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How to get rid of interior cigarette smoke smell?

Discussion in 'Interior and Exterior' started by chagan02, May 13, 2019.

  1. CV355

    CV355 _ Established Member

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    That helps with lingering odors when the source has been removed.

    If the car has tar/nicotine buildup, no "absorbent" solution will ever truly fix the root cause. For example, a walking ash tray sat in my Volvo one time while it was being worked on at a shop (that I no longer use). Mr Stinky was the root cause of the stench, but I could still smell him in the car. An odor neutralizer worked just fine in that case.

    But, if someone is routinely smoking in a vehicle, the tar and nicotine will be an ever-present stench generator.

    My solution? Ban all tobacco products and deny medical insurance to anyone who uses tobacco. That'll fix the problem long term.
     
  2. ZEN357

    ZEN357 Active Member Established Member

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    a Friend of mine had luck with a steam cleaner and hours of labor, what is your interior material??

    steam cleaner | JEGS
     
  3. Booky

    Booky Who's Pick'n The Banjo Here? Established Member

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    I purchased this $60 Ozone generator from amazon last year to get rid of the dog smell in my wife's car (2 Great Danes), and it did an Awesome job.

    We then threw in some Bamboo charcoal air purifier bags to keep it smelling clean. These also worked very well.

    click on the links below.



     
  4. D1984

    D1984 911 hunting Established Member

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    i used one of those interior odor bombs i found at autozone. did the trick. it's basically a can of pressurized air freshener that gradually sprays out and empties as you leave the car running with ac on recirc for about 15 minutes
     
  5. D1984

    D1984 911 hunting Established Member

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    oh and i use this stuff to keep the interior smelling like new leather (not really a new car smell as described)

    when it wears off, my interior doesn't smell like anything. the smoke smell never came back

    not sure why the above product isn't showing up. just search chemical brothers new car smell on amazon
     
  6. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Be careful with Ozone.....it can destroy fabrics, vinyl, plastics and leather in strong concentrations!!:eek:
     

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