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Old 01-02-2018, 06:08 PM
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Rub-a-Bud into the spot.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:15 PM
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Once it dries out maybe an ozone generator or boil a pot of coffee in the truck with windows closed. But I would just enjoy the smell!
You can rent commercial ozone generators through several major rental houses. Warning though, not good for your leather seats if you have them.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:19 PM
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You can rent commercial ozone generators through several major rental houses. Warning though, not good for your leather seats if you have them.
I didn't know that! What does ozone do to leather?
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Seems to be a common problem - Google "hoppes 9 stain removal". In addition to the above, activated charcoal, pet pee deodorizer, and denatured alcohol have been suggested. But I haven't seen anyone say anything worked, just "try this".

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He could always throw a used diaper back there, that would definitely over power the hoppes smell.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:40 PM
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I didn't know that! What does ozone do to leather?
No clue, other than ruins it. Starts cracking and falling apart
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
No clue, other than ruins it. Starts cracking and falling apart
Maybe rapidly oxidzes it? Just a guess.
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Maybe rapidly oxidzes it? Just a guess.
Not sure. When I worked for the rental company we had a lot of equipment to supplement the needs of the remediation companies. When we first started carrying the ozone machines, the local serve pro owner told us about it. Coworker didn’t believe him, and stuck one in his truck to get rid of the wet dog and pot smell. A couple of weeks later and it was looking pretty sad.
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I'd say rubber mats with a lip but that horse is out of the barn now. Vacuum it with a wet dry vac (with water in the vac of course) and spread around several pie pans, some with baking soda and some with cheap coffee. If you have leather, I'd listen to the above and not use ozone.
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Try fabreeze. My son left the door open on the bait freezer in the garage during a heat wave over the summer. Had boxes of bunker and clam chum and lots of spearing, squid and other stuff. All melted and flowed out onto the floor. We went away for a few days and when we got back to the house we noticed a problem as we approached the house. Going inside - we considered moving. Smell was unbelievable. The smell got into everything.
We cleaned it out with soap and water, then some clorox, and the smell was still there. Then we used fabreeze - many times, and got rid of the smell. it saved the house.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:59 PM
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It's soaked into the padding underneath the carpet, Pull it up, remove the padding (or replace it). Clean the carpet with low odor mineral spirits and then let it air out for a few days.

I've always liked the smell of Hoppe's #9.

Ozone won't touch it. if it's soaked into the carpet and padding until you get that cleaned up.
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Most auto carpet in the last 15 years or so has rubber backing. Steam cleaning should take care of it.
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Just to update...I scrubbed the carpet 3 times with warm water and some Dawn dish soap. Shop vac'd it as dry as I could get and let it air dry for a couple of days (although temp was below freezing here for over a week). That helped a little, but not much. So, I put a couple of Bounce dryer sheets on the floor and covered it with a small towel. Now it smelled like a combination of Hoppes and Bounce "fresh air"...only not so fresh. So, after a couple of days of smelling that nasty combo, I then dumped half a box of baking soda on the carpet, rubbed it in, and let it sit overnight. Shop vac'd that up and then dumped the other half box, let it sit another night and shop vac'd again. I am pleased to say the the baking soda appears to have worked, the odor is gone for the most part. Can still catch a whiff of it occasionally, but not really noticeable. However, anything you put on that area of the carpet, like plastic grocery bags, still smells very strongly of Hoppes #9. So, as someone recommended very early in the thread, I traded the truck today. It was a good truck and I will miss it. I just hope whoever gets it likes the smell of powder solvent.
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So did you special order the new truck with the Hoppes scent?
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It's a toss-up which smells better Hoppes or G96
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roll up 4 or 5 fat joints and park in a shady area with the windows up and smoke out then get a felony forest for the rear view mirror
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Sorry to hear about the result.

Takeaways - Get mats like Husky or Weather Tech instead of carpet mats. Switch to synthetic cleaner, lubricant, preserver (CLP) that does not smell.

Hoppes now has their own line of synthetic which was likely developed due to the smell of #9 - The Hoppe’s Elite® cleaning line was designed with the active hunter and shooter in mind. A complete departure from our traditional Hoppe’s No. 9 solvent, this high-tech, odorless technology outperforms the standard cleaners and oils on the shelf today.

Everything happens for a reason - enjoy your new truck
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I didn't know that! What does ozone do to leather?
Ozone oxidizes the leather, making symptoms of aging appear sooner. Ozone will adversely affect most plastics, rubber and other soft parts to some degree.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
Ozone oxidizes the leather, making symptoms of aging appear sooner. Ozone will adversely affect most plastics, rubber and other soft parts to some degree.
Poppycock!

I run one every evening in my mancave when heading upstairs after my cigar for the night. Leather couches, flatscreen, haven’t been affected at all.

In the morning it smells like a fresh rainstorm. Been doing this for 4 years and no effects on anything but smell

BTW an ozone generator is what the dealership he traded to will use and in 10 minutes it will be like new.

My step dad made the mistake of leaving bait in his suburban and leaving for a week in the NC summer sun. He tried everything to get the smell gone. He drove up a few months later and I put the generator in the truck, turned the AC on full and set the generator for 20 minutes. Checked it in an hour and all smell gone
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post
It's soaked into the padding underneath the carpet, Pull it up, remove the padding (or replace it). Clean the carpet with low odor mineral spirits and then let it air out for a few days.

I've always liked the smell of Hoppe's #9.

Ozone won't touch it. if it's soaked into the carpet and padding until you get that cleaned up.
ditto; replace the padding
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