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Old 04-28-2021, 03:07 AM   #1
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Stank Removal! For real y'all!!!

I doubt my stank face picture will upload, so aside from that, raise your hand if you know how to get the hobo ass reek (you know what I'm talking about) out of my *new* 97 Chevy Astro? Naturally, it's concentrated in the space between the two front seats. So far, I've tried resolve, simple green, clorox wipes and straight hydrogen peroxide. Tearing out the section of floor carpet is a last resort.

Literally any tips are SOOOOO appreciated!
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:47 AM   #2
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I have smelled that in other GM cars and trucks smells like someone peed in the seats. I wonder if it is the seat foam rotting?
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:52 AM   #3
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This works pretty well, but might take a couple of "sessions" to fully eliminate the a$$ emanation from your carpet!

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I have removed the interior carpet in many of my vehicles, taken it to the driveway on a hill and hosed it down, and scrubbed with detergent, and rinsed, and rinsed, and rinsed again. One truck smelled like mold before, all gone after. It is a day-long project, yea, removing all the seats and trim and all, but worth it, especially if you are spending a lot of time in it or outright living in it. Plus you will want to let the carpet dry in the sun for another day or two. Maybe even replace the underpadding with new stuff.



If only I could remove the stank from the rubber floor in my bus. Better than the bare metal floor, I guess? Can't remove it until I remove all the windows on one side (the other side is done) and re-seal them, or they will ruin the new floor. Can't remove the windows when it rains and rains and rains, and rains....
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:53 PM   #5
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I have smelled that in other GM cars and trucks smells like someone peed in the seats. I wonder if it is the seat foam rotting?
That actually sounds logical for what I'm experiencing! Thank you, village, ���� ���� ����
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Whoamygosh, I was thinking of trying to bury it under a cooler or some barrier to keep it at bay. It will probably get worse in summer. Guh. That's great tip!
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I would simply remove all the carpet and its padding and be done with it.
Rubber mats.
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:41 AM   #8
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I would simply remove all the carpet and its padding and be done with it.
Rubber mats.
Yeppers. I was wasting my time (or learning about the limits of cleansers). Ha! The whole thing has to come out.

Thanks for the tips and helps!
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I have smelled that in other GM cars and trucks smells like someone peed in the seats. I wonder if it is the seat foam rotting?
As a professional upholsterer I've never smelled a smell from rotting foam plenty of fart soaked foam but never from the foam breaking down.
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you might try an ozone generator. you can generally find a commercial one on ebay for less than a hundred bucks. three or four 30 minute sessions. I use it for smoke remediation in homes that are damaged by fires, and for de-stinking rental units.
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An ozone generator worked for me in the cab of my new, used pickup. It got rid of cigarette smoke smell and dog smells. You can buy one on amazon for $50, use it, and sell it on craigslist for $30. Or keep it for future projects. They are about the size of a small toaster oven.
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