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Old 01-16-2018, 09:41 AM
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vacuum everything very well (obvious), put a bowl of white vinegar in the car overnight. put some orange peels around in various location (might take several days), sprinkle baking soda on the upholstery and carpet-leave for a few hours or overnight-then vacuum (test in a small spot to see how your upholstery reacts), put coffee grounds in filters and place around the car (secure the filters so coffee doesn't dump out), place charcoal in a bowl and leave for a few hours or overnight.

something else to keep in mind, interior lights attract smoke and you will need to remove lens and bulbs and clean very well.

you can also use Murphy's oil soap on the headliner ... wash it down with very soapy water and a terry cloth rag, wipe with dry towel after cleaning, use white rags to check for dirt as you go. repeat with clean soapy water for seats, doors, carpet, etc. and then let completely dry.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:39 PM
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Another idea - leaf blower

We got a car a few years ago that had some smoke smell. I used a leaf blower to push air through the headliner and carpet. It took about an hour but 95% of the smoke smell was gone. Just another option. GL, Steve.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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+1 Baking Soda
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:42 PM
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An Ozone generator is the easiest thing to do.
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Just found the ozium. Started today. Will see how that does before I send to a pro.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:04 PM
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I restore old cars and sometimes run into this and other odor issues, like mildew for instance. My experience is that the only way to get rid of smoking odor is with a thorough cleaning of the entire interior, including carpet (under the seats too), headliner, upholstery, door panels, etc. Vinegar works great for cleaning and is very inexpensive. I usually mix it with water in a sray bottle. I also try to deodorize the ventilation system with vinegar or baking soda. Make sure to change the cabin filter if there is one. I have found that the ozone machine treatment may mask the odor for a little while but it always comes back because the underlying grunge is still there. If you do use an ozone machine be very careful not to inhale ozone. It is very harmful to your health. That's why we get ozone alerts. Ozone is smog. There is really no simple way to get rid of smoking odors. Elbow grease and fresh air. If it's pipe smoke forget it. Nothing works.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:30 PM
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Someone told us after a milk was spilled and left in a car to cut a green apple into pieces and leave it in the car. Oddly enough, it worked. We had tried ozone sprays and just about everything else. I'm a believer although I still think it's kind of nuts.
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