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Can't get rid of gas smell after spill

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bethes, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    bethes

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    I spilled 2 gallons of gas in the bed of my truck a couple days ago. Taken it to the car wash and scrubbed it down twice and the smell is less but still pretty awful. I have a camper shell on it so the gas smell just kinda stays there. I opened the side windows on my shell to air it out, seems like its helping. Any tips on how to make it go away faster?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Some kind of orange degreaser or maybe Dawn dishwashing detergent might work.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Harleyfx69

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    a match ?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Or you can try this?

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  5. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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  6. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Lol, i'd try the soap I mentioned earlier first.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    LOL what do you think I drive? A Ranger?

    I got to work, checked back in on my thread and.... Orange degreaser. LOL we keep citrus solvent by the 5-gallon bucket around work. That'll work.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    You could try Tide detergent like they used to clean the racetrack at Daytona after the Jet Dryer fire accident. It cleaned up the spilled jet fuel pretty well. Don't know how it did with the smell though.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    If it cleaned up the fuel, it took care of the smell. The only reason it would still smell is if there was still fuel present. :)

    Tide might work, but Surf is built for grease, we use it to clean oil field clothing. Good idea.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Oh no, I'm serious. If it was a Ranger I'd be barbecuing over its remains. :p
     
  12. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    HAHAHAHA, that is too funny. Good luck with your spill odors.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    Take a large fan and attach it to one of the windows blowing IN. cover up the rest of the window with paper, cardboard, etc. Open the other window. close the tailgate, turn on the fan, and leave it over night. Do not use a fan to suck air out as the small sparks in the motor have a small chance to ignite flammable vapors. If you have carpet or upholstery you can wash this with powered laundry detergent and a pressure washer with the nozzle on a wide fan setting.
     
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