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OK, I give in and I'm putting it to the greater EPZ font of all knowledge as a last resort. During the big freeze I carried a few drums of heating oil in my over-filled car. One of them was in the front passenger seat, and leaked, and I nearly get high on the fumes every time I drive....
a month later, I've removed all the mats apart from the ones glued to the floor, and still no better. I sprayed febreze on it for a few days, and it made a difference...it now smells of a sickly mixture of oil and febreze - think I prefer the oil on its own..
So come on EPZ, your pride is at stake, solve this one for me quickly
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Buy a new car?
that's a no then ...
You say it was on the passenger seat - is there any mileage in getting the seat itself cleaned industrially somehow? Presumably it leaked into the seat .. You'd only be missing it for a couple of days, and it would be safer for you to actually get it out of the car anyway, for a while.
Quote: solve this one for me quickly
Ahh, so you're after a solvant then...
Sorry, was that my coat...?
sorry I cant help Stephen, but OIL be interested to see what the outcome is. - sorry......
It depend how much oil came out in the seat.... if it has gone into the sponge then you are looking at new seat sponge, as you wont get it out. If it has only gone into the upper layers of sponge, then a solvent cleaner used in conjunction with a wet vac should remove it.
Forget all the above.
It happened to me.
PM me and I'll give you the answer.
Sorry all, I meant the floor in front of the passenger seat...
though the problem's still the same
Thanks for the useful help so far
Suzi - if only you knew....it would be my preferred solution
Laurel wouldn't it be good to share the solution with everyone?
Check this site out.
It may be worth it
Sorry link thing
Take it to a car valeter Stephen thier upholstery cleaner will get rid of it.
Thanks Dunc, sounds a good idea..
oh sh** I'll have to clean it up first
Thats what you pay them for
Chuck a lighted match into it...
Quote: Chuck a lighted match into it...
That will just replace one smell with an even worst one. :
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