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need help with smelly car... #143335 Apr 2, 11:14pm Apr 2, 11:14pm
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need help with smelly car...
just got a used celica. smells like smoke super bad.. ive used fabrize and some other odor killer stuff, but the smell seems to keep coming back.. any ideas?

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143336 Apr 2, 11:15pm Apr 2, 11:15pm
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take it to a professional shop to have the interior detaild. they should steam clean it all, and get the smell out


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143337 Apr 2, 11:19pm Apr 2, 11:19pm
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air freshener


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143338 Apr 2, 11:26pm Apr 2, 11:26pm
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windows open for a while. while means a few days, when you park at least have ur windows down a little. first clean everything you see dirty. steam clean the carpets, spray the odor thing on the carpet(theres one that you only spray on the carpets, its an air freshner). make sure to have them carpets dry before you spray that on. have ur carpet out for the day under the sun to dry up. there are armoralls that smell good. use that all over the place. seats, if they are not leather, steam clean them too lightly. have ur windows and ac/fan on if you can. clean the ash area well, and then it should be good. if not, then sniff all over the palce like a dog and find which part of the car smells bad and re-clean that area.
this work can be done at a detail shop for probably about $60 or something. but its always better to do it urself, noone does a job better you want then you

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143339 Apr 2, 11:46pm Apr 2, 11:46pm
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dont smoke in it, hat did you think was gonna happen


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: eric_h] #143340 Apr 3, 12:10am Apr 3, 12:10am
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Originally Posted by eric_h
dont smoke in it, hat did you think was gonna happen


He didn't smoke in it. He bought it used and the previous owner did. rolleyes

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: MptGlw69] #143341 Apr 3, 12:16am Apr 3, 12:16am
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Two words. Pet skunk.


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: RevMonster] #143342 Apr 3, 12:20am Apr 3, 12:20am
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Two words. Pet skunk.

lollol


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: NorwayGT] #143343 Apr 3, 12:28am Apr 3, 12:28am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Two words. Pet skunk.

lollol
Just take your time when cleaning it. do a thorough job.

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: xmangt1] #143344 Apr 3, 12:24pm Apr 3, 12:24pm
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leave the windows open.

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143345 Apr 3, 12:28pm Apr 3, 12:28pm
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steam clean the carpets and floor mats.


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: Evan] #143346 Apr 3, 12:38pm Apr 3, 12:38pm
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Spray the $hit out of it with AXE

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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: robare99] #143347 Apr 3, 12:44pm Apr 3, 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by robare99
Spray the $hit out of it with AXE

Rob


AXE.. you might even get laid in the process rofl

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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143348 Apr 3, 4:44pm Apr 3, 4:44pm
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After you get it clean you can use my personal trick to getting that new car smell back for a few days. Go to a toy store buy yourself an action figure, roll up your windows unwrap it and leave it in there over night the longer th better. It will smell like a new car sort of. the best results though are video game boxes and controllers.


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: soncelicaGT] #143349 Apr 3, 4:47pm Apr 3, 4:47pm
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Originally Posted by soncelicaGT
After you get it clean you can use my personal trick to getting that new car smell back for a few days. Go to a toy store buy yourself an action figure, roll up your windows unwrap it and leave it in there over night the longer th better. It will smell like a new car sort of. the best results though are video game boxes and controllers.


rofl rofl

I think a new XBox every time you want an air freshener is a little steep.


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Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143350 Apr 3, 6:11pm Apr 3, 6:11pm
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If you have EVERYTHING steam cleaned, and then maybe use some good freshners...It'd work well thumbsup

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143351 Apr 3, 7:23pm Apr 3, 7:23pm
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Did you buy from a dealer or private seller? If you bought from a dealer, they should have had it stink free before you drove it off the lot. Steam clean would work, as well as an air freshner from walmart. smile

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: spaztikid] #143352 Apr 3, 7:36pm Apr 3, 7:36pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
leave the windows open.
thumbsup thumbsup and after srapy lots of cologn in it thumbsup thumbsup

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143353 Apr 3, 8:56pm Apr 3, 8:56pm
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yea i got it from a used car dealer but it smelled like clabbered ass anyway. i did what you guys said, i cleaned everything, left windows open as much as i could. it helped alot, but i still smell it a little. its not overwhelming, its just not what i want my car to smell like. thanks for the help guys wave

Re: need help with smelly car... [Re: 2003cbgts] #143354 Apr 4, 11:09am Apr 4, 11:09am
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Leave the back left seat down as well. there's a vent behind the left wheelwell so the car will air itself out more.

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