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Old 03-04-2017, 09:02 PM
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Getting rid of heavy cigarette smell

Have a vehicle that stinks badly of cigarette smoke. Suggestions on how to get the smell at least to a barely noticeable level?
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:06 AM
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Try something like this Roger .....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wurth-Air-...-/371668802032
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Rent a carpet cleaner that has a hand attachment, And clean anything cloth.
You will have to do this once a month for 3 months
Put a aluminum pan on the floor with baking soda, and charcoal briquettes in it
Change this once a week
Fabreeze the seats every time you get out of it
Wash the windows 2 times a week with windex
It will take 4- 5 months, but you will win

I have done 4 of my trucks like this, one was so bad the windows actually dripped brown tar when I first got it

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This stuff looks good just to do a good cleaning regardless.....I'm not clear on how this works though....do you plug this in the AC condenser?
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Rent a carpet cleaner that has a hand attachment, And clean anything cloth.
You will have to do this once a month for 3 months
Put a aluminum pan on the floor with baking soda, and charcoal briquettes in it
Change this once a week
Fabreeze the seats every time you get out of it
Wash the windows 2 times a week with windex
It will take 4- 5 months, but you will win

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Dang.........pretty gross....baking soda I've heard of, but not the charcoal. Lots of work for sure, but if it's going to be your daily driver, it'll be worth the effort.
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Charcoal acts like a sponge. I use it in my motor home, and travel trailer when we park them for the season.
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This stuff looks good just to do a good cleaning regardless.....I'm not clear on how this works though....do you plug this in the AC condenser?
There's two versions of it Ken ....... we used to use this on the Jap import cars that we brought in during our importing days as a lot of Japanese are heavy smokers. One type has the line attached to the can that you squirt into the ac system while it is running - use that for light smells , the other is similar to a "bug bomb" ..... you set the car running with ac on max recycle and hold your breath , pop the tab on the can and leave it on the centre console , shut the doors and leave it for 1/2 hour - then open all the doors and leave the car running on max ac for at least ten minutes to clear. The second one works really well , I remember the worst car we had was a surf (4 runner to you guys i think) which we had to pull the whole interior out of as the nicotine stains were that heavy that they were running down the plastics when you wiped them ...... iirc we actually fitted a second hand headliner to it to finish the job properly.
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Even when I was a smoker (also reformed for the better), I couldn't stand the smell of it in my personal or work vehicles. Plus it was irritating when other people burned holes in my interior and left me to find them later.
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I say set it on fire...and don't call it in, let it burn....and I am a smoker...and I don't like it in vehicles,
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Shampoo and clean with soap and water, and do it to everything you can access on the interior. If the car ventilated through the trunk, then do that too. Repeat this process every few months; if you don't have one of those DIY carpet shampoo machines for the home, invest and use it. Park the vehicle in the garage and leave the windows down. It'll take time if it's bad and it will probably be months, but eventually it'll subside. What I do caution you on is trying to mask it with those little trees. Made that mistake in my TransAm; worse than cig smoke, shampoo and try to air it out and still, 13+ years later you could STILL smell those damn stinky little trees. Horrible mistake.
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