Heavy odor in a car. Any suggestion

TrollfaceDeux

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I have gone through a lot of different products and methods (charcoal, steam clean, odour eliminating spray, box of baking soda) and I still cant seem to find a solution.

Any idea.

Odor is probably fish oil....something...
 
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Lanx

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If you can't get rid of it, try masking it with something like vanilla extract, a drop or two.
 
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Starting to think its egg...

These previous daily rentals are brutal...
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Ozium-Sanitizer-Airborne-Eliminates-Freshener/dp/B0143M9KP6

one day I went to starbucks and grabbed my gf (now wife) a latte with the intent of bringing it to her work. I walked to my car, stepping in, and it slips out of my hand, i'm just holding the lid now, and the entire thing pours out under my driver seat.

latte is like 90% milk. day later, it's horrid. i can't shampoo it really because so much of the liquid went under my seat, not where I could reach.

A friend recommended this spray, got it from Walmart or Target. I just unloaded it under the seat and around, and it was completely gone next time i got in the car. magic.
 

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Ozone generator, plug it in and close the door. Depending on how fubar the smell is could take 24 hours or so but it will remove any smell. Kinda pricey but if you have a few cars that smell like the devil's asshole it's worth it.
 
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Also it depends on "what" is smelling and what is causing the smell.

in a car, there are many "things" that cause the smell. My van had what my wife calls "Man B.O." I changed the cabin air filter with charcoal lined ones every month or 2 and it always came back, and it would all come back eventually- the filter was just...umm filtering it, not the cause of it.

The car itself was not holding the smell, we could vac and clean and treat the carpets etc. - I used ozium but once it got "in the system" is was still there and it seemed like just a mask.

So then I found https://www.amazon.com/Lubegard-96030-Evaporator-Heater-Cleaner/dp/B0007PHD0S

This cleans your AC/s innards and the coils. If it is really really bad, get 2 and do it from the inside access and the outside access.

So I used the coil cleaner, replaced the cabin air filter and used ozium for any general cabin stuff like kids leaving random food crap in the car or carpet areas that are dirty. After doing all of this and very thorough - it was nice and kept smelling neutral.
 

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Also it depends on "what" is smelling and what is causing the smell.

in a car, there are many "things" that cause the smell. My van had what my wife calls "Man B.O." I changed the cabin air filter with charcoal lined ones every month or 2 and it always came back, and it would all come back eventually- the filter was just...umm filtering it, not the cause of it.

The car itself was not holding the smell, we could vac and clean and treat the carpets etc. - I used ozium but once it got "in the system" is was still there and it seemed like just a mask.

So then I found https://www.amazon.com/Lubegard-96030-Evaporator-Heater-Cleaner/dp/B0007PHD0S

This cleans your AC/s innards and the coils. If it is really really bad, get 2 and do it from the inside access and the outside access.

So I used the coil cleaner, replaced the cabin air filter and used ozium for any general cabin stuff like kids leaving random food crap in the car or carpet areas that are dirty. After doing all of this and very thorough - it was nice and kept smelling neutral.
Its definitely coming from the rear cargo space. We flipped over the compartment that was covering the smell and there are white residues below it.
 

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Ozone generator, plug it in and close the door. Depending on how fubar the smell is could take 24 hours or so but it will remove any smell. Kinda pricey but if you have a few cars that smell like the devil's asshole it's worth it.
I was talking about that with the controller.
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Ozium-Sanitizer-Airborne-Eliminates-Freshener/dp/B0143M9KP6

one day I went to starbucks and grabbed my gf (now wife) a latte with the intent of bringing it to her work. I walked to my car, stepping in, and it slips out of my hand, i'm just holding the lid now, and the entire thing pours out under my driver seat.

latte is like 90% milk. day later, it's horrid. i can't shampoo it really because so much of the liquid went under my seat, not where I could reach.

A friend recommended this spray, got it from Walmart or Target. I just unloaded it under the seat and around, and it was completely gone next time i got in the car. magic.
Aw shit... 30 bucks in canada 10 bucks in us...i might pick a lot up once we cross there for some vacation..
 

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I have one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G62N5SO/ref=sxr_pa_click_within_right_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3163805422&pf_rd_r=13REZ0NVQ3VNWVJXDRWX&pd_rd_wg=8j70K&pf_rd_s=desktop-rhs-carousels&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_w=02HJZ&pf_rd_i=ozone&pd_rd_r=1RWS1VYD2YHMH99TZJX1&psc=1

I do a lot of woodworking, and the smell of stain and polyurethane aren't nice. I do all my work, then run that thing over night, and come back to the shop and it smells fresh like a rain forest. I also use it in our vehicles. The kids often eat various things when going from school to hockey or soccer or whatever, and they inevitably spill something. Every couple of months I'll run this thing for a couple hours in the car with all the windows closed, and there is no lingering smell. Smells like new car.
 

Pagan

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Google this, putting a can off Coffee in the car to soak up smells. I dont know if they need to be grounded or just beans.
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Ozium-Sanitizer-Airborne-Eliminates-Freshener/dp/B0143M9KP6

one day I went to starbucks and grabbed my gf (now wife) a latte with the intent of bringing it to her work. I walked to my car, stepping in, and it slips out of my hand, i'm just holding the lid now, and the entire thing pours out under my driver seat.

latte is like 90% milk. day later, it's horrid. i can't shampoo it really because so much of the liquid went under my seat, not where I could reach.

A friend recommended this spray, got it from Walmart or Target. I just unloaded it under the seat and around, and it was completely gone next time i got in the car. magic.
Ozium is incredible. Everyone should have atleast a can of this in their house at all times especially if you have animals and/or kids. It amazes me at what this shit can get rid of.