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post #1 of 15 Old 06-25-2020, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Cigarette smoke smell removal

Hello, I just purchased a 04 TJ. It has a bad cigarette smell, that I used as a negotiate a lower price. Is there any tricks that you have done to elimate the smoke smell? I will get around to removing seats and carpet and clean them.

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-26-2020, 09:10 AM
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Ozium used to work well for other than cigarette smoke back in the 70's..... or so I was told
But now steam clean the carpets and spray all the surfaces with Fabreeze. I've used it with real success.
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post #3 of 15 Old 06-26-2020, 09:56 AM
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Ozium works temporarily. I have had success by removing seats and carpets, treating with upholstery cleaner, and then pressure washing.

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post #4 of 15 Old 06-28-2020, 09:02 AM
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Maybe some kind of air purifier could help? Or steam cleaners?
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You can always smoke a lot of pot in the car. (not driving of course) Then it will no longer smell like cigarettes.






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Chlorine bombs work well.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=chlorine+c...as&ia=shopping


They even remove dead body smell

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Thanks for all the advice. Over the weekend, I removed the seats and carpet. I steam cleaned the seats, and then sprayed with odoban. The carpet has been washed and sprayed off three times. Im still getting yellow brown nasty water out of them, so they are now soaking in a citrus based cleaner. I hosed the tub out. I also used one of the turtle wax car bombs in it. Hopefully will have all put back together tomorrow. Front seats are in now, and so far, so good.

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post #8 of 15 Old 06-29-2020, 10:18 AM
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Cigg smoke odor is tough to get rid of totally. The smoke leaves a smelly residue on everything behind the dash, on the wiring and in the heater ducts.
There are duct cleaner sprays that can help neutralize any stink coming from the HVAC system.

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post #9 of 15 Old 06-30-2020, 02:10 AM
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Treat with upholstery cleaner everything you took out, the carpets and seats, should be enough cause these are likely retaining the smell to begin with.
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-01-2020, 04:03 AM
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Wash hard surfaces with vinegar Wiping down plastic interior surfaces will help to remove any residue contributing to the smoke smell.
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you can rent an ozone generator at most equipment rental places. put it inside, and crank it up. put a battery charger on your car, and turn on the climate control (fan) and leave it on low. (battery charger saves the battery while doing this) let it run overnight. check it out in the morning. open it up, let it air out for a minute or so, and hop in and take a sniff. if the smell is still there, close it up, and run it for another 8 hours. be sure to run the fan on low, so you are cleaning out the insides of the vents and duct-work.

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Chlorine bombs work well.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=chlorine+c...as&ia=shopping


They even remove dead body smell
NOTHING takes out cadaver smell!

I had a sweet '71 442 that I picked up super cheap because the guy that owned it had a heart attack and ran off the road. They didn't find him for 9 days. I junk yarded seats, new carpet AND padding and even changed out the dash. If you got in it after it sat in the sun closed you could still smell a kind of bad cheese and urine smell.
I had always heard about that mythical Corvette deal and thought it was just an urban legend. Not so much after I had one. I ended up selling it break even.
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Cigg smoke odor is tough to get rid of totally. The smoke leaves a smelly residue on everything behind the dash, on the wiring and in the heater ducts.
There are duct cleaner sprays that can help neutralize any stink coming from the HVAC system.
+1

I used to be a heavy smoker and when I tried selling my first house my realtor received numerous complaints about the cigarette smell. I had stopped smoking in the house many weeks before putting it on the market. I cleaned the whole house from top to bottom, still had complaints. Hired some professionals to make it shine, still got complaints. Steam cleaned all the carpet, still got complaints. What finally worked was having the HVAC system cleaned (they also left some kind of smell neutralizer pellets/containers in the vents). No more complaints, finally sold the house.

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post #14 of 15 Old 07-11-2020, 12:40 PM
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I had this same problem many years ago and nothing worked. But looks like you have better advice and suggestions compared to what I did, and I did a lot...please keep us updated if anything worked, I know someone who wants to sell a vehicle super cheap because of the smoke smell but I am reluctant to buy it.
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-17-2020, 12:29 PM
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for carpets and cloth seats I boil water and use whatever brand carpet cleaner you prefer (mix after you boil the water) take it out in the hot pot mix the carpet cleaner in and pour directly into the fabric. I use my wet dry shop vac to pull it out almost immediately. wash rinse repeat a few times. this works best in the summer to help dry out the the bit you cant pull out with the vacuum. Then I sprayed Ozium directly on the fabric seal up for a few hours in the sun then open it up and let it finish drying.

This has worked for everything except the salmon that spilled into my rear seat.

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