Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 15:59:18 GMT
From: John Davies <johndaviesNOSPAMnopsam.net>
Subject: Re: Removing Smoke Odour


On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 21:14:09 +0100, "Roland" <r.lohse.antispamnopsamnet> wrote: >Has anybody a good clue how to remove smoke odour from an ex-smokers car. >I've got my used Saab 3 years ago but she is still a little smelly inside. >Febreze only works for a couple of weeks ... > >Roland '94 900II 2.3 > The Fabreeze will help a lot more if you can get it spread liberally throughout the vent system. There is a lot of dust and smoke odor trapped inside all those convoluted passages. You will smell it when you turn the fan on. Run the engine with the fan on low. Spray the Fabreeze into the outside air intakes. Put the a/c on recirculate and spray more up into the cabin air return (If there is a filter there remove it first, then replace it with a new one.) Turn the engine off and spray more directly into the vent openings. Don't forget the ones for the back seat, if you have them. I bought a Jeep that had been smoked in. After cleaning the entire interior including the headliner with a hot water extraction uphostery cleaner, and using the Fabreeze, the odor was totally eliminated within a few months. There is also a product with various names (such as Stinky-Be-Gone) that supposedly absorbs odors. You might try hanging one up inside the car. http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=92316 The best solution in the long run is _never_ buy a car that was smoked in. Uness you yourself are a smoker. John Davies Monroe WA USA 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon 2000 Audi A4 quattro 1.8T 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4

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