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Old 08-24-2009, 09:29 AM
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New irritating issue

My new interior is great and all, and I love the carpet, gives everything a finished look.

However, the smell is starting to really bug me. It STILL smells like carpet glue/new carpet after like 2 months. I've been letting it sit with the windows open as much as possible, and usually drive with the windows down.

Any suggestions on a deoderizor?
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:28 AM
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Any suggestions on a deoderizor?
Febreeze? I saw on TV where it works for that teenager's room so it should be able to handle your carpet
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:32 AM
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Obviously it's still outgassing, probably the fire retardant they used. That stuff is nasty.

Never had the issue of new car plastic outgassing like that, our 4Runner was almost 3 years old when we got it. And my truck, yeah. Of course the Tuffy arm rest did outgas for a while I think. :-)

I would personally encourage the outgassing rather than cover it up with shampoo or something. It's still there and you're still breathing it in, even if it doesn't smell as much.

Probably be thinking along the lines of keeping the windows almost totally up in the sun to get the inside really hot and then run an air filter with some sort of carbon filter. Probably a fan to keep the air from settling inside.

My thinking would along the lines of rigging up something like this filter:



With a couple of these carbon pre-filters:

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:37 AM
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vomit, wet dogs, beer, fishing.. just some of the many ways to alter vehicle carpet smell. Let me know if you need more!!

And nice fab work, again!
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FWIW, I use Febreeze on WilderNest fabrics that have a musty smell, usually from mold that gets started in the fabric when they are folded up wet and not dried out. The fabric itself can stink, but mostly it's the foam in the mattress and the fabric of the mattress cover, curtains, etc. Washing that stuff works OK but Febreeze and Lysol work much, much better to make the stink go away permanently.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:57 AM
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Not a bad idea!

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Obviously it's still outgassing, probably the fire retardant they used. That stuff is nasty.

Never had the issue of new car plastic outgassing like that, our 4Runner was almost 3 years old when we got it. And my truck, yeah. Of course the Tuffy arm rest did outgas for a while I think. :-)

I would personally encourage the outgassing rather than cover it up with shampoo or something. It's still there and you're still breathing it in, even if it doesn't smell as much.

Probably be thinking along the lines of keeping the windows almost totally up in the sun to get the inside really hot and then run an air filter with some sort of carbon filter. Probably a fan to keep the air from settling inside.

My thinking would along the lines of rigging up something like this filter:



With a couple of these carbon pre-filters:

I thought about an idea like this briefly...The issue is, I don't have any of that stuff, and, since my whole interior cost me about 70 bucks, including lumber, I'm not going to spend a boat load on a filtration system.

If I can get my hands on something borrowed or for free, I'll go for it, but I'm not looking to spend big bucks.

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vomit, wet dogs, beer, fishing.. just some of the many ways to alter vehicle carpet smell. Let me know if you need more!!

And nice fab work, again!
Thank you sir! And excellent suggestions!

I'll have to try the beer/fishing...Hope to avoid the vomit/wet dog smell..Those don't seem pleasant!
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:03 AM
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Forgot to add that the next fab installation will be to move the lower link mounts down on the axle tube. They are currently sitting above the centerline, which adds considerable pressure to the upper link. They used to be just slightly below the centerline, but, when I rotated the axle upward to get my pinion set properly, they moved up too high.

Moving them down should give a slightly better ride too, although it will shoot my anti-squat numbers, so I'll have to re-calculate everything and move the upper accordingly. Good thing its adjustable!

And, since I can take them off easy breezy now, why not?
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I thought about an idea like this briefly...The issue is, I don't have any of that stuff, and, since my whole interior cost me about 70 bucks, including lumber, I'm not going to spend a boat load on a filtration system.
Yeah, I dig that. You'll not be surprised to hear that I don't have any of that stuff to lend out...

OTOH, maybe rent a carpet steamer and give it a good cleaning? Might just be that simple and usually the most obvious answer is the right one.
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Not a bad idea!


I'll have to try the beer/fishing...Hope to avoid the vomit/wet dog smell..Those don't seem pleasant!
Just avoid taking Natalie on any shelf road/big rock trails and you should be OK!
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Yeah, I dig that. You'll not be surprised to hear that I don't have any of that stuff to lend out...

OTOH, maybe rent a carpet steamer and give it a good cleaning? Might just be that simple and usually the most obvious answer is the right one.
I think that might be the ticket for the first go around! If that doesn't work, I can start looking into more drastic measures!

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Just avoid taking Natalie on any shelf road/big rock trails and you should be OK!
BTDT, Lesson learned. She either gets out now, or just doesn't go! LOL
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