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smoke smell removal?

I know I should not smoke in my stang ..so please dont flame me for it...so Im not going to smoke in it any more...so..my question is....any body know if there is a way to get the smell out that really works?


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Won't it dissipate over time if you stop smoking in the car? You could wipe down all the seats and consoles with armor-all to get rid of the left-overs of the smoke. That probably will help.


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Won't it dissipate over time if you stop smoking in the car? You could wipe down all the seats and consoles with armor-all to get rid of the left-overs of the smoke. That probably will help.
What he said, It is embedded in the upholstery and all the nooks and crannies, There are companies that will completely clean out and shampoo the inside of cars.
I remember I bought a car that had a white upholstered roof and the guy smoked all the time in it. The roof turned yellow, first thing I did was clean it with fantastik. What dripped off was gross sticky yellow crud.
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The one part that gets the most smoke saturated and no one thinks about is the headliner. Try spraying something like Fabreeze on it (dilute it with water because by itself it's a little overpowering too) soak it down good then vacuum it out. That should help.

And then quit smoking because it's not only bad for your car but it's bad for you too.

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I second the Febreeze. that stuff is awesome for eliminating smells. Also ride around with the windows down as much as you can to air it out. I'll never flame on anyone for smoking in their cars. I have never not smoked in my vehicles. It's my vehicle, my habit and anyone that doesn't like it can ride with someone else.

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Any cloth in the interior will hold the smell. Eventually, after a long long time it will not be very noticeable. The Febreze helps to eliminate it. The most complete way would be to have a pro do a complete interior shampoo/cleaning especially the headliner. A pro detailer also has a "smoke bomb" that is set off in an enclosed car, after which the car has to sit, closed up, for 24 hours. The "bomb" is supposed to be very effective in neutralizing the odor.

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Put a 1/2 can of ground coffee in the car, lid off of course. Leave it in overnight or a day or two if you don't drive it every day.
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Ozium...use it like a bad cologne. It should do the trick for you. You can get it at anywhere.
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I know I should not smoke in my stang ..so please don't flame me for it...so I'm not going to smoke in it any more...so..my question is....any body know if there is a way to get the smell out that really works?
All that said: true but, I'll bet money the bulk of the smoke is in the filters of your car. Ever run your A/C on MAX or recirculating! When you do you you close the outside vents and recirculates the smoke filled air back through the filters over and over.

Here is my rule, never use max or recirculating when smoking. Don't use the ash tray, crack a window when you smoke and throw the butts out. If you live in a dry area put them in a plastic bottle with a screw on cap then discard properly. I just sold a car that I drove for almost 10 yrs.- smoked in it every day. The person who bought it asked me if had been smoked in? I said see for yourself. 20 years in the car business and this is probably the best thing I have learned.

If you use any of the remedies mentioned, be sure to run your a/c on MAX while fumigating. There are companies that visit the dealers who have a fog type product that works pretty good.

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you can also try this: grab a box of fabric softener sheets (bounce, whatever)....open it up, slide it under the seat. It'll help
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Put a 1/2 can of ground coffee in the car, lid off of course. Leave it in overnight or a day or two if you don't drive it every day.
I did this in an 67 ImpalaSS that had sat for about 20 years and after a week the stink was gone.Leave the windows up when you do this.It works.Poco

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thanks for all the info...Ive heard about the coffee idea...ill give it a try...the hard part is to quit smokeing...

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thanks for all the info...Ive heard about the coffee idea...ill give it a try...the hard part is to quit smokeing...
I know what you mean...been smokin a long time
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All that said: true but, I'll bet money the bulk of the smoke is in the filters of your car. Ever run your A/C on MAX or recirculating! When you do you you close the outside vents and recirculates the smoke filled air back through the filters over and over.

Here is my rule, never use max or recirculating when smoking. Don't use the ash tray, crack a window when you smoke and throw the butts out. If you live in a dry area put them in a plastic bottle with a screw on cap then discard properly. I just sold a car that I drove for almost 10 yrs.- smoked in it every day. The person who bought it asked me if had been smoked in? I said see for yourself. 20 years in the car business and this is probably the best thing I have learned.

If you use any of the remedies mentioned, be sure to run your a/c on MAX while fumigating. There are companies that visit the dealers who have a fog type product that works pretty good.

+1 Exactly what I was going to say.

Although I really refrain from smoking in the Mustang now. Only on the occasion. And of course no one else period.

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If you put coffee grounds in your car, won't it just smell like coffee instead of smoke? I guess if you don't mind the smell of coffee that's OK. I have used Nature's Miracle solution to get rid of pet smells, and it works better than Febreeze. I think Febreeze just masks the smell, while Nature's Miracle neutralizes it.


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