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Car Scent Overload!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Maticuno, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Aug 14, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Resident Pine Swine

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    I purchased a used Ford Fusion and either the previous owner or the dealer drowned the interior with the vanilla car scent. I've been leaving it parked outside with the windows down for the last couple of days and it's helping some. When the wind is blowing I can honestly smell the car from over 30 feet away.

    Question is, how do I get rid of all that car scent? Second question, if I am able to neutralize the the odor, does anyone make a new car scent that actually smells like new car? All the ones I've tried end up smelling like Axe body wash. I've heard the Chemical Guys version is pretty close...
     
  2. Aug 14, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    TACORIDER

    TACORIDER Just another statistic

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  3. Aug 14, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    I have the Chemical Guys one. Yes, it kind of smells like new car but in the end it doesn't last very long. 3-4 days max. I would suggest an ozone generator to get rid of the smell.
     
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  4. Aug 16, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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    You can try leaving a bowl of white vinegar in the car over night that will normally absorb allot of odors. You may need to clean the interior of the car to truly get rid of the odor.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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    Ozone generator... My lab puked in my wife's RAV4 when she was driving him to her job one day and she couldn't clean it up until she got home. Naturally the RAV4 stank forever despite my many attempts at cleaning it. The smell simply was just embedded in all of the upholstery in the car. I wound up buying a small ozone generator and ran it the car for awhile while I ran the heater. It literally eliminated all of the stink. Try it... it works.

    David
     
  6. Aug 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    At least it smells like vanilla. That "new car" scent smells like ass.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    over60

    over60 Over70 & still a "Grumpy Old Guy"

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  8. Apr 7, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    and Canadians put orange peels down the vents :p. I know this
     
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