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Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 1:09 AM

Have you been in Tooth's car Jas?

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User_Removed
8 Feb 2010 - 6:23 AM


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

Yes Suzi, it probably would and if Stephen wants to share the answer I gave him, he can. OK?
These days I try and not get too involved in the forums as it ALWAYS ends up in arguments and I'd rather not.

Gerry.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 8 Feb 2010 - 6:29 AM
collywobles
8 Feb 2010 - 8:39 AM

Drive your car to Slough, park it with the keys in it. Some turd will then nick it, drive it around for an evening ruining the engine and then put a match to it down some dead end lane.

You then claim on the insurance and buy a new one. (8oP>

sidaorb
sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 9:21 AM

Colin, thats a bit unfair on Slough Wink

And don't leave the keys in it, as the insurance company won't pay out Sad

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 10:21 AM


Quote: oh sh** I'll have to clean it up first


Quote: Thats what you pay them for

Ha Dunc - ought to be that way, but we have to clean up our house before the cleaner comes Wink

Suzi - Gerry suggested a deep layer of bicarb. of soda for an extended period. I'm going to try the valeters first, then Gerry's method if no joy there (unless I get a windfall and buy a new one first)...

(or leave it in Slough - have to get the map out, though I might just go and visit Ganto in Dublin - would have the same effect Wink Tongue

Cheers all

Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 10:27 AM

Do you need to have it "stolen" Stephen?

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 10:48 AM

recommends rubbing alcohol here....whether that's for the carpet or yourself I'm not sure! Wink
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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 10:55 AM

Hmmm, I wonder would a cheap bottle of cider work? Wink

@Ganto - or "disappeared??".....

collywobles
8 Feb 2010 - 11:04 AM

A shot of the Lynx Effect might do it.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 11:41 AM


Quote: Have you been in Tooth's car Jas?

No!!!!!!!!

Don't try and pin the smell on me, Ganto! Wink

pcheywood
pcheywood  91300 forum posts England
8 Feb 2010 - 11:51 AM

Spill a bottle of milk onto it........

Should clear the oil smell after a couple of days.

Not sure how you get rid of the sour milk smell though? Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:53 PM

Try a bag of odour control cat litter (based on Fuller Earth - not the paper type). This is designed to adsorb odours and chemical / oil spills (it used to be a standard lab safety kit for dealing with small spills)

a bit more about it and the sort of product

Spread it around the area of the spill, leave for a day or two, brush up and repeat until the odour has gone then hoover up the residue

Should do the job

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 12:57 PM

I tried that once and for weeks I had cats following me all over trying to cr*p in my car.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 2:20 PM

serves you right for leaving the kippers on the front seat with the doors open!

BigRick
BigRick  92085 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 9:58 PM


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

Duncan

I owned my own valeting business for 4 years, and if oil has gone into the seat, then no machine will get it out.... Smile

if it has gone into the carpet in the footwell, then the only true way of removing it would be to remove the carpet, and to hot wash it with solvent cleaner so the oil is washed out of the carpet, rather than pushed further in with other methods.

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