebring convertible was parked behind me. BOTH with the TOPS DOWN. Dried it out as best we could under the hotel's porte a cachere - we'll see in the morning.
 

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houtex,

This happened to me once in my 67 Corvette and I bought two of these (see below) and let it do its job naturally for about two days. - NO DAMAGE COULD BE NOTICED! But you have to start it as soon as possible before mold or mildew starts forming.
 

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Check your center console to see that it doesn't have water in it too....

(Now how would I know to look in there :jester ?)
 

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Like they said

Vacum it out as best you can and towel dry it too. If it were me I'd pull both seats,and the console so I could remove the carpet to hang over a couple of saw horses over night to dry thouroughly.

May take two days, but could save alot of hassle later. I used to do this for the dealerships as a water leak specialist. A little arm and hammer baking soda spread under the carpet helps too. Stops any mold or mildew from residual moister that might not have come out.
 

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Here at the dealership, we have people come in and wash and dry the new vehicles. Sometimes, they see mine and wash it, even though they aren't supposed to. Last week, they were washing. My roof was down. I moved my SSR further away from them, so they would leave it alone. Soon, people were calling me because they were washing it, with the top down. They did pretty good actually. They didn't get any water inside. I've only been caught in the rain a couple times. I got the roof back up before the inside got very wet.
 

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houtex said:
Left the truck outside Ms Houtex' son's house in Lafayette tonight - was clear as a bell out. After the Halloween kiddies stopped, we went inside. Came out about an hour and a half later and it was pouring down rain. Their friends Sebring convertible was parked behind me. BOTH with the TOPS DOWN. Dried it out as best we could under the hotel's porte a cachere - we'll see in the morning.

On another thread, Honda was said to have "rain sensing devices" that would turn on the wipers.

Why not devices to put the top up?
 

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JJL said:
On another thread, Honda was said to have "rain sensing devices" that would turn on the wipers.

Why not devices to put the top up?
I just completed a brochure for an Eco House that has a Satellite monitored yard sprinkler system that monitors weather and precipitation reports for your area and turns the sprinklers on and off accordingly.....Technology is a beautiful thing....I’m all for an automatic top :thumbs :flag
 

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I had never actually thought of doing this!

Sadly in UK the idea of actually leaving the top down is sort of new to me. We dont have seasons - we have weather. The main difference being that you can get any three seasons all in the same day!!

Apart from that I live near the sea - so Seagulls get a free target. Bad enough cleaning the paintwork but I would hate to have to try cleaning seagull crap out of my SSR seats and carpet.

As the top only takes a blink of an eye to put up then it isnt a worry.
 

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weather channel? AM radio?

Turn off the CD's and listen to the weather report once in a while? How can an adult not know rain is coming nowadays?
 

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but he/she is always wrong

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Turn off the CD's and listen to the weather report once in a while? How can an adult not know rain is coming nowadays?

at least around here. Heck, I've even seen it raining or snowing outside my shop 1/2 hour before they announced it was supposed to start snowing anytime :confused . Go figure.

Maybe they aught to put in a window at the weather station. :lol :lol
 

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Some cars have rain sensor winshield wipers and there are aftermarket companies that tie this in with the top. I have seen it talked about on the bmw M3 forums. Doesn't sound like it woul be too hard to do this set up on our ssr. Would need a rainsensor tho and could prob mount it on the inside of the windshield under the mirror.
 

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Houtex, did you get it all dried out?
Pretty much got most of that night under the hotel portico. Didn't seem to be any smell, etc.

Drove home through some of the Rita damage on Pecan Island and Forked Island - wow - lots of structural damage - saw three houses that started on the south side of the road and ended up on the north side - houses, not trailers.
 
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