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#1 Acer

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Since I have quit smoking my cars stink really bad. I never realized this until I quit and embarrassed to have anyone in my cars now. Does anyone have any ideas how to get the smell out? 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:24 PM

I had mine professionally cleaned including shampoo for the upholstery. It is much better, and worth the $100 to have it done.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

I had thought about doing that but was not sure that would work. So the smell never came back? 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

Since I work from home and usually ride my motorcycle, I don't drive my car but every few weeks and every time I hop in it, it still smells like stale smoke. God forbid I have to turn on the a/c or heater.

 

My car is now the official "dog car". :)


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:39 PM

Since I work from home and usually ride my motorcycle

 

At least that doesn't smell. lol Glad to see another rider. :) 

 

I am so glad I never smoked inside. I couldn't imagine what that would be like. :) 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:53 PM

At least that doesn't smell. lol Glad to see another rider. :)

 

I am so glad I never smoked inside. I couldn't imagine what that would be like. :)

 

My Dad was a 2-3 pack a day smoker. He smoked in the house constantly. I remember when I was about 8 years old and we were moving out of the house my family had been in for about 15 years, there were white squares and rectangles on all the walls where the pictures and paintings were hung and the walls were a nasty shade of yellow everywhere else

 

It was disgusting.

 

I never smoked in the house either...


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

Jim, that was how I grew up!

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:29 PM

I had thought about doing that but was not sure that would work. So the smell never came back?


On a really warm day there is a hint of smoke. ...just another reminder to keep my quit.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:39 PM

I still smell stale smoke in my car. I put in an air freshener but I think a valet might be the best option.

I think the smoke is so deep in the fabric it will never truly go.

Do you have a steamer. I have one so I'm wondering if we steamed our seats and carpets if that would do it.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:23 PM

I have tried everything but a steamer which I don't have. Maybe I should try one. I have a friend that has one and if that doesn't work I will see if a professional can get it out. ;) 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

Let me know if it works Acer 😀
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:51 PM

New car !  it works every time  :-)


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:46 AM

My car had leather seats. I had it detailed inside and out....150 bucks...looked and smelled great....then I sold it a week later! No smoking in my new car!  :grin:


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

New car !  it works every time   :smile:

 

 

I had thought about that but I have two vehicles. :) 


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

I had thought about that but I have two vehicles. :)

ok, so trade in one of your cars for the steamer than you said you don't have.  :wink:  :laughbounce:  :laughbounce:  :wink:

Or go for the professional detailing, they do a great job.  I don't know how they do the magic but nothing I did worked and they did.  I ended up doing like Rozuki... getting it detailed then getting a new car :D  .


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:08 PM

Things must be better now.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:31 AM

I bought a new car, I had a choice between the sports middle age reward car, and a nerdy looking car, I chose the nerd no regrets.


 

Nov 6, 2011 I decided " I had enough with this sh*t "

I quit because I just got tired of the life under a rock, dark and with not enough air to breathe waiting for the day to get crushed!

Alcohol to a quit is like Kryptonite to Superman

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

One thing one could do if too cheap or lazy to have the interior shampoo'ed is to at least use air fresheners.

Also maybe run the climate control, put it on recirculate, and spray some smoke odor eliminator under the seats (where the intakes are for the climate control)

 

If someone smokes in the car a lot, why wouldn't they at least crack a window to blow out the smoke? I used to smoke in my cars but none of them smelled of smoke, according to my non-smoker acquaintances.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 12:14 PM

One thing one could do if too cheap or lazy to have the interior shampoo'ed is to at least use air fresheners.

Also maybe run the climate control, put it on recirculate, and spray some smoke odor eliminator under the seats (where the intakes are for the climate control)

 

If someone smokes in the car a lot, why wouldn't they at least crack a window to blow out the smoke? I used to smoke in my cars but none of them smelled of smoke, according to my non-smoker acquaintances.

When I smoked I always always always cracked the window, rain, shine, sleet, snow.  AND used air fresheners.  My car stunk. 

 

and the gray padding above the window turned a sickly yellow that I didn't notice

 

According to ex-smoker me .  Of course, it didn't start stinking until I quit smoking, maybe that's it.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:01 AM

I sprayed a bit of Febreeze on all the seats today and it did help a lot.

I wil still try the steamer when it stops raining!!


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