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  Reply # 1096069 26-Jul-2014 12:12
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TimA: Fe breeze seems to work for about 40 minutes :(
A mate of mine who is a mechanic reckons its the AC scent. 


it will take 3-4 days maybe longer. keep spraying it on 

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  Reply # 1096144 26-Jul-2014 14:35
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this reminds me of the seinfeld episode where a parking attendant bo'd jerry's car and he couldn't even give the car away.

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  Reply # 1096147 26-Jul-2014 14:42
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Sideface: Slightly off-topic:
In Europe, non-smokers' used cars (advertised as such) sell at a premium - as it is almost impossible to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from a car.


speaking as an ex car valet that statement is not true and I dealt with a lot of used Japanese cars which were absolutely saturated in nicotine but left our work looking and smelling like new inside and out (not over powering in floral smells though)

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  Reply # 1096426 27-Jul-2014 02:43
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Athlonite:
Sideface: Slightly off-topic:
In Europe, non-smokers' used cars (advertised as such) sell at a premium - as it is almost impossible to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from a car.


speaking as an ex car valet that statement is not true and I dealt with a lot of used Japanese cars which were absolutely saturated in nicotine but left our work looking and smelling like new inside and out (not over powering in floral smells though)


Smoking!... Yuk!

It's very, very hard to get the smell out of a vehicle that's been regularly smoked in.
Even then, someone with a sensitive nose (like my wife) will catch a whiff first thing on a damp morning...

Last year we detailed a couple of higher end vehicles that'd been heavily smoked in.

We removed the seats, carpet + underlay, sun visors + hood lining, sill & kickplate trims, seatbelts, door panels etc from the vehicles. Dismantled the dash and ventilation system. Cleaned & reno'ed everything. Reassembled the vehicles with replacement hood lining, visors, front seatbelts & carpet.

They still weren't non-smoker's vehicles, but you'd have to be a forensic investigator - or have my wife's sense of smell - to tell...

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  Reply # 1104543 8-Aug-2014 03:35
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Tim: how did you go with fixing this?

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  Reply # 1104691 8-Aug-2014 10:52
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Id say someone has sprayed deodoriser all over the seats in which case a wet vac without shampoo should help. Otherwise the someone may have put an air freshener in the AC system. If possible check the inlet piping inside the car and then try sticking the hose by the bottom of the windscreen as they may have poured something down the intake.

Theres some strange people out there that do all sorts to cars.

Worst case is get a dog and make the car smell like dog.


Good luck.



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  Reply # 1104738 8-Aug-2014 11:24
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eracode: Tim: how did you go with fixing this?


Urrr hard to say.
Febreze the car before i use it. Seems a bit better now. Left it open for a while. Baking soda was useless..
Seems to have gone, mum can get in the car now without dieing. I seem to be fine.
My friend will wet vac it on sunday!

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