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new truck smell

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by faco050, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Jun 14, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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    faco050

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    guys quick help. how do u detail your car to get that band new car smell? is it possible to do it again?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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    Armor All protectant "air freshener" series "new car smell "
     
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  4. Jun 14, 2016 at 11:46 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    Zep brand spray odor remover from Home Depot. It's not an exact match, but it's got just enough of a chemical scent to it to almost fool you. And it doesn't smell like anything else on the planet. Best solution I've found.

    Or Febreez spray in a pinch.
     
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  5. Jun 15, 2016 at 12:14 AM
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    digitaLbraVo

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    It's important to note that nothing really can mimic "new car smell" because it's such a flurry of different scents. It's glues and conditioners, plastisizers, all kinds of different materials off-gassing in an enclosed space.

    It's actually quite bad for you.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    It's just raising a much larger question and not considering way too many factors, is all. :thumbsup:

    Black Taco is best Taco, yes?
     
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  7. Jun 15, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Cmurder

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    nothing cool
    Yankee Candle Leather scent. I love it.
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    o0oSHADOWo0o

    o0oSHADOWo0o Just Lurking in the Darkness

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    I can think of another scent that I like. I wonder if it is available too? :D

     
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  9. Jun 16, 2016 at 11:46 PM
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    I don't know about 2nd or 3rd gens, but 1st gen Tacomas have an unmistakable scent in the cab that I effing love, and it never goes away. Especially if I don't drive it for a day, when I get in....boioioinnng.
     
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  10. Jul 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    jamiec Man who keep hands in pockets feel cocky all day

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    I'd like to find something that can bring back my new car smell too, even if it is just a slight amount.
    Between my job (paper mill) and Christy's pizza it smells like rotten eggs and sulfur. I think I'll try that Zep brand mentioned because I've never heard of it.
     
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  11. Jul 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    I've got the Zep now. It's not quite "new car", but it's a different enough smell that it kinda fools you. And it's effective.
     
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  12. Jul 8, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    that mill (mead) doesn't smell near as bad as it used to.
     
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  13. Jul 8, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    jamiec Man who keep hands in pockets feel cocky all day

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    Oh I agree. I believe the smell sticks in my cabin filter though. I normally don't use my a/c because I'm used to the heat. It normally runs 120 degrees in the mill so 90 outside feels great to me. So when I do run the a/c or heat I get a god awful smell that fills the truck for a while.

    The smell will get even better soon. We are switching the boilers to natural gas Vs burning tires and stuff.
     
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    Yes sir, officer. Still has that new car smell.
     
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    Every time i come up to the Dentist in Chillicothe that smell sticks in my truck for a couple days.
     
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    ozone generator will give it a neutral smell. i have my own little machine that will run for 2 hours then turn off. then air it out for 20-30 minutes and im satisfied.

    absolutely do not sit in the vehicle if its on or recently ran without airing it out
     
  17. Jul 8, 2016 at 10:20 PM
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    Smell completely gone when I started letting my dog inside the cab :( I'm going to shampoo everything (and I mean everything) once this nasty humidity goes away.

    But man I miss this smell so much.
     
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  18. Jul 8, 2016 at 10:38 PM
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    I wait for the new car smell to fade. Then I put lemon scented air fresheners. Smells like Pledge in my truck, and I love every minute of it.
     
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  20. Jul 8, 2016 at 10:43 PM
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    Si, Si.

    I actually know its time for a wash when my air freshener dies. Usually last about 2-3 weeks.
     
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