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Old 07-23-2018, 05:15 PM   #1
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Dose the smell go away?

We just purchased a 2001 Bluebird rear engine bus today. Great condition drives great, seats already removed! But omg the smell! I have a very sensitive nose and our bus is extremely stinky. It smells like a garage. Dose this smell go away after you pull the flooring out and cover the engine box with framing and installation? Shew!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:21 PM   #2
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Hard to say exactly which odor you're picking up but generally speaking I'd suggest soap and water rather than just waiting for it to go away on its own!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:46 PM   #3
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Metal doesn't usually absord odors. Once you get all the permeable stuff out the smell will dissipate. Febreze anyone?
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:50 PM   #4
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Generally speaking, yes.

Paint and stain and lumber and all kinds of things will change the smell.

Now my bus smells like wood...and wet dogs.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:56 PM   #5
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It does. Ours smelled like a locker room.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:24 PM   #6
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once you teaar out all the water-logged wood and old probably partially molded seats.. or start storing your bus under a roof it will smell fine.. ultimately both of mine both smell like.. well school busses.. since im not converting.. on mine I found mold under part of the floor that had been wet.. fixed that and the mold smell went away..
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:17 PM   #7
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Thanks! I feel better now!
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