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Down side to a barn find:Getting rid of the smell

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 51delivery, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Truthfully here is what I would do ,Carefully remove interior ,Take out and clean thouroughly ,Bissel carpet cleaners work great,After that wire brush and rustoleum floor,Patch if necessary and let dry and reinstall,
  2. Fordtudor37
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 273


    Vacuum out as much as you can, then moth ball the hell out of it !

    Gave it about 2-3 days then open it up to air it out.
  3. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    The APPLE thing works ...

    I got a old car that the previous owner smoked a LOT in. SMOKE smell so bad you had to ride with the windows down.

    I put a few CUT apples in the floor and changed them every week or so for a month.

    You would never know a cigarette was ever lit in the car now.

  4. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 904

    Paul B

    Had great results with the aerosal can from the auto paint store.
  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,473


    GOOD FACE MASK! You don't want to inhale rat piss and shit. I'd be careful were you blow out all the debris.
  6. drs47ford
    Joined: Sep 5, 2010
    Posts: 108

    from Western NY

    X3 with the baking soda. Also try some some of those carpet fresh products. It's a powder you sprinkle on the carpets. Let it sit for a while and then vacuum.
  7. scottydc
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 129

    from Waco TX

    until you get the smell out throw you some moth balls in there because as long as it stinks its going to be a major attraction for other rodents.
  8. slim tempo
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 412

    slim tempo

    Open 23 cans of Dr. Pepper and shake over everything in the interior. Let stand 3-4 weeks, tear out everything and start fresh.
  9. Ferndog1
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 5

    from Baltimore

    Open a box of moth balls and leave it in there for a while. It's worked for me. Baking soda may work too.
  10. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    blood and "spare parts" in vehicle from accident victim's demise, I finished cleaning up what coroner left. <ugh!>
  11. LOWCAB
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,989

    from Houston

    I did not see any mention of it but if any blowing ,brushing, scraping is going to be done do it in a well ventilated area with a respirator on. The dust from rodents is way more dangerous than you think.
  12. good stuff....for the bad stuff....
  13. sierra rod shop
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
    Posts: 382

    sierra rod shop

    baking soda and air it out good, after a good clean up.
  14. Charcoal... Baking Soda... and then tear out the interior because I've found complete mouse villages including their cemetery's in my seat springs, inside the doors, in the head liner and under the dash.

    You'd better wear a fresh respirator mask and don't use Moth Balls not because they are small and hard to cut off of the moths or because they smell bad... but because they are deadly to humans! ( Who would've thought Moth Testicles would be that bad?)
  15. tooljunkie
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 209

    from manitoba

    Norwex odour eliminator,i find it works really well,had to get rid of funk in a few vehicles.tis last one,the jury is still out,but the interior is going away and getting renewed.
  16. 51delivery
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 142


    Thanks for all of the advice. We took the seats out and have cleaned out most of the inside. I am going to try to find a local cleaning service to clean the seat cushions.
  17. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,969


    Moth Balls? How do you get their little legs apart?
  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 11,177

    Atwater Mike

    Yep. Dryer sheets. These will do the trick, if you pull the seats first and delete the nests, as suggested above.
    Use LOTS of dryer sheets. 20 or so. Do it once. It works. (5 days or so)

    Plus, you can always use them under the seats...
  19. rod rialto
    Joined: Apr 10, 2011
    Posts: 59

    rod rialto
    from rialto, ca

    Bust open a container of Summer's Eve Disposable douche, put the stuff in a spray bottle, and spray everything on the inside.

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