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Old 11-01-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default How to get rid of sour milk smell in the car...

This foul smell in my car is driving me crazy, I wash everything already and yet the smell is still there, some ppl says it smell like milk that went sour or something, but jesus.......... the smell just wont' go away..

what can i do to combat it, what soultion is out there to kILL it !!
i already tried perfume/odd killer spary etc, but those odo masking spary
doesnt really do ****.....

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:04 AM   #3
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It may be something under your carpet, like mildew. If you have the time/patience, I'd pull out the seats and plastic trim in the door jambs, also the rear seats and pull the carpet up to check around for the source. Even if you can't find it, You can lay down some sort of deoderizer under the carpet, while you're under there. On my friends car we spread a bunch of powder detergent to kill the odor and soak up any moisture from wet shoes, etc.
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a shower might help...

j/k Click the image to open in full size.

i'd use some carpet cleaner and steam vac the carpet Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:50 AM   #6
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Holy ****, this reminds me of a time I had a bottle of coffee creamer in my trunk (the accord ) that broke open. I normally drive the prelude in the summer so the accord just sat there in like 90 degree weather for a month before I drove it.

You honestly could not sit in the car for 5 seconds without gagging. I had to gut the trunk and take out the back seats. I scrubbed this with soap and water about 400 times and covered them in about 8 bottles of febreeze and just left them outside for like a week. I also hid a bunch of those little sheets you put in the dryer to make your clothes smell good/soft all over in the trunk.

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:57 AM   #7
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damn i supspect it is the carpet as well...
i thought it was the stain on the seat that's stinks, which it does, but
after wash the seat, the smell is still there...
i just can't seem to find the freakin source of it ..


but febreeze, is it really that effective ?
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febreeze for a temporary solution, but it might be a bigger problem.. as mentioned above
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I once stuck a chunck of rotten milk into my friends car, its been about 6months and its still there, and he still doesnt know it was me! (dont worry, the car is a POS anyways)
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take out your interior and hose er down Click the image to open in full size.
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Holy ****, this reminds me of a time I had a bottle of coffee creamer in my trunk (the accord ) that broke open. I normally drive the prelude in the summer so the accord just sat there in like 90 degree weather for a month before I drove it.

You honestly could not sit in the car for 5 seconds without gagging. I had to gut the trunk and take out the back seats. I scrubbed this with soap and water about 400 times and covered them in about 8 bottles of febreeze and just left them outside for like a week. I also hid a bunch of those little sheets you put in the dryer to make your clothes smell good/soft all over in the trunk.

Doesn't smell anymore Click the image to open in full size.
holy ***....... see, u knew the SOURCE of the foul smell.. but i have no damn clues , it seem like EVERYWHERE......... im about to head to walmart and buy Odoban solution, and like 20 bottles of febreeze


last resort..... where can i buy a whole set of new carpet for my 5h gen prelude..
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take out your interior and hose er down Click the image to open in full size.
did... seats smell okay, but odor still coming out from somewhere...
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:13 PM   #13
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k, went to walmart and buy 60 bux worth of odor remover...

i got the febreeze , baked soda, seat cleaner/washer, carpet washer, odor remover.

i first wash it with the shampoon and scrab it , then i put baking soda all over, on the seat, on the carpet and below any spot that i can put baking soda in, then i vca the whole thing off, then last step -> febreeeze all over any possible spot i can spray in my car.....


now let's just wait and see..
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get that dead hooker outta your backseat.......that's what i did. Click the image to open in full size.
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You have to actually clean up whatever's causing the odor. You can't just expect to layer other air fresheners on top of it. So you'll probably have to take out the seats and individually steam clean everything.
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You have to actually clean up whatever's causing the odor. You can't just expect to layer other air fresheners on top of it. So you'll probably have to take out the seats and individually steam clean everything.
did steam clean everything already, and odor still there therefore
the extra layer of odor remover was placed..
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did steam clean everything already, and odor still there therefore
the extra layer of odor remover was placed..
Shoot, this reminds me of the time the Mythbusters had decomposing pigs in a near-mint Corvette. Maybe your problem is that the smell got into the vents? If that's the case, shoot, i don't know. Maybe have your system on full blast as you run febreeze through the intake near the windshield?
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lol, it is not the AC or in the vent, and I don't think the pine tree air refresher
is powerful enough to overcome the odor in the car....

so far, the smell has gone down, after 3 bottles of febrezze in all the area that I supspect of the odor thats coming from, it is getting better. Spary ? nah, i just open it up and pour that **** in , so in that case, it can work better Click the image to open in full size.
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Febreze dows work pretty well. Douse every surface of the interior with it, wait a day, repeat a few times over he course of a week. There will be an improvement.

If you can get ahold of a steam cleaner, remove the seats and go to town in addition to the Febreze.
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so does steam cleaner work that well.. .

i did try the shampoon/vac setup.. but if u say steam cleaner is way better.. then
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