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8/19/10 2:12pm - Original Message: 'Cigarette smell'
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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Been doing some work on the project car. The last owner was a big smoker (thats what killed him) and the interior really smells like an ashtray. I plan on getting a new carpet set when we go to MAM for our gathering in 2011.
In the mean time any ideas?
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8/19/10 2:42pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I smoked for 40 years.  Then I got my 81 and stopped!!!  I am an ex smoker now and one of the worst people to talk to about the smoking genre !!  Ebo, use vinigar with glass cleaner to get the film off the windows.  I will ask the wife, she knows all about how to remove smoke smell!!!!  In the meantime :  Are you going to MAM for vette fest this year??  Will I finally get to met the "great" ebo or will I have to wait until 2011???
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8/19/10 6:13pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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The detail shop uses an Ozone machine that kills all odors..I have seen it work..they run it in the car for a day with windows shut..I know that they take apart center consoles and anything they can to clean underneath them..that tar crap goes everywhere..if you find a good detail shop that has one they don't charge much to use it if that is all they are doing..try cleaning the glass with an ammonia based windex glass cleaner..I have even seen them use a razor blade to scrape it off with windex...hope its not that bad though..I hate smoker cars!
See you next week! I will take a wiff at it then!
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8/19/10 6:34pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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Dan'0 guna ave ta wait till 2011 bud, summer is closing fast. No complaints its been a GRRReeaattt Summer!

Rich, my "old friend" never used a lighter he lit the next one off the old one. I will not have the Red one next week. We will be drivin the "Virgin".

I'll check into that ozone machine, when it gets humid you can really smell the smoke. I detailed an old fishermens International Scout once. He used to smoke cigars. I think some times it was dried out turds. Well I did some bondo and paint work on the outside, and moma cleaned the inside. The razor blade bit brought back memmories, as that is what she used on all the windows. Good idea about cleaning under the counsol and dash areas. See ya in just a few days.

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8/19/10 6:41pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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A guy I know squirted some of that deer urine(doe) all over the carpet. Still smell like sh*t, but at least it ain't nicotine. HTHs
 
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8/19/10 7:21pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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Great Scott!  (heh thats a catchy phrase) Just my luck to find a 10 point 300 pound buck humpin my driver door. Think I'll pass on your buddys ideaLOL
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8/19/10 8:30pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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There are several ways to rid the smell young Master Ebo... Lemme offer a few fun and righteous ways to Get Er Done

1. Start smokin yerself..... You'll never notice it form then on. Honest
2. Ummmn, A nice mixture of Dawn dish soap and and your favorite soft scented fabric softener.
3. Leather Seats / dash / Door Panels... Lemon Pledge
4. Cut a Pine Branch and place it under the seats / close the door roll up the winderz, park in the sun.
5. Buy all new interior it will smell like $$$$$

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8/19/10 8:46pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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You forgot the easiest and least expensive way.  Go to the drug store or supper market.  Drug stores have shorter lines normally.  GO to the area that sells cold medicine and purchase a small jar of Vicks Vaper Rub. 

Do not use a lot now.  About all you will need will fit on the end of your little finger.  Put some on your little finger and then put it in your nose.  It will clear your head and hide the smell.


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8/19/10 9:00pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Tux, I wet myself on that first one!LOL I so love you guysClap
I figure the only way to get most of the smell out is to replace the whole carpet set. Plus the drivers leather seat will need a new hide put on it. I was just hopin to do sumptin in the mean time. I have lots of pine branches.LOL
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8/19/10 10:39pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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ebo,

I haven't had a smoke for almost 2 months now. I'll be payin' close attention to what gives you the best results.

Actually, when I clean the windows with "Stoner's" brand glass cleanor the whole car smells clean and smoke free.

Let us know what works best for you and I hope I'll see you before this Corvette season is over.

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8/19/10 10:56pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Fabreeze will help temporarily. Good stuff.
The "ozone"machine will absolutely do it. I have one in the house...I used to be a "dealer" for them. They will definitely clean the air, and make it smell like it just rained.....ahhhhhh......
You can also use them in the bed to kill bed critters, and make the mattresses smell better....just put it under the covers, and let it run.
I've had the one I've got for about12-13 years, and it has run non-stop since I've had it. I did have to turn it off recently tho...the fan motor in it finally took a dump...Cry

Try the Fabreeze, and see how ya like it. It won't get rid of the source of the nasty smell, but it WILL smell better on your drives....


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8/20/10 10:23am - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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8/20/10 3:33pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Dry some vanilla  in a bowl, with a cloth. It should help, we used it in rooms with cat and dog urine!

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8/27/10 1:08pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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If you get the spray kind of Fabreze, and  use it a LOT, it will pretty much get rid of the smell over time.  I bought a Blazer that was overpowering, and after a few weeks, you couldn't  smell it at all unless it was wet.  I sprayed it on the entire interior every couple of days.

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8/27/10 7:44pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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That Fabreze is some good sh*t and so is the lemon Pledge!!  Thank God a smoker didn't own my car before I bought it...EEEEWWWWW!  Another thing that helps get rid of smoke smell is to leave the windows rolled down in the cold air.....you might have to do it a couple of times, but it does work.  Good luck you Ebo Thing!LOL
 


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8/27/10 9:49pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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[QUOTE=greypoupon69]That Fabreze is some good sh*t and so is the lemon Pledge!!  Thank God a smoker didn't own my car before I bought it...EEEEWWWWW!  Another thing that helps get rid of smoke smell is to leave the windows rolled down in the cold air.....you might have to do it a couple of times, but it does work.  Good luck you Ebo Thing!LOL
 
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8/29/10 2:33pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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Yeppers, Girlfriend.................don't forget to check out the cold fresh air thing for the cancer stick smell.Wink
 


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8/29/10 8:21pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]Fabreeze will help temporarily. Good stuff.
The "ozone"machine will absolutely do it. I have one in the house...I used to be a "dealer" for them. They will definitely clean the air, and make it smell like it just rained.....ahhhhhh......
You can also use them in the bed to kill bed critters, and make the mattresses smell better....just put it under the covers, and let it run.
I've had the one I've got for about12-13 years, and it has run non-stop since I've had it. I did have to turn it off recently tho...the fan motor in it finally took a dump...Cry

Try the Fabreeze, and see how ya like it. It won't get rid of the source of the nasty smell, but it WILL smell better on your drives....
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ah Jethro......................no comment.....................Confused

I used to smoke a lot. One day while fishing in Florida I left my live shrimp in the backseat. I didn't drive the car again for about a week, and it sat in the hot sun . OK so smoke smell gone...................................and the car from then on smelled like...........well................( get yer mind outa the gutter)........rotten shrimp until the day I sold it.
Worked fer me.Wink



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8/29/10 10:20pm - Reply: 'Cigarette smell'
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T , ...   man you are leavin the door wide open here .............I'm tinkin it arent guna b purtty.

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