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Ozone Generators

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dilley, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Dilley

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    I am looking to buy a Ozone Generator to get the cab of my truck to stop smelling. Any one have experience using any of these devices?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    You realize ozone has it's own odor right?
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    What odor are you trying to eliminate? Wouldnt it be cheaper to pay someone w/ an ozone machine to do the work as opposed to buying one?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Steam clean your seats?
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    ^^^.

    Heard a few people who have complained of the smell afterwards.

    OP may want to check the detailing forums for more info & personal experience w/ the machines before jumping on this idea.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    ozone will kill you, I am very familiar with Ozone generators in a commercial setting.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    yes but thinking of the long term... I am not sure exactly what the odor is but it kinda smells like cheesburgers.. LOL
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    already tried
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    How long did the vehicle smell afterward.. I would think that it would go away after a while.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    clean your headliner. the foam in the seats is sealed too, so you could take the seats out and hose them down before steam cleaning? the headliner and carpet hold a olt of smell though.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    Honestly, not sure. Only recall reading about the initial smell and if iirc, it was almost like a chlorine smell? I dunno...I'm trying to remember this from a while ago, lol. Check out Autopia...I know a lot of guys have experience w/ the machines over there. Theres a few other detail forums you can check out too if you dont find your answer there.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    would I steam clean the headliner?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Ozonators are great devices in spas and swimming pools. They create O3 (ozone) which attacks and oxidizes yucky stuff in the water including soap, deodorant, hair spray, cologne, makeup, perfume, body lotion, hand cream, sun tan lotion, saliva, and urine. Those that have ozonators in their hot tubs and spas have noticed that while they work great on keeping the water clear they do discolor and deteriorate the vinyl cover sooner.

    Due to the effect ozone has on vinyl and plastic I can't recommend using it long term in your truck. A short time might not hurt. You can get a cheap source of ozone from UV lights. Leaving the truck in the sun will produce some ozone. Some of the professional detailing shops can get most of the smoke out.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    No, you dont want to do that. You don't want excessive moisture on the headliner because it can cause the fabric to release from the backing and sag. To clean the headliner, I'd suggest spraying a microfiber towel w/ either an all purpose cleaner or fabric specific cleaner and gently wipe the problem area.
     
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    Aren't motor vehicles ozone generators? Just route the tailpipe to the cab :D
     
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    Nothing worse than being the DD and drunken "friends violating my truck" I tried everything to get the smell of vomit out. The best thing that worked? Go buy a couple of big boxes of Baking soda and sprinkle in your truck. On the carpet, the seats etc. Leave it over night with windows up. Vacuum it up next day.

    Also if you have access to Dessecant or large bags of silica pellets it will draw out any remaining moisture as well.

    2cts worked for me
     
  17. Oct 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    I've used mine a number of times in previous vehicles. Get the car as clean as possible. Try to blow the dust out of your vents. Then leave the generator for a little while in the car with the vent recirc on high fan speed. I used to leave mine for about 10 mins but it totally depends on your unit. Worked great for me.

    Ozone does have a smell - kind of like a dryer smells if you use only unscented products. Hard to describe. It's more of a 'neutral' kind of smell that goes away after an hour.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    Thanks! great idea
     
  19. Oct 4, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    so what unit do you have?
     
  20. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    I just ordered Dakota odor bomb for my truck. I am going to try baking soda vacuum then bomb it. I really like the ozone idea but I think I will wait on it until I know more about it.
     
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