So a year ago now I spilled an entire venti Starbucks mocha latte all over my driver's seat and driver-side floor carpeting. I must have spent 3 days trying to clean that mess up by rinsing with water and soaking it up with paper towels and a shop vac.
Even after all that, the residual stale coffee and sour milk odor continues to haunt my truck and gives it that "old car" stink. I would guess all from that one incident, as I almost never eat or allow food in my truck and I'm ultra anal about keeping it clean.
Can anyone suggest strategies to get the stink out? I do NOT want to use artificial deodorizers like sprays or hanging air fresheners, or even shampoos with perfumes or scents. I don't want it to smell like a flower, I just want it to smell neutral.
Thoughts? Should I remove my driver side seat and give it a thorough cleaning from the inside out? Should I rent a carpet steamer for the floor carpets? Or would all that be futile at this point?