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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone know how to get cigarette smoke odors out of a car?

So my stepdad finally handed over the keys to the 2000 XJ this week, he told me that it's all mine... The body is in great condition and everything, but the only downside is that it reeks like smoke..

I've already tried vacuuming the crap out of the interior, as well as drenching the upholstery and carpeting with febreeze..

I'm starting to think that I might have to get my car detailed, but I feel like being super-stingy with my money...

Anyone know of any simple like, home remedies that could get the smoke smell out of my car?
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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We sell a product called Fresh Wave at the store. It comes in a carpet shake like a poweder, also in a spray, or in a gel. They use it to get smoke smells out of homes after fires. I can get you a price on a little spray bottle if you want, we use it in the restroom, and after dropping a deuce the size of michigan, you can't even tell anyone was in there.
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2 cups of vinager placed on the floor, let sit for a few days.
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Keep it parked in the garage with the windows down for at least a month. That will help. Won't completely remove the smell, but cheapest thing short of cleaning it. The only way to truly remove the smell is to get rid of the sticky tar/ smoke that is in the upholstery.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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pick up some oder eaters and put them under the front seats it will take a couple of weeks
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@ awalters That would be great. I'm looking for basically anything right now.. Getting kind of desperate, I'm getting headaches on the way to work from the smell...
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #8
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Keep it parked in the garage with the windows down for at least a month. That will help. Won't completely remove the smell, but cheapest thing short of cleaning it. The only way to truly remove the smell is to get rid of the sticky tar/ smoke that is in the upholstery.

Parents chain-smoke in the garage, so that's a no-go... I'd be back to square one in a heartbeat.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #9
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http://www.atmosphereproducts.com/pr...ium/index.html

mejier sells it in the automotive section.
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Clean the head liner. That is probably were most of the smell is at. Smoke rises.
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o-zone machine. my dad has one he uses at some of his contracts, and it works like a charm
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idk if all dealerships have them but they make some weird machine to get the smell out and they work real well. our dealership had a car that smelled terrible from smoking in it and took the smell out in a couple hours
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idk if all dealerships have them but they make some weird machine to get the smell out and they work real well. our dealership had a car that smelled terrible from smoking in it and took the smell out in a couple hours
but is it possible for me to rent/borrow that type of thing because I'm not going to buy that if I really only need to use it once..
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o-zone machine. my dad has one he uses at some of his contracts, and it works like a charm
thats what i was talking about

you could probably pay to have it done
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How steep is the cost to rent/use one of those?
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Start smoking and you won't even notice






One time someone got sick in my car I poured baking soda over the area and let it sit for a week and no smell. I've heard a bowl of coffee grounds on the floor is some old mafia trick to get the smell of dead out of the trunk maybe worth a shot? But shit it's what 45* out just leave the windows down for a few days.
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Start smoking and you won't even notice
fuck you. beat me to it.
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I would never start smoking.... And I don't think it would be a good idea to leave my windows down, as I live in Royal Oak and work in Lincoln Park... You do the math.
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