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Old 01-08-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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Smokers Revenge

My son purchased a Toyota that was a smokers for 80k. He believed the dealers comment that it would disapate over time. He learned a valuable lesson about car dealers and I'm trying to find the best way to remove the smoke smell you get when you first open the door. Any Ideas???
Thanks In Advance,
Tim
ps this Toyota has no cabin air filter (01Solara)
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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I hate that damn smell...interested to see what solutions are posted.
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I have tried baking soda/cedar chips etc anything to absorb it. My next step is the steam cleaner but I'm afraid to touch the hedliner..... He bought this car with Moms help and when I came home from work it was too late to burst his bubble... kids
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I had friends in High School that used Febreeze to "mask" the odor so their parents wouldn't find out. The biggest problem you run into IS the headliner. It is usually a very absorbant material and traps odors quite well.

You may want to contact a local detail shop and ask them what they recommend. It can be done, but it isn't going t be easy.

Best of Luck to you and yours (and your mission). Cheers!
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... purchased a Toyota that was a smokers for 80K. .... a way to remove the smoke smell.... Any Ideas???
Rent an “Ozone Generator” and run it for about an hour inside the truck and repeat a few more time if needed. Good bye smoke smell. Eat Steak!

PS. If you are in the Toronto area, I'll lend you one.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:42 AM   #6
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Rent an “Ozone Generator” ...
That is a new one to me. What is it? What does it do?
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What is it? What does it do?
Hope this helps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_generator
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That definitely explains what it does, which makes sense as the name suggests.

I wonder what other applications this would have and how effective it is...

Thanks for answer to my question!
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Rent an “Ozone Generator” and run it for about an hour inside the truck and repeat a few more time if needed. Good bye smoke smell. Eat Steak!
Here's a link to build your own: http://www.onlinepot.org/grow/ozone.htm

Note: I do not condone the use of the main page except for err, medical use.
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If you use the Ozone Generator, Make sure you run the vent in the cab to get all of the air circulated otherwise it will still be in the ducts.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:35 PM   #11
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My Dad used to soak a rag in paint thinner, wring it out. Then let dry and wrap in aluminum foil, leaving a little opening. Place it under the passenger seat.this makes really works, and beleive it or not it actually makes the interior smell like it did when it was brand new. I have a 13 year old Civic(sorry, not fond of Toyota cars) and have been doing it for years, Everyone always tells me how the interior smells like a new car. I also wiped most of the dash down with armor-all(light coat)
Just be careful with the paint thinner, Also heard that this is done at used car lots many times!!!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:17 AM   #12
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I have a 13 year old Civic(sorry, not fond of Toyota cars)
The older Civic's rule! I had 3 in the 90's, modified and all. They rock, a pleasure to drive and easy to work on.
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Yeah, everyone wants to buy it. I brought it back from Germany, had a few modifications done(car made in Canada). Hade a few European specs, changed over, Best car I ever owned, paid off since 2000.Still runs like a champ.Smokers Revenge-civic-ky8.jpg
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #14
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Here is another product to mask or neutralize cigarette smoke smell. Its called Ban-O. If you are unable to source it in the US for whatever reason, I will make a few containers (200ml) available to select TW members, free of charge. You pay for shipping in the US and arrange for pickup in Toronto, Canada. You are responsible for customs etc etc. 200 ml of concentrate will make 2 liters of masking agent when mixed with 10 parts of water. If interested, please PM me.

Follow this link for MSDS: http://www.ffgeneralsupply.com/msds/fullerbrush/j80.pdf
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The ionizer is about the only thing that will get rid of the smoker thing. We used it on my truck when I traded it in at the dealership. One main thing here that I will pass on to all of you who do use it...............after its run for a few hours, open the door and get away from the truck for a few minutes. If you stand by or go inside the truck after this has run, you will get one helluva head rush followed by a nice headache. Just let it air out by itself for a few minutes.
There is a warning on the ionizer about this.
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ozium works well....but also you can buy commercial grade smoke odor eliminator at home depot for 2 bucks
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