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How to get rid of severe smoke smell

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Messmed1, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Messmed1

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    I revieved my truck from my Father who is a chain smoker and after four years of constant smoking while driving everything smells horribly of smoke. I'm not a smoker but I've been around it all my life and have grown accustom to the smell, can't smell it but everyone who gets near her when I open the windows can smell it from a mile away. It's my first truck and I'm not sure how to attempt to get rid of the smell permanatly, so far I've wiped down all the hard surfaces with windex till they shine and he used a bottle of Fabreez and a crap ton of smelly trees to mask the smell. Any ideas???
     
  2. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    AbsorbAll is a great product! Chris4x4 can chime in on this one too...

    AbsorbAll Home Page
     
  3. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    I would take it to a car detailing I'm sure there is away to remove it. Or call a fire damage company they for sure can help you.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    drew02a

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    You could get one of those air ionizers that plugs into the cigarette lighter :ironic:
     
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    most shops have something for it. It's a sort of fan that circulates a lot of air through the car. Not too sure about it, I haven't had any experience, but it may be worth a shot.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2. Absorbal works awsome. :)
     
  7. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Have you guys bought directly from that web site or is it available in stores?
     
  8. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    I'm planning on looking into detailing but wanted to get a head start! And the fan sounds interesting.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    I got it from the site I linked, and I don't know if you can get it in stores or not. :eek: Sorry!
     
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    Thanks for the sugestion, I think I'll try it out!
     
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    Let us know how it works out! :)
     
  12. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    I will! I think till it comes in I'm also going to try the coffee grounds.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    There is a product here called 670 cleaner it can be used for anything from degreasing the engine to cleaning the carpets to putting in the washer with your clothes. It takes out cigarette smoke usually overnight. I smoke and have used it many times in my taco. I just spray everything down close up the truck and come back in the morning. Of course I'm no chain smoker either so the other product may work better.

    Murph
     
  14. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    Thanks for the sugestion, I'm willing to try anything!
     
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    I've heard sprinkling some baking soda powder on the carpet works. You let it set for a day or more, then vacuum.:)
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Chemical Guys makes a oder destroyer. Works well for a scent. Smoke smell gets into everything. Maybe replace your cabin filter? Detail shops use a air inoinizer I think.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    So far I went out today and got a whole can of coffee (the BIG one) and a large plastic container and have it sitting on my seat in the sun with all the doors and windows closed. I'll give an update in a few days.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    Leave about a 1/2-1 cup of vinegar in the car, in an open container, at least overnight. Vinegar absorbs odors and it's supposed to do a surprisingly good job at removing smoke smell from cars.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    Alright!
     
  20. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    your best bet, honestly..is probbaly just leave all the windows open for a week or so as long as its not gonna rain.
     
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