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Old 07-08-2006, 03:00 PM
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Question Getting pet odor out of cloth interior

Hello all,

I'm looking at a used VW, but there is definite pet odor in the car. It has cloth interior.

I do have access to a professional steam cleaner and was wondering if it is possible to get the odor out of the car.

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Old 07-09-2006, 12:55 PM
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It really depends on where the odor is imbedded. Cleaning might reduce the effect, but if it's like a car that's been owned by a smoker, then more drastic measures, like the use of activated charcoal or an ozone generator might be necessary.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:07 PM
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My wife quit smoking a couple of years ago but had smoked in her Honda Passport for several years. She kept *****ing about the smell in the Honda so I bought an ozone generator on ebay for around $200. It's an industrial grade one. Don't get the cheap plastic ones. Anyway, ran it in the Honda for a half hour with the car off and a half hour with it on and the AC running. Smells are completely gone. I highly recommend buying one. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:52 PM
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Thanks, guys.

The car is a used one at a dealership. They did say they planned to detail the car and run an ozone air-purifier in it to get rid of the pet odor.

But as it turns out, I will likely be purchasing a new '06 Jetta TDI this week. My step-sister knows the owner of the largest DC area VW dealership, so we're seeing him this week to cut a deal. Wish me luck!
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:37 AM
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My boss tells me he has had success removing the seats, then taking the fabric covers themselves off and having them drycleaned. $50 for seat covers front and back. He said the cars he has done were not that tough to get the covers back on...
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:52 AM
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your E320

Hey, Stefano, good luck with the Jetta. I noticed you're planning to sell your E320. I might be interested. I'm thinking about buying one for my daughter and I noticed you're in Reston. I'm in Fairfax.
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