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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/1/2002 7:05:43 PM EST
I bought a used car last year and after owning for about month I realized that it reaked of smoke smell. Obviously the previous owner smoked in it. I was wondering what the best way to get rid of the stench is. I am tired of trying to mask it with air fresheners.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:06:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:21:02 PM EST
Try fabreeze. If that doesn't work, check with an auto detailer - they should have something they use to get smells out of cars (although if it's too bad the solution will be to replace all the seats and fabric...)
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:25:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:29:57 PM EST
I once read that if you took a hair dryer to the upholstrey, the heat will nuetralize the smoke smell. Beats me if it actually works but its worth a try. Keving67
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:33:34 PM EST
I doubt the hairdryer works. In arizona, the car gets to be 160 degrees and only makes it worse.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:34:13 PM EST
Throw a bar of Dial or Irish Spring under the front seat.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:37:43 PM EST
Something I heard recently, on some radio, home improvement talk show was an, Ozone Generator. To rid houses/rooms of odors. You have to seal off the area, and of course not enter while during the process, and of course air completely afterwards (shouldn't be a big deal, since it's a car). It was stated that these could be rented at place's like Lowe's or Home Depot
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