How do you get rid of the smell of petrol in under 24 hours...?

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  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    One of the gerry cans leaked on the way to the marina yesterday, and as I went straight to work, the litre of unleaded sloshing around in the boot of the estate soaked in nicely to the carpet which then dried, trickled through my bum bag and made new lifeforms out of the polystyrene balls inside, before finally settling into the spare tyre well, where it reacted nicely with the foam sound deadening and poured like crude sludge out of the drain hole onto the drive way.

    It also collected H's fleece, which I hurridly put into the washing machine with all her other clothes. The ploy was to camoflague the disaster of the fleece's contamination with the added bonus of being seen to do 'something around the house'. Although I succeeded in lessening the aroma of "eau de persian gulf" on the fleece, i merely added it to all her other clothes in the machine. And the machine as well. Scored big points with that one I can assure you. :rolleyes:

    Having cleared up that mess i am just left with a slight aroma which causes cerebal bleeds within 2 mins with the windows up, and slight nervousness when ever i flick an electric switch.

    Everything is dry, but it stinks... any clever ideas... i'm electing to nuke it with carpet cleaner, but not holding out much hope.

    "She" has gone to her parents.
    The bean bag is on it's 3rd rinse.
    The windows of the car have been open for 4 hours, it's still not safe to smoke inside.

    It's definitely shooting related because with me included, the 4 of us need the wagon to get to Wendover tomorrow afternoon for the GP.

    If we turn up blue faced, staggering and bleeding from our noses you will know the efforts failed.

    Bugger.
     
  2. chrispro97

    chrispro97 New Member

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    your not smoking again are you rob,carpet claner spray like mad rob and then wet and dry vac
     
  3. RobF

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    if i was, i couldn't ! :D
     
  4. steg

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    I'd clip a 'no smoking around me' sign to that gimp coat of yours tomorrow:D:D
     
  5. Delphinus

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    If you can stand with the smell hot water with 10-15% of vinegar can do the trick at least in part, after dry you can repeat the process with a good carpet cleaner.
     
  6. neilL

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    Just a half-baked guess but you need something which will absorb the smell/vapour - How about a bag of cat litter pellets? Maybe the wood/sawdust ones but I would try both. Reasonably easy to remove them afterwards.
    Good luck but at least it is forecast to be a windy day tomorrow :)

    Neil
     
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    Charcoal lumps ? BBQ type but not with the easy starter added fuel!! Coffee grounds, sodium bicarbonate?
     
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  8. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Bicarbonate of soda,

    If you leave some in a dish it will absorb the smell, or you can rub some in (the more the better) and then vacuum it out later.
     
  9. RobF

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    Cheers guys... i am attacking the car with all sorts of manner of potions... it's been cleaned to within an inch of it's life... will see how it fairs and try the bicarb overnight :)

    Smelling promising :D
     
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  11. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Rob,

    Fill amedium sized box with grass cuttings and leave it in the boot for 48 hours, have no idea why it works, but it works.
     

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