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2003cbgts Apr 3, 6:14am - #143335 

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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?
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NorwayGT Apr 3, 6:15am - #143336 

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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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gtscelica05 Apr 3, 6:19am - #143337 
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air freshener

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stefanoc Apr 3, 6:26am - #143338 

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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
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eric_h Apr 3, 6:46am - #143339 

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dont smoke in it, hat did you think was gonna happen

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MptGlw69 Apr 3, 7:10am - #143340 
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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
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RevMonster Apr 3, 7:16am - #143341 

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Two words. Pet skunk.

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NorwayGT Apr 3, 7:20am - #143342 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Two words. Pet skunk.

lollol

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xmangt1 Apr 3, 7:28am - #143343 

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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.
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spaztikid Apr 3, 7:24pm - #143344 
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leave the windows open.
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Evan Apr 3, 7:28pm - #143345 

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steam clean the carpets and floor mats.

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robare99 Apr 3, 7:38pm - #143346 

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Spray the $hit out of it with AXE

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Evan Apr 3, 7:44pm - #143347 

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Originally Posted by robare99
Spray the $hit out of it with AXE

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

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soncelicaGT Apr 3, 11:44pm - #143348 

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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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RevMonster Apr 3, 11:47pm - #143349 

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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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CeLlYgT04 Apr 4, 1:11am - #143350 

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If you have EVERYTHING steam cleaned, and then maybe use some good freshners...It'd work well thumbsup
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psychomunkie Apr 4, 2:23am - #143351 

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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
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Bakablo1 Apr 4, 2:36am - #143352 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
leave the windows open.
thumbsup thumbsup and after srapy lots of cologn in it thumbsup thumbsup
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2003cbgts Apr 4, 3:56am - #143353 

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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
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5280vvti Apr 4, 6:09pm - #143354 

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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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