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Getting rid of dog smell in car.

Discussion in 'Furred - Finned - Feathered' started by Fromage, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Fromage

    Fromage

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    I have been enlisted to sell my brother's car. It's a 1999 Legacy wagon, actually a nice little ride, but it smells like death. The previous owner had dogs, and their presence is smelt every time it's out in the sun. I've deep-cleaned the carpets, tried every smell-killer out there, it's still there. Any ideas before I set fire to it?
     
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    put a dead hooker in the trunk?
     
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    srplus Walked with the Dinosaurs

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    A friend did this to his (he was a smoker)

    he got four boxes of carpet fresh and dumped 3 in the car paying attention to under the seats and seat cushions. then he parked the car in the sun for about 3 days. he vacuumed it out and then put the remaining box under the seats and carpet.
     
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    Fabreeze or Maguire's pet smell deoderant
     
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    Try a steam cleaner....a lot of the new do-it-yourself carwashes have one hiding around where the vacuums are...

    Fabreeze it.
     
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    gets my vote.
     
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    i bet the dogs pissed on the seats.
     
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    Bissel Little Green Machine.My work truck is spotless! My wie is GREAT!!!
     
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    I've heard Nature's Miracle works wonders on pet odors.

    Of course, first make sure there isn't a chihuahua stuck in the glove box. . . .
     
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    nature's miracle is a joke, in my eyes -- it masks the smell, and it comes right back -- :(

    i would try to steam it out, too, then disguise it with the deodorants --

    -- or your brother can just get a dog -- :D

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    I was told by a detail guy to put a pie pan full of ammonia in a smelly car for couple of warm days. Let it air out and febreze it. I dont know if it works or not.
     
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    my sister used white vinegar for cat spraying -- said it did the trick --

    :D
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I cleaned the seats. The headliner. The vents. The carpets. The seat backs.

    I hate this car.
     
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    is it just the rear seat? try pulling out the bottom bench and take it to a spray and wash and blast it scub it soak it blast it scub it blast it. then let it dry over a few days out in the sun.
     
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    OUT! Pet Odor Eliminator
    Seemed to work well before we house trained Jake.
     
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    My Suburban's PO had dogs also. The smell was so bad my son used to gag sitting in the back. It's still reeks after numberous attempts to get rid of it. Maybe new interior?:crybaby:
     
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