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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 01, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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I brought some Clay Kitty litter to place under the car to absorb any humidity that might come up from the concrete in my heated garage(As some have recomended)..My question is what do I do with the Kitty Litter...Do I place it on trays and slide them under the car...Or do I just spread it out on the bare concrete floor under the car???

Also does this Kitty Litter thing really help..Thanks

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 01, 05:43 PM
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Is this like Snipe hunting?
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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David..I don't get it???..What exactly do you mean snipe Hunting???

Do you mean Snipe as in the bird

Or as the verb intransitive sniped

To shoot at an exposed individuals from concealed advantage..(Like from behind a keyboard)

Or in the form of a snide remark (Somewhat like your post to my question )
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 08:38 AM
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since when is cat litter cheaper than speedy- dri, must be the deodrant smell.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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On another post it was recomended the use of cat litter to absorb humidity under the car during storage...The question I am asking is whether it should be placed directly on the ground or on pans under the car...Thanks

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 09:51 AM
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Why use cat litter? It will attract & retain moisture from the air, exactly what you dont't want. The stuff stays wet forever. Most people here park the car on a sheet of plastic or use indoor/outdoor carpeting.
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If you can afford to, I recommend using an epoxy product. See your local paint dealer. one note though, the drying time is usually stated as 3-4 days but either use a heater or allow a week as they are optimistic about the drying time. If you don't let it cure good it may stick to your tires. Good luck!

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Don't over do the epoxy floor paint. Very slippery when wet.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys..I really appreciate the info....I have to rule out the paint Idea..Since the car has already been set up for storage and don't want to do it all over again..Never thought about the Cat litter actualy attracting moisture and causing problems that way...Have to re-think this cat litter Idea...Thanks again

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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 04:34 PM
 
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something going to absorb moisture especially on concrete its either the catlitter/stay-dry or your car. ive always heard having natural wood walls and floors are the best place to store cars because the wood absorbs the moisture. not sure how painting the floor would help? if no other option use the litter in pans around/under car change it or put it in the sun and dry it out periodicly.
BTW- have you thought about a dehumidifier.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 06:18 PM
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The kitty litter would work in much the same way as an industrial desicate. It will attract and hold moisture so to be effective you would have to replace it regularly and dry the used in a separate location. In my view a good location to place it would be right inside each tire.
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It kinda sounded like someone was putting you on!
The Recreational Vehicle places sell desicant kits.
One thing that really helps is heat, which you have, and air circulation.
My buddy has a garage where the floor would get wet in the winter. He started leaving the garage door open a crack and opened the window on the opposite side a little. The floor stays dry now. Just that little air movement was a big difference.

The other thing is if there is any way you can leave your car out where it can dry before bringing it inside the garage.
I think the moisture you bring in is what you should try to reduce.
If you had moisture on the cement floor, I could see how spreading kitty litter on the floor would draw it up and expose it to the air for drying.
The worst place to leave a car is in a car trailer with any kind of leaky roof.
I had a new enclosed trailer and it had a small roof leak which caused a sauna like effect when the water evaporated during the sunny day, but condensed on the cold metal parts of the car at night.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 01, 09:43 AM
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i used kitty litter for years and it never got wet and i never had to replace it duing the winter. i put 4 pans about 3 to4 inches deep in the canter of the car from bumper to bumper. if you have heat with no humidifier the furnuce will make it dry as hell.
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i used kitty litter for years and it never got wet and i never had to replace it duing the winter. i put 4 pans about 3 to4 inches deep in the canter of the car from bumper to bumper. if you have heat with no humidifier the furnuce will make it dry as hell. i never used clay, just the cheepest stuff i could find
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