(This is somewhat off-topic, but I have a lot of respect for
the knowledge contained in this newsgroup.)
About a pint of gasoline was spilled in the far back of my
station wagon. Odor remains a week later, although I've put
hundreds of miles on the car with all windows, including the
rear window, open. Any suggestions for getting rid of the
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Place a fan on the spot where the gasoline was spilled. Sunshine will
help. You can try shampooing the carpet--you can buy aerosol shampoo
cans in the auto supply. Fabreeze might help too.
On Fri, 27 May 2005 18:10:55 -0700, "CWLee"
Close it up with arm and hammer for a while and that should do it.
I like another posters "Febreeze" approach also. But you gotta close
it up at night. ARM and HAMMER
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I've found the smoke from a handfull of burning hay will remove all
kinds of odors, even skunk. If you are creative enough you could make a
tiny safe smoky fire inside the vehicle. Maybe burning a small candle
in a water filled pan and feeding hay into the flame.
Have you tried burning incense?
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No, and thanks for the idea - both incense and burning hay.
Being a city boy, in a big city, I wonder how far I'd have
to go into the country find a place where I could buy a
handful of hay. :-)
I posted this to 2 other groups, and the best solution so
far is a household cleaning product called Fabrese or
Febrese or something very similar. I bought a small spray
container of it and have sprayed the area 3 times and the
smell is decreasing. Of course that might have happened
anyway, and at the same rate, but I'm glad it is going away.
Thanks again for your assistance.
I spilled 5 gallons in the back of my SUV. I removed the carpet and
washed it good several times and it still smelled strong. I bought a
couple of boxes of carpet cleaner (scented baking soda) and put
under/on top the carpet, left it for a week or so, vacuumed it all out,
and the smell was gone.
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