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HELP! getting rid of smell of oil

Ganto 11 769 2 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 1:09AM
Have you been in Tooth's car Jas?

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User_Removed 15 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 6:23AM

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.

collywobles 14 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 8:39AM
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 12 3.9k 2 England
8 Feb 2010 9:21AM
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 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 10:21AM

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 11 769 2 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 10:27AM
Do you need to have it "stolen" Stephen?
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
8 Feb 2010 10:48AM
recommends rubbing alcohol here....whether that's for the carpet or yourself I'm not sure! Wink
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
8 Feb 2010 10:55AM
Hmmm, I wonder would a cheap bottle of cider work? Wink

@Ganto - or "disappeared??".....
collywobles 14 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 11:04AM
A shot of the Lynx Effect might do it.
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
8 Feb 2010 11:41AM

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


Don't try and pin the smell on me, Ganto! Wink
pcheywood 12 1.3k England
8 Feb 2010 11:51AM
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 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 12:53PM
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 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 12:57PM
I tried that once and for weeks I had cats following me all over trying to cr*p in my car.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 2:20PM
serves you right for leaving the kippers on the front seat with the doors open!
BigRick 12 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 9:58PM

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


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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