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Old 11-03-2002, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question New Car smell

Any products out there to give your vehicle the NEW CAR SMELL??

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Old 11-03-2002, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2002, 09:36 PM   #3
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i think the tree shaped blue ones smell good like new car
and theyre just called "new car scent"
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Old 11-03-2002, 11:17 PM   #4
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I know that there is a spray that is supposed to be that smell. I wish I could remember the name of it. It is in a bottle with a pump spray, not an aerosol. Car detailers have them many times. I hope that can help you in the search.
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Old 11-05-2002, 11:00 PM   #5
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I hate the new car smell. Has a sickening manufactured plastickyness to it.

On that note, I've seen plenty of air freshner products at the auto parts stores with crap like that. Take a trip there. I go for the Vanillaroma
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Old 11-06-2002, 02:44 AM   #6
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well, most of the time the new car smell is paint burning off the engine. so i'd say just clean your engine really well and paint your way to new car smell bliss! do this for your neighbors too, they'll thank you.
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Old 11-06-2002, 03:13 AM   #7
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new car smell actually IS an additive sprayed into the car. you can pick it up.
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Old 11-06-2002, 10:03 AM   #8
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Griot's sells a leather scented airfreshener. It smell really good without giving your car that "SupaPimpHo" smell that the cans of stuff will.
If your car is relatively new, say less than four years, just vacuum your car out, sprinkle Baking Soda liberally on the carpet and seats. Let it sit overnight, or the weekend if you can, and then vacuum it up. It works better than ANYTHING!!! I promise!
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Old 11-06-2002, 05:14 PM   #9
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I dunno about paint burning off the engine, but it definitely is the new plastics, fabric (or leather) conditioners giving off fumes. They have studies showing that the "new car smell" makes for a toxic environment many times worse than any polluted conditions outside or in the home (dunno about comparisons to Mexico City air, though)...so be careful what you wish for.

And yes, they do sell new-car-smell in a bottle, but gawd, why fake it unless your dog took a crap in the back seat?
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Old 11-06-2002, 06:12 PM   #10
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Yukon, I like the leather scent from Griots Garage. It adds a light, soothing scent to the decor. No seriously it's OK, I use it after detailing the interior. I could easily put some on a sample rag in a zip lock and mail it to you. Griots stuff is not cheap, but it's not junk.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog....L1_1000&Page=3
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Old 11-06-2002, 06:48 PM   #11
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It took forever for me to get rid of the sickly plastic smell coming from the heating system when turned to recirculation. I really like new car smell but those malodorous plastic particles were nauseating. This summer I bought some new car smell spray thingo, it wasn't bad but never lasted long. I used it mostly to help getting the smell out of the carpets.
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Old 11-06-2002, 07:01 PM   #12
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I read somewhere last yr that the 'new car smell' is actually quite toxic.
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Old 11-06-2002, 07:40 PM   #13
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The smell is caused by the interior plastics giving off vapours as they "cure". And studies have shown them to be toxic, but as long as you don't live in your car 24-7, I don't think you'll notice the 1 or two brain cells you've lost.
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Old 11-06-2002, 11:10 PM   #14
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Brain whats?
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Old 11-07-2002, 11:51 PM   #15
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Then I feel nothing but pity for those ppl that are on their last 1 or 2 brain cells
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Old 11-08-2002, 04:49 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Stovepipe
The smell is caused by the interior plastics giving off vapours as they "cure". And studies have shown them to be toxic, but as long as you don't live in your car 24-7, I don't think you'll notice the 1 or two brain cells you've lost.
......... hehe Thumb

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Old 11-26-2003, 09:43 AM   #17
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WHen the dealer cleaned my car for pickup it smelled sooooooo nice. I wonder what stuff they used. It smell like it just came from the factory. I was thinking it might have been armor all. A few of you mentioned griots,i will have to check that out.
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:57 AM   #18
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You know what works really good for me? A Glade plug in thingy, you don't have to actually plug it in (although I do think they make one that plugs in the accessory outlet) I like the citrus one, it smells great!
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:24 AM   #19
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Car and Driver had an article awhile back on it, secrets of that new car smell, kinda interesting
check it
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Old 11-26-2003, 05:04 PM   #20
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new car smell = hazardous gases from the resins and plastics
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Old 11-26-2003, 05:12 PM   #21
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i hate all those reports of things out there that can kill you.

im waiting for the one that says water: basis of life or LIQUID OF DEATH!!!???
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:22 PM   #22
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i hate all those reports of things out there that can kill you.

im waiting for the one that says water: basis of life or LIQUID OF DEATH!!!???
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:27 PM   #23
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Another vote for Griots fine leather scent, it's not exactly the real "new car" scent, but it is closer than any other that I've tried.
One bottle will last a life time.
Just a though,
How about leaving a freshly opened can of tennis balls in the car each week, that's pretty close to the "new car smell."
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:12 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by hpracingwrx
i think the tree shaped blue ones smell good like new car
and theyre just called "new car scent"
truth...my girlfriend hate it though....but i dont give a $HIT i still sport it

~Seth
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:14 PM   #25
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did you know water is bad for you. so is milk, and pretty much all food......ummm oh wait i still dont care we all die some time and i a little plastic gas going to do

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