Can you ever get rid of dog smell?

Can you ever get rid of dog smell?

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CoolHands

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14,416 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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A car I want to buy smells reasonably faintly of dog (owner had dogs at least in the car sometimes obvs I don’t know how often).

Do you think you can ever truly get rid of it? I know many people fail. My brother had a Honda that smelled faintly of dog initially and he though he could live with it and bought it. But it got stronger and stronger (I assume the seller had managed to mask it at point of sail), so it stank! And never went in the 3 or 4 years he owned it! vomit

Hence I don’t really want to risk it (I hate dogs), but I’m wondering if I’m being over sensitive

anonymous-user

27 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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Start smoking ?

Sterillium

21,824 posts

198 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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The only way I've gotten the smell out completely has been with a carpet washer; several goes at it, with some kind of "Shake 'n Vac" type powder assault between washes (it kind of absorbs the smell a bit I think).

sean ie3

500 posts

109 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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I think a portable handheld steamcleaner would help, they can be bought cheaply or you could use a professional valetor.

CoolHands

Original Poster:

14,416 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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I would be willing to take the seats out and jet wash or steam clean the carpet even, but I just don’t know if that would work / is sufficient. They may have been on the seats which are alantara with leather edges so much more difficult to not spoil (ie couldn’t jet wash them)

TEKNOPUG

16,200 posts

178 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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Steam clean it .The steam kills the bacteria that is causing the smell. Shampoo just masks the smell but it will come back again.

elanfan

5,050 posts

200 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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Enzyme spray. Control 1 is one I know there are others. It will ‘eat’ the smell

anonymous-user

27 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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1. Steaming (not dog poop). I mean a steamer
2. A can of air con clean. Run one after the other rather than in tandem
3. Disinfectant on surfaces.
4. Keeping smellies in the car. I had a used yankee candle jar. Placed it in a cup holder
5. Only with vigilance and on a heat proof mat. I have used a Price’s odour remover candle to success in the past
6. Being a lady and following Ms Hinch. A dryer sheet with a few drops of zoflora on it. You cannot beat this. One under each seat. A few in the boot. It will eat the odour right up. Leave overnight. Replace. Then leave for 24 hours or longer.
7. Silicone beads sometimes work as well. They can absorb odours too but take more goes.

HTH

NicheMonkey

393 posts

101 months

Wednesday 15th September 2021
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TEKNOPUG said:
Steam clean it .The steam kills the bacteria that is causing the smell. Shampoo just masks the smell but it will come back again.
This in spades, I tried the shampoo but it came back very quickly. Got me a steam cleaner and it did the trick. I'm still getting the dog hairs out though rage

Helps if you take the seats out and do the whole carpet but thats a big job and don't forget the headliner too lol

Chris32345

1,769 posts

35 months

Thursday 16th September 2021
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Give it a good clean then get a ozone generator in th car

aparna

1,156 posts

10 months

Wednesday 13th October 2021
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Get dogs?

I’ve got dogs they go everywhere with me all the time and I can’t smell anything at all

elanfan

5,050 posts

200 months

Thursday 14th October 2021
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aparna said:
Get dogs?

I’ve got dogs they go everywhere with me all the time and I can’t smell anything at all
Bet everyone else can.

Jack_and_MLE

607 posts

212 months

Thursday 21st October 2021
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There is this youtuber who restores old BMW and he has been using ozone making machine to "kill" smells in cars.

IAmTheWalrus

377 posts

17 months

Thursday 16th December 2021
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Buy a vax machine...

paintman

6,779 posts

163 months

Thursday 16th December 2021
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Old trade customer of mine (a small used van seller) wouldn't take a van as a p/ex if it smelled of dogs or had been used to transport dogs.

On the other hand, Richard Dewis of Northants used to specialise in ex police vehicles & couldn't get enough dog vans as they flew out of the door to small builders - but then I doubt the builders were overly concerned about doggy aromas...

CoolHands

Original Poster:

14,416 posts

168 months

Thursday 16th December 2021
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I bought a BISSELL SpotClean Pro (that's a brand of wet vac) and used with Valet Pro Enzyme Odour Eater (you water down by certain amount ie use at 10% or whatever) which I used on the carpet, and seats. I also took the seats out in order to do so. As well as cleaned entire interior with Bilt Hamber Surfex HD.

It is A1and doesn't smell at all.



Have to get brave:





Edited by CoolHands on Thursday 16th December 19:59