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Old 09-06-2009, 10:41 PM
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How do I get rid of mouse smell?

Just bought a 61 Corvair! Love it, but it has a mousey smell inside--how do I get rid of that smell? It is clean I think!-that is all nests and dirt are gone, ...Now what?

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Pull all the carpet out...It has rat p***** on it...
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The best I was able to do was to wash it with a baking soda mix. Then I left a shallow pan of baking soda under each side of the back seat for a week or so. It pretty well killed it except for really hot days with the windows closed up.
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Pull all the carpet out...It has rat p***** on it...
I agree, also pull out the padding under the carpet, it probably got wet at some point.

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Don't forget the headliner. I did a 49 Packard and when I took down the headliner, there was about 10 pounds of mouse nest that came down with it. They get behind the kick panels and up under the seats too, where there are all kinds of great mouse nest materials. I would strip the interior completely down to the sheet metal, clean it real well and let it sit for a while before putting anything back in.
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just a note guys. when cleaning out these old car and stuff wear a good mask. damn rats will make very sick if your not carefull . i no longer blow them out, i pressure wash them out.
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Great advice Shine, thanks.
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i went through this in the late 70's . i ended up with a sinus infection that moved into my lungs. took several months to get over. all caused by blowing out an old barn find. mice are nasty creatures. doc said an infection like this can cause serious damage to the lungs. anyway water is the best way to clean out old cars anyway. gets all the dirt out.
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Shine, people have died from what you did, you were lucky to get over it.

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