Carpet relacement or Odor removal

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Old 06 Nov 2005, 06:58 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My 2000 Camry creampuff which still had that new car smell now stinks. My
sister left a quart of milk under the front passenger seat. It leaked and
soaked the carpet completely.(3 days before I noticed it.)
I soaked it up with paper towels, sprinkled baking powder into it, let it
dry, vaccumed it up. That helped. Then I soaked it with Odor Eaters Carpet
cleaner, let it dry. Made it worse.
Your welcome, Odor Eaters' company.
OK, replace carpet time. I don't mind too much the prices I've seen on the
internet (130-170 bucks.) But the dealers' $650 is rediculous. However I'm
afraid the aftermarket stuff may be inferior. I know I need the Mass
backing type.
I'm doing it myself. I notice instructions come with the carpet so I guess
it's pretty doable.
Anybody know a way to kill this odor?
Advice on replacing carpet? Front seats come
out. Does back seat, anything else? Special tools? Haynes manual does'nt
cover carpet replacement.

-hbuck




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Old 06 Nov 2005, 10:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 19:58:03 -0500, hbuck wrote:

> My 2000 Camry creampuff which still had that new car smell now stinks. My
> sister left a quart of milk under the front passenger seat. It leaked and
> soaked the carpet completely.(3 days before I noticed it.)
> I soaked it up with paper towels, sprinkled baking powder into it, let it
> dry, vaccumed it up. That helped. Then I soaked it with Odor Eaters Carpet
> cleaner, let it dry. Made it worse.
> Your welcome, Odor Eaters' company.
> OK, replace carpet time. I don't mind too much the prices I've seen on the
> internet (130-170 bucks.) But the dealers' $650 is rediculous. However I'm
> afraid the aftermarket stuff may be inferior. I know I need the Mass
> backing type.
> I'm doing it myself. I notice instructions come with the carpet so I guess
> it's pretty doable.
> Anybody know a way to kill this odor?
> Advice on replacing carpet? Front seats come
> out. Does back seat, anything else? Special tools? Haynes manual does'nt
> cover carpet replacement.
>
> -hbuck


ARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! I HATE MILK!!!! We had an Avalon come in smelling
like PUKE!!! Could NOT figurte out where the smell was coming from, then
we found an old milk carton under a seat.

At any rate, what you're going to want to do is try a dealer or detailer
with an Extractor. This is a machine like a super vacuum cleaner that
shoots a solution and then sucks it up.

Here's what we did with the Avalon; We went over it with the extractor,
then sprinkled Baking Soda on the carpet in the area where the milk had
been. Then, we used this other Marvel we had called an Ionizer, and left
it on for three days. We vacuumed up the Baking soda, extracted it AGAIN,
and set off a 'bomb', a deodorizer in a can that shoots for about 10
minutes. Run the heater, on recirc, with the AC on and the temp control
1/2 way. Then, we ran the ionizer again for another 2 days. When we
finally finished you couldn't smell the 'puke', but it didn't smell new,
either...

Good luck, and try to find someone that has both an ionizer and an
extractor...
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