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How do you get rid of that smell!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AlaskanTaco, May 20, 2012.

  1. May 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    AlaskanTaco

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    Ever since the snow has melted, it has smelled like mildew... I have tried and tried to get rid of the smell. Help me out. I have tried everything to get rid of the smell.
     
  2. May 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    http://www.damprid.com/

    I use it here in Florida when the watery gates of the south open up and the inside gets damp...just leave it on the floorboard when your not in the truck...
     
  3. May 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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  4. May 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    stick a dehumidfyer in your truck for a couple nights. It will suck out all the moisture thats in your upholstery and carpet padding making the smell
     
  5. May 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    AlaskanTaco

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    Where do I get it at?
     
  6. May 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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  7. May 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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  8. May 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    Even in the mean time stick a box of arm and hammer in your truck?
     
  9. May 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    try cleaning with 3% hydrogen peroxide by its self, or mix 3% hp with baking soda... good luck and let me know if it worked forya'
     
  10. May 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Have lots of sex in yo truck!
     
  11. May 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    novataco

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    Resolve foam carpet cleaner seems to do a good job of removing smell. My dog pee-peed on my two front seats. Nature's Miracle, which for some reason people blindly rave about, did absolutely nothing but make the truck smell like perfumed pee.

    A local high end detailer told me to use the Resolve, and it worked great.
     
  12. May 22, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    great info, I will be looking into this also.

    I found out that when you get swamp water into the truck no matter what you do the smell remains....
     
  13. May 22, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    jeepdude

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    4 washcloths or small dish towels soaked in white vinegar...put them in bowls and set 2 in the front, 2 in the back overnight, the funk will be gone. The damp-rid is also a great idea. If all else fails, rent an ozone generator (online for $60) or some detail shops can do it for you, or even fire remediation services. Ozone treatment is the last word in de-funkifiying your truck
     
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