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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:38 pm    Post subject: Go Westy Rubber floor mat Owners? Can you answers this? Reply with quote

The rubber floor mat kit that I purchased from GW over a year ago, still smells
funky like it did out of the box? I have washed them with everything possible
but the rubber itself smells strange. It's not a totally unpleasant smell, just strange.
Has anyone else that has purchased these had the same results in terms of smelliness?

Were you able to change or get rid of the smell of the mats? What did you use
on them?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three sets in different vans.
No smells.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't comment specifically on the GW mats, but leaving them out on a couple hot sunny days should accelerate the off-gassing (that's what your smelling)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I threw in some ultra cheapy universal mats from Wal Mart a few weeks back - same thing. I left them outside in the sun and wind a few days and its much, much better. You may have had the smell off-gas from the mats into the carpets and seats!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's your van that smells.... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my set from Van-Cafe. They reeked when I first opened the box. After a week or two of sitting out, I finally installed them in the van... no obnoxious rubber odor (and I have sensitive sinuses).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a set from GoWesty about a year ago and eventually threw them away because I couldn't stand the incredibly strong chemical smell. I tried scrubbing them and airing them in the Sun but they were unbearable... Mine must have come from the same batch as yours. It was so intense a smell that it made me nauseous and I'm sure it killed most of my brain cells.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: stink Reply with quote

maybe its your feet bro.or something worse
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: stink Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
Maybe it's your van that smells.... Wink


Maybe it stinks in a way.................butt?

Haven't left them outside in the elements.
They went from box to the van in lightning speed
and have been in the van ever since.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: stink Reply with quote

bread geek wrote:
maybe its your feet bro.or something worse


What are you a double post monkey?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same mats...same vendor...got a good nose...no smell.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gaff rig wrote:
Same mats...same vendor...got a good nose...no smell.


Ditto, no problems with mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine were pretty smelly when I bought them.Its either gotten better, or I am just getting used to it. Weird smell.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stclair411 wrote:
Mine were pretty smelly when I bought them.Its either gotten better, or I am just getting used to it. Weird smell.


Ditto here. Bought from GW about 6 months ago and they were brutal when new. They still smell a bit, but I'm used to it. I think I'll try the time in the sun though........next July when it comes out. Laughing Gotta love Seattle.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine were a bit smelly at first, but seem fine now.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine stinks too - kinda sweet-chemical - tolerable but not pleasant.

I've done the both scrub/wash and sun treatments. Not much change. BUT the stink seems to be slowly subsiding over time.

BTW the mats came with my van.. wouldn't really recommend them to others, bothj due to the smell and due to the fact that they catch dirt, look dirty fast, and don't wipe up easily.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no smell Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine were smelly at first, especially on a hot day.
But it has diminished and I can barely smell them now

Buildyourown is right, they are offgassing or outgassing.

Set them outside for a few days to accelerate the process.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a had a full set of grey front & back and yeah they stunk like high hell for a long time...after two years , three kids , two spray downs of matts from spillage & normal usage no smell at all, gone...
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