1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What is the best way to get rid of SMOKING smell in car?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by The-Natural, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. The-Natural
    Offline

    The-Natural New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Hi,
    So my car is a month old and i purchased it from a smoker.
    He used to smoke with his windows open but the smell is still there.
    I went to a detailing workshop and they tried their best but there is still some smell left.
    Everytime i leave the car for a few hours and come back, when i open the door its like death...
    when i start the engine and open the windows its gone.
    I need a permanent solution.
    Can someone help?
    thanks
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 22, 2014]

  3. chris.vincent3
    Offline

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Fabreeze and a million Xmas tree air fresheners?
    #2
  4. chris.vincent3
    Offline

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Don't forget to spray the headlining, just go in there with a new bottle of fabreeze and don't come out until its empty and everything is sprayed. I hate the smell of smoke so I could only imagine how annoying it is every time you get in your benson and hedges, i mean pride and joy...
    #3
  5. leach76
    Offline

    leach76 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    certain companys do what they call bombs to put in your car,we have had them used for cars at work when things like paint have been spilled or there has been a fire in the car they neutralise the odours
    #4
  6. Richh999
    Offline

    Richh999 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Put a couple of open pots with vinegar in around the car over night for a few days and this absorbs the smell.. Does make the car smell of vinegar for a few weeks but its better than smoke..
    #5
  7. A3Craig
    Offline

    A3Craig Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Had this problem with my previous car and tried every thing from coffee granules and white vinegar but didn't really work, then I got a odour bomb off eBay and it has been a permantly fix, it's been about 8months since I done it and still no smell of smoke
    #6
  8. A3Craig
    Offline

    A3Craig Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Put this item number in eBay 110928639640
    #7
  9. The-Natural
    Offline

    The-Natural New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Thank you all.
    I will use the Odor Bomb.
    I heard about i several times.
    Just ordered it.
    Thanks.
    #8
  10. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,503
    Likes Received:
    1,273
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    If that doesnt work, then carpet & headlining out & give the a proper wash, if doesnt fix then swap these bits for used or new.
    #9
  11. chris.vincent3
    Offline

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    To elaborate on what NHN said, if for a slim chance you have a 3 door with cloth interior I have a set in my garage i would happily swap over for nothing if your local to me.
    #10
  12. The-Natural
    Offline

    The-Natural New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    I am from Israel...
    Its not close.
    I wish it was :)
    #11
  13. chris.vincent3
    Offline

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Feb 24, 2013]
    haha not even close at the slightest. Hope you get it sorted, the bombs sound like they will do the job.
    #12
  14. MacrosTheBlack
    Offline

    MacrosTheBlack Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    If you have access to a wet shampoo vacuum cleaner I'd give that a go on the carpets, seats and rooflining (if possible). When using the odour bomb probably a good idea to have the internal only air recirculation on so that it's pulled through the vents too. I'd also replace the pollen filter up behind the glove box too.

    Good luck! Horrible having a smokers car, yuk.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
    #13
  15. Blackie_No1
    Offline

    Blackie_No1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    Can you get Autoglym products out there? They do a good product to lift bad smells
    #14
  16. icekay
    Offline

    icekay Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    Use AutoGlym Interior Shampoo
    #15
  17. Robhullfury
    Offline

    Robhullfury New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    I've used an odour bomb before worked a treat. Can buy them to clean your aircon system at the same time.
    #16
  18. icekay
    Offline

    icekay Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    Does the odour bomb not leave a powdery residue ?
    #17
  19. Robhullfury
    Offline

    Robhullfury New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    Mine didn't seem too
    #18
  20. Dicky A
    Offline

    Dicky A More boooooost!

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 25, 2013]
    This stuff has been a regular in my wash kit for ages now. I spray headlining and carpets and it keeps the S3 smelling fresh as a daisy.

    [​IMG]
    #19

Share This Page