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HELP! getting rid of smell of oil


Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
7 Feb 2010 11:18PM
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 Wink

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SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
7 Feb 2010 11:24PM
Buy a new car?

that's a no then ... Smile

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.
rowarrior 6 4.4k 9 Scotland
7 Feb 2010 11:31PM

Quote:solve this one for me quickly


Ahh, so you're after a solvant then...

Sorry, was that my coat...?
Anthony 13 5.6k 17 Scotland
7 Feb 2010 11:32PM
sorry I cant help Stephen, but OIL be interested to see what the outcome is. - sorry......

Anthony
BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 11:33PM
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.
User_Removed 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 11:35PM
Forget all the above.
It happened to me.
PM me and I'll give you the answer.


Gerry.
Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 12:01AM
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 Wink

Suzi - if only you knew....it would be my preferred solution Smile
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Feb 2010 12:06AM
Laurel wouldn't it be good to share the solution with everyone?
s800byj 7 133 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 12:07AM
s800byj 7 133 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 12:08AM
link
Sorry link thing
v8dunc 7 333 4 Scotland
8 Feb 2010 12:42AM
Take it to a car valeter Stephen thier upholstery cleaner will get rid of it.

Duncan
Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 12:51AM
Thanks Dunc, sounds a good idea..

oh sh** I'll have to clean it up first Sad Wink
v8dunc 7 333 4 Scotland
8 Feb 2010 12:54AM
Thats what you pay them for
Ganto 8 769 2 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 12:56AM
Chuck a lighted match into it...
Smile

Quote:Chuck a lighted match into it...


That will just replace one smell with an even worst one. :Wink

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