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Old 01-06-2012, 11:22 AM
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how to get mouse smell out of truck

I recently bought a 87 bronco ii from a friend. Its ben sitting for a year or so and had enough mice living in it to have a grass snake turn it into a permanint home. Found severl compete skin sheds and since its winter, its prob still ridig around with me lol. But im wondering if theres any tricks to getting the smell out of the heater and seats. Dealing with old hotrods, im sure someone here has sum advice

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Fabreeze air freshener and the little sheets from the wifes laundry dryer in the heater vents until you can pull out the old nasty carpet and redo the seats..

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You'll have to strip the interior and get rid of any cotton, burlap, insulation, carpet, and cloth seat upholstery. Mice will have been in all those places looking for nesting material.

I did a '49 Packard, and under the entire passenger side of the headliner from front to back the mice had packed it full of seat cotton and insulation. It was the biggest mess I've ever seen, including a spot by the front pillar that had mouse urine stains that went from the headliner all the way down to the dash.
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Anyone know how hard/simple it is to remove heater core and if id be able to clean most of the ducts from there? Its the same as late 80s ranger.and thanks for the tips. Realy not wanting to pull everythin tho bc i bought it s i could park my "hotrod" and use the bronco as a d.d.
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Hate mices to piecies

If it' s as bad as you say then everthing has to come ater ut . Its not too hard to pull heater case.[ be glad its is not a 69mustang] Water/soap/ lysol will conquer
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Well today i pulled the blower and found very little but remembered i had sum axe spray in my truck so i gave the ower a good soaking b4 i put it back together. I then sprayed quite a bib into all the vents and used the rest of the can on the seats and carpet. Its sitting over night to air out. Im hopeing it covers it up for a while till i have time for a good clesning.
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My brother got a old ford from my dad years ago that had a mouse smell he pulled it apart a hosed everything down good, let it dry , put it all back in and on hot days the smell would come back. Almost impossible to get rid of.
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Lotsa' coffee grounds all over the interior helps! Keep the windows/doors closed!
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Well just an update, its ben close to a week now and the axe has worn down but the smell hae not fome back yet
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Well just an update, its ben close to a week now and the axe has worn down but the smell hae not fome back yet
Spring and warmer weather will likely judge whether it worked......Smell is very hard to get out of fabrics and the padding under it
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