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How To Get Rid of Smell

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    Well unfortunately I let my friend use my truck and he decided to smoke a cigar.

    He had the windows open and only smoked one for about 20 mins. However the smell will not leave the truck.

    I have:

    Sprayed ozium
    Sprayed Oust
    Used Incense
    Used citrus odor absorbers
    Used Dryer sheets
    Left the car windows open overnight and during work

    Yet the smell remains. Any suggestions to get the damn cigar smell out?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

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    Chris4x4 knows of some good stuff because he smokes cigars. I never smoke mine in my truck so I'm not sure. Good luck!
     
  3. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    OK thanks.

    BTW I was looking at your truck. Looks nice, I also noticed your name is Alex too and that you are 19 like me. ;)
     
  4. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    Blumpkinson

    Blumpkinson Fuelled by plutonium and wild animals

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    Try leaving a couple of small bowls of coffee grinds out or a little while, it should get rid of the smell.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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    BakoTruck

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  6. Oct 11, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    Have you tried Fabreeze?

    Sometimes time is all that's needed
     
  7. Oct 12, 2009 at 1:27 AM
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    thisERICtaco

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    i would air it out daily
    then spray some ozium through the ac ducts on the outside of the vehicle
    turn on a/c, open vents, spray into vents from outside near wipers. then run that for a while. it should help. and then get a nice strong air freshner. i would recodmend a citrus smell like orange. thats what i have in my car.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:10 AM
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    higherlux

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    my friends did the same thing last weekend
    i used alot of febreze and left it over night
    now my tryck smells fruity but at least it dosent smell like cigars
     
  9. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:15 AM
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    Outback

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    I am not sure if you have a "cabin" air filter. if you do, change it. Just a thought.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    AbsorbAll worked for me.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    baking soda.. Leave a couple boxes in it over night, or sprinkle it on the carpets, let it sit and the vacuum it out.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    I tried febreeze and baking soda. Nothing worked. I was impressed by the AbsorbAll tho.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    Use an ozone generator. You'll have to rent one since they are expensive.
     
  14. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    smallcandle The clown has no penis...

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    I'd try kicking your friend's ass and see if that helps.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    "Cigarette smoke can be deodorized easily by short shock treatments with ozone. An ozone generator will turn hotel smoking rooms or rental cars that smell like smoke into non smoking rooms or cars in about 30-60 minutes with a small ozone generator."


    http://www.ozone.ca/
     
  16. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    my dad did this to my old truck. i just drove with the windows down and left them down outside when i wasnt driving it whenever i could and the smell was gone in 2 weeks.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    NraFan

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    x2. Doesnt anyone have any respect for others property anymore? Before my tacoma, if I had to borrow a truck, I would fill it up and wash it. This is why no one borrows the Taco.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    ive always had good luck with just febreeze! let ur friend know that was pretty damn disrespectful of him!
     
  19. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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  20. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    We bought a used truck that had been smoked in a little bit. it isn't overpowering, but it bugs me. I tried Febreeze, having been told that it would not mask the smell with a heavy perfume, but actually remove it HA! neither my wife or I could get in the truck for several days because of the extremely heavy perfume smell of the febreeze. I will NEVER use that stuff again. I might try some of the other suggestions here because I would like to actually remove the smoke smell, but I'd rather smell an ash tray than Febreeze.
     
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