I was told by an auto dealer to put rotten apples in a car for a few days
and it would remove foul odors. He said they use them when a dead body had
been in a car, and it works. I am not kidding or trying to pull one over on
you. Try it! Report back to this group and tell if it worked for you.
how about a carpet steam cleaner.. also do the side and door linings..
you might also do the carpet in the trunk and the headlining..... i
smoke in my car and the trunk really has a nicotine odor and i never
smile in the trunk.......
Febreeze? If not, an auto parts store has spray on odor removers. When
someone threw up in my car (talk about smell) I took it to an auto detailer
for an inside cleaning. They took it right out. $25 from a turtlewax car
Febreeze is available at most markets. Works pretty good, but has a
lingering odor that will dissipate and then disappear in a few days.
Probably cheaper than renting an ozone generator. Unless you HAVE an ozone
put a tray of kitty litter under one of the seats
under the other seat put a tray of coffee, dry and fresh
also you might sprinkle a bunch over the carpets and leave the car
shut up for a day or at least overnight
leave the trays under the seats for a few days
or go to a hotel/motel/restaurant supply store
they sell a product that they use to remove the smoke smell
from non-smoking rooms
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 18:06:15 GMT, "John Keiser"
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 22:18:19 -0500, "Stormin Mormonn"
4. Clean the carpets with a steam cleaner.
Modify #2 to something meant for auto interior use and use lots of it.
Simple green is OK but has a smell of its own. Get into every crack
and crevice you can find, including up under the dash, under the
seats, etc. Get some commercial A/C cleaner and use that too in all
the vents and in the coil if you know how to get there.
Repeat step one every week for at least a year. Wait three weeks, do
the whole cleaning cycle again, wait three weeks, do it again. Leave
the windows open as much as possible. Do it again in six months.
Randy Calhoun wrote: "..... isn't a home repair topic ... "
OK. But it is typical type of question that practical minded,
home repairing/family car owning style folks like to get advice
about. Thanks to all who posted ideas.
As usual I learnt some new ideas; rather than shutting my mind
and calling someone names! Terry.
PS. Picked up someone walking home from work today, as a favour.
First thing he did when he got in was pull out a pack of
cigarettes. Neither my son (24) or myself (70) or anyone else in
our immediate family smoke. Told him to put them away until I
dropped him off some ten minutes later!
On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 13:25:14 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Not true. I quit smoking in *my* car because I couldn't stand the
smell. There may be residual odor now that I'm insensitive to, but
after a period of no new smoke and frequent open windows, I don't
notice anything offensive. I also cleaned the plastic and glass areas,
scrubbed the ashtray and put baking soda in it.
No-smoking time will probably get rid of the odor, but many tend to be
'princess & the pea' about cigarette smoke, so maybe a professional
cleaning will satisfy the sensitive nose.
a used car salesman i know suggested a small container of coffee
grounds under the driver's seat, and a couple of dryer sheets (like
for static/smell) under the passenger seat. leave under for about a
week and *almost all* of the smell will be gone. they do this with
all cars that come in that have been smoked in and say it works
My wife keeps dryer sheets in the car (one in each door, and one in
the trunk) just to freshen up things a bit....
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