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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2010 - 11:18 PM

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
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2010 - 11:24 PM

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
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2010 - 11:31 PM


Quote: solve this one for me quickly

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

Sorry, was that my coat...?

Anthony
Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2010 - 11:32 PM

sorry I cant help Stephen, but OIL be interested to see what the outcome is. - sorry......

Anthony

BigRick
BigRick  82085 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2010 - 11:33 PM

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
7 Feb 2010 - 11:35 PM

Forget all the above.
It happened to me.
PM me and I'll give you the answer.


Gerry.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 7 Feb 2010 - 11:36 PM
Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:01 AM

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

Last Modified By Tooth at 8 Feb 2010 - 12:01 AM
SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:06 AM

Laurel wouldn't it be good to share the solution with everyone?

s800byj
s800byj  7133 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 - 12:07 AM

Check this site out.

http://www.earthority.com/healthcare/disinfect/autovaccine/autovaccine.php

It may be worth it

Scott

s800byj
s800byj  7133 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 - 12:08 AM

link
Sorry link thing

v8dunc
v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:42 AM

Take it to a car valeter Stephen thier upholstery cleaner will get rid of it.

Duncan

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:51 AM

Thanks Dunc, sounds a good idea..

oh sh** I'll have to clean it up first Sad Wink

v8dunc
v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:54 AM

Thats what you pay them for

Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:56 AM

Chuck a lighted match into it...
Smile

Last Modified By Ganto at 8 Feb 2010 - 12:57 AM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 1:07 AM


Quote: Chuck a lighted match into it...

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

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