My car stinks

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by quigleybc, May 25, 2006.

  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Literally,

    I guess some water got in through the windows, and now it has a lovely mold smell.....:(


    Any suggestions as to how to remedy this stinky situation?
     
  2. savar macrumors 68000

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    Mold is a living organism, you gotta kill it before things get any better. Obviously drying out the car is a must, but some anti-bacterial like diluted bleach could help kill the mold.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Roll down all of the windows and let it air out in the hot sun.

    Or buy one of these...
    carfreshner.gif
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    A Mildew Mold Remover :confused:

    Bleach is cheapest, but can bleach.

    Lysol ?

    Commercial products.
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    You can go to a rental place and rent an ozonator. Google it. Works a charm.
     
  6. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank iGary

    That's what I was thinking too...

    ozonator...sounds cool...

    I'm on it..!

    :)

    I tried spraying Ozium...that was a bad idea....now it smells like moldy lemon...:p
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    Yeah, you run an ozonator in there for a day and the smell will be gone - you may have to repat, though.
     
  8. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm going to assume you meant to say "repeat"

    Or, is repat a special ozonator technique?

    :D
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Lol... Poor iGary's really getting his chops busted for his spelling today.
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    What are you talking about? :D
     
  11. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I only it were that easy.....
     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I think maybe iGary's "re pat" has something to do with

     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Go back into your house, take a shower, walk back to your car, and smell your car again to make sure it's not you. :eek:

    And there must be some spray that kills all the germs. Either that, or a professional cleaning service.
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Take your car to a car wash...not the lazy crappy drive through one....take it to a good old fashion hand wash.....they will get it for you....extra money but its worth not smellin like arse.


    Bless
     
  15. iGary Guest

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  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That would just make it smell like smoke.
     
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Mildew/Mold in carpet and seats means it'll be there every time it gets wet -- until you kill it.

    A disinfectant inside one of the carpet/funiture cleaning machines may kill it.

    Though sometimes you have to pull the carpet and really disinfect it, allowing it to dry fully.

    If the carpet pad is real bad, you could always toss it. Carpet kits are always available for most vehicles.

    If you don't want to do it, the handwash and carwash places will sometimes be willing to disinfect a vehicle.
     

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