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Old 07-10-2004, 11:55 AM
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Help me make my car smell better.

I need some help, the Honda was 1 owner and was parked under trees it's whole life. The interior doesn't smell bad but it's a little musty from so many years of being in a damp area. I've never smelled an air freshener I like and I was thinking about maybe getting a pouch of some type of pipe tobacco and leaving that in the car. I also thought if there was some kind of nice smelling cigar or something I could find, I could leave it burning in the ashtray on my long way to work. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-10-2004, 11:59 AM
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Cherry Vanilla Pipe Tobacco smells good, can usually get it from your local grocery store. I'm not sure where Oxford PA is but if you got Giant Eagle down there you can probably get it.
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:12 PM
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Oxford's in Chester County, about 60 miles south of Philadelphia. and thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 07-10-2004, 01:50 PM
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I heard leaving some baking soda in your car will absorb the smell.
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Well seems to me

That the best thing to do is find a sweety that you think smells real good and give her lots of rides.
Probably should lay off the cigars tho.
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Old 07-10-2004, 02:45 PM
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When I bought my ElCamino it smelled like the previous owner had smoked cartons of cigarettes with the windows closed.
I bought a spray can of upholstery cleaner and cleaned the seats and rug. Cleaning the windows is also important.

The smell is gone.
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Old 07-10-2004, 04:00 PM
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Re: Well seems to me

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and give her lots of rides.
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Old 07-10-2004, 07:29 PM
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try Lysol ...then cram some Irish spring under the seat (not the whole bar just whatever is left in the shower)


or strip the interior I'm sure krist kustoms can hook you up with some sweet new seats and maybe an alligator hide headliner(by the way Krist I could use a commission if he goes that route)
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Old 07-10-2004, 07:31 PM
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you could always take a shower that might help.



lol j/k im sorry i know thats rude but i couldn't resist please forgive me i'm in a naughty mood.
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Old 07-10-2004, 07:31 PM
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Yea Rod Father, I'm putting an entry into Pimp My Ride, let them take care of it. lol
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:10 PM
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I recommend spraying an entire can of "Oust" and the close the windows and wait. I use it when my 16 year old son's bedroom starts to smell like a locker room that hasn't been cleaned in a year, it does the trick. You can get it at the supermarket for about 4 bucks. As previously suggested, cleaning the carpet and upholstery will help too. You can also try spraying deodorizer in the heating and a/c ducts.
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Fabreeze always does the trick.
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:55 PM
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yeah, cleaning the interior of the car is probably a good idea,then use the scented tobaco, otherwise, you're just covering up the smell, and it will probably come back, hope this helps


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Old 07-11-2004, 04:19 AM
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Fabric softener sheets tucked here and there.
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Old 07-11-2004, 04:35 AM
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I got rid of that musty/previous owners´smell by installing a new carpet, it seems that´s where the oders congregate.
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