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Old 11-07-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Air freshener screams clunker.

Our "clunker" happens to be a mint condition 2004 Chevy Suburban, a mint condition 1994 Chevy Suburban, a 1963 Mint Condition Cadillac, 1 Freightliner Cabover, 1 1998 Freightliner, 1 1995 Kenworth and a 1983 Holiday Rambler Motor home.

I will disagree with you about an air freshener being a clunker.
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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I agree with the hygiene statement but my dog doesn't.

Apparently my car stinks like dog and are there any natural odor eliminator? Vinegar? how do you place it in a car?
If you have fabric seats sprinkle baking soda all over,,even the ceiling and sides, let it sit overnight, then vacuum off ( it can be hard on the vacuum so you might have to empty it out frequently). It worked for our couch.

I'm not sure how to treat leather interiors. Maybe still try the baking soda anyways??
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Bitterroot Valley, Montana
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I find clean leather upholstery to be the perfect air freshener
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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I live in a trailer park out in the country. The trailer park road is dirt/gravel. There is no covered parking and the parking pad is the same material as the road. Last time I tried to wash the car I was standing in a mud pit when I was done. Even if I take my car in to wash & vacuum once a week, I still end up with vegetation on the floor of the car. I say vegetation because sometimes it's a variety of weeds among the grass.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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If you have fabric seats sprinkle baking soda all over,,even the ceiling and sides, let it sit overnight, then vacuum off ( it can be hard on the vacuum so you might have to empty it out frequently). It worked for our couch.

I'm not sure how to treat leather interiors. Maybe still try the baking soda anyways??
I got leather interior cuz of all the shedding.

She is sitting in the trunk only (hatchback). So I can sprinkle the baking soda all over that fuzzy fabric area back there?
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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Put bowl of vinegar in car overnight. Should eliminate most smells
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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I don't use air fresheners as I do not keep sources of odor inside the vehicle, but after a detail I have a very strange preference for spritzing this stuff around:

http://www.amazon.com/PUMP-SPRAY-AIR.../dp/B0002JM7W8

Only that specific make and model, no others. And no, it does not smell like a new car but it has a very sterile smell to it. I would liken it to the inside of a new piece of electronic equipment like a desktop computer or stereo when you first open the box. Yes... strange.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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I've ried tons and they all work for like 3 days then the smell is gone. The "Black Forest" trees are the best I found so far but not many stores sell that scent. Kmart has em. I tried the Febreeze Auto and yeah it smells good for a day then turns rancid!!!
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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I got leather interior cuz of all the shedding.

She is sitting in the trunk only (hatchback). So I can sprinkle the baking soda all over that fuzzy fabric area back there?
Yes, if the smell is strong you could sprinkle on the floors, ceilings, anywhere there is fabric too. You could also keep an open box of it in the car somewhere it won't tip over; it's what we do for the refrigerator and closet to prevent odors.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Great advice here, thanks guys!!!
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