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    • FunLovinCriminal
    • By FunLovinCriminal 14th Oct 16, 9:41 AM
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    Car Smell
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:41 AM
    Car Smell 14th Oct 16 at 9:41 AM
    I know, I know, not a nice title and probably wrong place to post - but am desperate.
    A while a go I was sent to collect a order from Costa that included a hazlenut late with whipped cream. The top was not placed on the coffee correctly and now the car stinks.
    I have tried vanish and yesterday carpet cleaner but the car still smells of off milk. Not good.
    Any ideas on what I can do to shift the smell??
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    • rob7475
    • By rob7475 14th Oct 16, 1:49 PM
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    I'd maybe try some dettol spray (test in a small area first). That should get rid of the smell. Another option is a carpet shampooer if you have access to one?
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 14th Oct 16, 1:57 PM
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    I hear baking soda is good to eliminating smells. Never tried it though.

    Sounds like you need a stronger chemical to break it down, or you have missed a spot or two!! May take a few applications to remove the smell compltely. Febreeze is maybe your friend also.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 14th Oct 16, 2:01 PM
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    Steam clean it.
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 14th Oct 16, 2:54 PM
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    Oust, odour neutraliser is quite effective!
    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 14th Oct 16, 2:58 PM
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    Bicarb of soda, sprinkle generously over the effected area, leave overnight then hoover off, repeat if needed.
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    • Eenymeeny
    • By Eenymeeny 15th Oct 16, 9:14 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 9:14 AM
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    A bundle of old newspapers carried around on the back seat for a few days absorbed the smell when young son was sick in there. Worth a try and very MSE!
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    • hc25036
    • By hc25036 15th Oct 16, 11:34 AM
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    You need to find every spot where it landed and use the tricks above. We still talk about Mrs hc's Focus that had a full pot of cream spilled on the back seat - seats out and pressure-washed, carpet out and washed and it still smelled for 2 years!
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