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Old 02-12-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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How do i get the smoke smell out of a car that has been smoked in? i mean it isnt horrendous but its definately noticeable.

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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Can you smell it reek from the upholstery and stuff?

Maybe shampoo everything upholstery and add some Oust and those mad tyte JDM air fresheners.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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I smoke in my own vehicle, and i found that the best thing to do is just to scrub the floor mats, the carpet, and seating with any generic or name brand carpet & upholesty cleaner and it takes it out immediatell. If it is in your vents go out and buy a six pack of little tree air fresheners of scent that you are found of and open all six lay them on the floor by the recirculating vents, turn the heat on high through all vents on recirculation, and the smell will never come back ever agin and all the cleaning smell and air freshener smell will disapte over a couple weeks and you will notice the smoke smell does not come back...
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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bounce dryer sheets seem to work really well for any bad smell. but put one under both seats and leave them... the smell will go away. that's what the rent-a-car places do!
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:06 PM   #5
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The only way you'll completely get rid of the smell, not just cover it up, is to shampoo all the upholstery, wipe EVERYTHING down, and ozone treat the cabin. That's what I'd do.

Try vacuuming the entire headliner while GENTLY scrubbing it with a brush. Most of the smell will linger in the headliner, but you have to be very careful, or you'll damage the glue and it'll eventually droop.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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Rip every single piece of upholstry out of your car and replace it with new pieces.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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Rip every single piece of upholstry out of your car and replace it with new pieces.
true that. there's no way you'll ever get that smell to completely go away.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:31 PM   #8
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just start smoking, youll never notice the smell
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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Ever tried leaving baking soda open in your car? That might work. Not forever, but overnight for a few nights.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:05 AM   #10
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bounce dryer sheets seem to work really well for any bad smell. but put one under both seats and leave them... the smell will go away. that's what the rent-a-car places do!
Is that why all rental cars always smell the same!? Ive always wondered this.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:32 AM   #11
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How do i get the smoke smell out of a car that has been smoked in? i mean it isnt horrendous but its definately noticeable.

Thanks guys.
It can be very hard to completely remove smoke. It gets so deep into everything. I get these jobs often and it seems that the headliner and the upholstery catch the most. Ozone machines, or foggers will help a lot but even they don't get them completely (and you need to be careful about ozone).
My method: First change the cabin air filter. Steam cleaning is one of the best methods. This kills and lifts smells far better than shampoo can do. And you have less worry about mildewing later. Start with steam cleaning and then I use an awesome product called Odor Terminator by Valugard. Works wonders, and since you need to be careful about cleaning a headliner this product will come in real handy. You'll probably have to retreat a few times before its 100%. Also try using a bag of zeolite rocks. Just tuck them under your seat. Really amazing over time. Ge them at home depot. I've done some really nasty ones and this works for me.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #12
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i have this stuff called FRIGID FRESH i spray it in the air vent on the wiper cowl and it sucks it through the vents and clears everything out....smells like sanitary wipes for 5 minutes then it smells like clean laundry lol
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #13
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....that plus carpet and upholstery cleaner
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:58 PM   #14
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Im not sure if 2000 RS have cabin filters but it is just a good tip for all who do have them to replace, cabin smells will still linger if you have a contaminated filter, especially with cigarette smoke.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:15 PM   #15
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There goes Subr-man, thinking outside the box... or the pack of cigs in this case.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:22 PM   #16
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Umm.. don't let people smoke in it??
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:24 PM   #17
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I just bought my 06WRX used and the previous owner smoked... I used some of the Yankee Candle airfresh stuff and it worked... However I have nicotine stains on the roof interior and cant get it out!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:41 PM   #18
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And maybe put some nice smelling dryer sheets against the cabin filter to make the car smell like a spring meadow whenever the heat or AC is on
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #19
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just crack the window when you smoke. if its a quarter or halfway down, you'll barely get any smoke in the car. bi monthly vacuuming/interior cleaning and you could never smell a hint of smoke in my (when i was smoking)
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