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Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:10 AM

Help getting rid of beer smell in car.

Beer can exploded in the car this morning. Stinks. What do I do?

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Reply Help getting rid of beer smell in car. (Original post)
3Hotdogs Jun 2018 OP
shraby Jun 2018 #1
gibraltar72 Jun 2018 #32
True Dough Jun 2018 #2
3Hotdogs Jun 2018 #3
csziggy Jun 2018 #4
jmowreader Jun 2018 #5
LeftInTX Jun 2018 #37
LeftInTX Jun 2018 #38
InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 2018 #6
OnDoutside Jun 2018 #18
InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 2018 #21
mitch96 Jun 2018 #35
unblock Jun 2018 #7
sarcasmo Jun 2018 #8
dawg day Jun 2018 #9
Lithos Jun 2018 #10
Louis1895 Jun 2018 #20
democratisphere Jun 2018 #11
raven mad Jun 2018 #12
mbusby Jun 2018 #13
LuckyCharms Jun 2018 #14
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LuckyCharms Jun 2018 #16
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #17
Cracklin Charlie Jun 2018 #24
OnDoutside Jun 2018 #19
Sedona Jun 2018 #22
shanny Jun 2018 #28
3Hotdogs Jun 2018 #23
safeinOhio Jun 2018 #25
ret5hd Jun 2018 #26
liberal N proud Jun 2018 #27
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 2018 #29
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2018 #36
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DBoon Jun 2018 #31
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3Hotdogs Jun 2018 #34

Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:13 AM

1. Maybe sprinkle baking soda all over leave it set for a while then vaccuum it up?

Baking soda absorbs smells pretty good.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 11:11 AM

32. Either a skunk, Charcoal, Vanilla. Second two are car detailers tricks.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:13 AM

2. Are your parents going to ground you?

May be best to sell this car and buy a brand new one. An upgrade will put you back in Mom and Pop's good books!

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:16 AM

3. I'm 75 years old. I wish my parents were around to be a problem. Still, the car stinks.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:19 AM

4. Try these steps

Step 1
Remove the beer stain. If the stain is still wet, soak up as much as you can with a towel and then scrub with water or soda water to dilute and soak up. If the beer has dried, wet it with water or soda water and scrub from the outer edges to the middle. Shampoo the area to get a set-in stain out. Let the upholstery dry for 24 hours.

Step 2
Sprinkle baking soda on the beer-stained area and rub it into the upholstery with your hands. Baking soda is an absorbent odor remover that can be effective on organic odors. Let it sit for a week.

Step 3
Vacuum the baking soda out of the carpet. If the beer odor still lingers in the car, move on to Step 4.

Step 4
Run an ozone generator inside your closed car according to the manufacturer's instructions. The ozone molecules break down organic molecules into gases that do not have a smell. Open the car doors for at least 15 minutes after using the ozone generator to allow the excess ozone to disperse, because it can irritate the lungs. Ozone can also corrode rubber and damage fabrics, so it should only be used sparingly and as a last resort for bad beer smells.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:24 AM

5. I recommend selling the car

If that doesn't work, have the carpet shampooed, then call around to funeral homes to see if anyone will sell you a cup of Neutrolene. That product will eradicate the smell of a rotting corpse (which is what it was invented to do) so it should work wonders on beer smell.

Oh...and quit buying beer in cans. Bottles are more durable.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 12:54 AM

37. Will Neutrolene work on my black bra without bleaching it?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 12:57 AM

38. Oh look here are the directions for Neutrolene:

Directions
Apply 6-10 sprays to the skin of the body, depending on the condition. Apply 3-6 sprays on the external genitalia. Once packed, apply 3 sprays in each nostril. Spray lightly on the outer clothing, as needed. (Note: Can be used in and on a fiberboard container by applying as needed.)

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:29 AM

6. Try whiskey or bourbon... should cover the smell.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 03:16 AM

18. Hahahaha tres drole, Monsieur !

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 04:49 AM

21. C'est vrai! Merci et j'espere pour lui bonne chance.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 11:48 AM

35. When I was a kid I always found the smell of puke over powered the smell of beer

Or wine or liquor...
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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:29 AM

7. Crack a dozen eggs and toss the contents into the car. Leave all day in the hot sun.

Trust me, you won't smell the beer any more.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:36 AM

8. Smoke some weed, that will mask the beer stink.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:41 AM

9. I had a wine bottle break on the back seat--

Put water-soaked towels on to draw as much out as possible.
Dried with a blowdryer.
Put about 3 boxes of baking soda where it had spilled.

A couple days later, vacuumed up the baking soda. No smell!

Also, leave the windows open as much as you can. There's a deodorizer you can get at the hardware store= I think it's called Air Dry. It's in a white plastic container. Leave that open under your seat. It deodorized my trunk when I'd left a sandwich in there during a heatwave.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:41 AM

10. Try an Enzymatic cleaner

Like the one used for Cat Urine. The enzymes handle a fair number of organic compounds.

Also, some of the specialty cleaners used by the steam carpet manufacturers may help if that doesn't work.

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Response to Lithos (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 04:24 AM

20. Great idea!

I was thinking the same thing.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:53 AM

11. Car shampoo system at the car wash or if you are feeling lazy,

have the vehicle detailed inside!

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:03 AM

12. Lap it up, and don't leave future beers in the car if it's cold/hot.

I had a Pepsi explode in my mom's utility room. She blamed me..............

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:16 AM

13. Fabreeze.....

...lots of it.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:59 AM

14. Dump a bottle of wine and a bottle of Jack Daniel's into the carpet.

It will mask the beer smell.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:02 AM

15. Smoke some crack, do some meth, drive it to the police station...

and ask them where their "cleaning department" is located.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:04 AM

16. Drink 13 beers, wait, then urinate on the stain.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 03:10 AM

17. I use vinegar.

When my aunt died (Arkansas) I had to bring her car back with me cross-country to Denver to sell and it smelled terrible. She was a hoarder, so it was a mixture of that awful hoarder-house smell mixed in with her White Linen perfume. Horrible. I drove with the windows open as much as possible but that did almost nothing. As soon as I got it home I filled several saucers up with vinegar and sat those on the floor mats in the car and just let it evaporate. After that I did the usual carpet and upholstery shampoo. It ended up smelling good enough to sell, although I swear I could still smell it, other couldn't.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:10 AM

24. Could try bleach.

Mold/mildew smell can be removed from old furniture by putting bleach in a shallow bowl, and closing the bowl inside a drawer (for cabinet type furniture). Leave it there for a few days, and it should remove a lot of mildew smell.

Could work for car, too, maybe.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 03:18 AM

19. Cat litter is apparently good for absorbing smells....spread it

in the car, and vacuum clean later.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 05:50 AM

22. Natures Miracle

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Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover Gallon (512504) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00025K0L2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Kj6gBb2NW2WP9

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Response to Sedona (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 09:04 AM

28. +1

 

Their enzymatic odor-neutralizing cleaners are indeed miraculous.

One time we were camping and our dog had a very close encounter with a skunk. He was an eternal optimist so it wasn't the first time and we were prepared. We used their skunk-off product on him--sorta scrubbing it on with a damp rag--and we were able to have him in the tent that night. Amazing!

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 07:34 AM

23. Thanks, guys.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:19 AM

25. First step,,,hang one of those smell things on the mirror.

Second step,,,,take it to a good car detailer who says he can handle it.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:27 AM

26. 100% sure fire way:

First, get some of the stinkiest nastiest old dirt weed you can find. Roll the windows up and burn it in an old tin can or something...but don't smoke it (because of step number 2).

Then, keeping the windows rolled up, drive rapidly up and down the street.

If the cops stop you, just explain what you are doing. It'll be cool.

After 5 or 6 days of following my advise, that smell will be gone.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:31 AM

27. Drive the speed limit

If you get pulled over the cop is not going to believe you if you say you have not been drinking.

There is a product called Ozium. It it excellent at killing odors in cars. You can get it at most automotive parts stores.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 09:15 AM

29. Move the body from the trunk to the back seat!👍🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #29)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 11:51 AM

36. hahaha

funny stuff

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 09:39 AM

30. Coffee grounds. Hang a sock full of coffee grounds in your car. They absorb odors.

Odor should go away in a few days anyway, particularly with the warmer weather, but the coffee grounds will also leave a good smell in the car. If you don't want to trade the smell of beer for coffee, then just place several boxes of Baking Soda in the car. Also absorbs odors very well without leaving a substitute odor.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 10:57 AM

31. Ozium used to work to cover marijuana smell

Might work for beer as well.

At least "some kids I knew" in high school used ozium for that purpose

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 11:13 AM

33. Maybe Mr Wolf is available...

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 11:30 AM

34. I have an ozone generator running in the car. It is helping.

Another hour and probably odor free.

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