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Interior Dealer Smell

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Foreigner, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Mar 21, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    Foreigner

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    Picked up the '16 yesterday and parked it in the garage, but woke up this morning with a gawd awful smell in the house. Was coming from mama's new to us vehicle. So far, I have pulled 12 Wonder Wafers (Fresh Car Flavor) from under seats and floor mats. Has been parked outside all day with all windows down. How do I get rid of the smell? Anybody try baking soda to absorb the smell? This stuff is rank enough I am going to put them in a bottle and take to the cabin and dump in the outhouse for spring/summer freshness.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    Baking soda has worked for me.

    Depending on how bad the odor is, and if it's not too expensive, maybe rent a steamvac or have the interior professionally cleaned?
     
  3. Mar 21, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    Thx! Just talked to a guy who detailed cars in a previous life. He told me to put ground coffee in an old sock and leave it inside for a couple of days or even longer it needed??
     
  4. Mar 21, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    After a few days, spraying Febreeze might help if no one in the family is allergic to it. I just wouldn't spray it until you've done the baking soda / ground coffee solution first.
     

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