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Old 02-05-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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I recently bought an SSE that has been smoked in. Both my wife and I are non-smokers, so ití* kind of annoying. The car was really clean when I got it, [think the previous owner had it detailed] but the smell seems to still be there. Iíve tried "Fabreeze" which seemed to help, but not entirely. Any suggestions?

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try that Glade sprinkley stuff that is used on carpets and then vaccuum it
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Try an air freshner/odor eliminator called Ozium. It'* the best thing i've found to date. At first it leaves a weird chemical smell but that smell goes away fairly quickly and takes any odor with it.
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any brand of those odor eliminators, the kind that has chemicals in a tub, that soak in the smel..those work great
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Go to bed bath and beyond or an equivalent store, pick up "refresh-a-car." It'* a mesh bag filled with volcanic rock. It aborbs odors like sponges do water. When it seems to be losing it'* punch, stick it out in the sun for a few hours and it recharges.

Great stuff. I keep one under the seat of my car, and never have odor problems.



More info: http://www.enviro-dynamics.net/

Also might wanna try Lysol'* "Neutra Air." It'* an air "sanitizer." Absorbs odors. I use it at work when people come in my office and smoke. They leave, I spray the stuff, smoke odor is gone within minutes!
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wow, might be something to keep in the trunk for that mustyness smell...intresting
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wow, might be something to keep in the trunk for that mustyness smell...intresting
check for water first! thats the only reason my car smelled
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My antennae leaks water into my trunk, so I put tape around it hehe... Left a gross smell in the trunk..
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Go to bed bath and beyond or an equivalent store, pick up "refresh-a-car." It'* a mesh bag filled with volcanic rock. It aborbs odors like sponges do water. When it seems to be losing it'* punch, stick it out in the sun for a few hours and it recharges.

Great stuff. I keep one under the seat of my car, and never have odor problems.



More info: http://www.enviro-dynamics.net/

Also might wanna try Lysol'* "Neutra Air." It'* an air "sanitizer." Absorbs odors. I use it at work when people come in my office and smoke. They leave, I spray the stuff, smoke odor is gone within minutes!
they sell simular stuff at home depot and I use it in my basement
but now that you mention it for a car I might try it.
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Putting dryer sheets under the seats and in the trunk help too...but the volcano rock and the sprays are a longer lasting solution.
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