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Old 16th July 2011, 20:07   #61
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The only time i used Ambipur was when i got my M800 two years back, that too, the dealer gave this free.
The very next day, while trying to set right its position and while i was fiddling with it, it leaked like a small stream , directly on to the new Sony HU. Ever since, the buttons in the HU stopped working. The small rectangle panel around the HU broke off and the HU comes out of its fitment when i move over any small hump or speed breaker.
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Old 16th July 2011, 20:30   #62
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I too had my share of experience of using ambipure in my brand new Safari last year. After few days of use I realized that some drops had dripped onto fasia panel and omg, it had taken out the finish of the panel. from that day, I have never used it in my car

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Old 17th July 2011, 10:40   #63
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Well, I don't know if it is just Ambi-Pur, or other brands as well. I stopped using Car Perfumes after I noticed that they were causing irritation in my eyes.
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Many people are allergic to these strong synthetic perfumes but may be using it in their cars being unaware.
I was never comfortable with the smell of Ambipur or other similar stuff and have been using blocks of Camphor instead !!
Its available in slabs of about 1.5 or 2 inch square. I just unwrap it and place it one of the many slots in the car just like Odonil.
Advantages that I feel with this are :
1. Cost effective - each camphor slab costs about 20 to 25 rs.
2. This smell repels small insects.
3. No carcinogens & allergens.
4. No damage to car parts.
Interested guys may try it out, if you like the smell of camphor & give me your feedback.

The other alternative would be to use scented dry flowers.
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Old 17th July 2011, 14:23   #65
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For safety reasons, such items or any thing else should not be placed anywhere on the dashboard or on the shelf behind rear headrests. In case of an accident, the impact causes the object to fly inside the car and it can cause serious additional injury.
Many people place pillows on the rear shelf which blocks the rear vision and is again a safety hazard.

I have never used such things in my cars.
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Old 17th July 2011, 14:34   #66
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I'm already victimised by this deadly perfume!

Here is my version. A combination of - Brand new bottle of perfume + Car parked in sunlight + High interior temperature = Pic below

Is Ambipur in-car perfume harmful?-ambi.jpg

Here's the story on the same in my thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2152673 (Review: My new Chevrolet Beat)

Note: I'm yet to get the whole ACC part replaced, costs 10k
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We recently stopped using it too after noticing the effects it has had on the interior plastics of our car. I shall post the pics shortly, but even high end BMWs and Mercs are not spared from the damage.
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Maybe this applies to Indian version as well ?

http://www.statewideclean.com.au/doc...deodoriser.pdf
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I read the instructions in the new Ambipur pack yesterday and it clearly says if the perfume spills on the trim or dash we have to wipe it off immediately. Guess they have now made a point to mention this explicitly. Earlier (couple of months ago, the old Ambipur) I never saw such instructions.
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^^ My packs bought at the clearance sale do not mention this. Anyway I have removed the perfume from the car. I will now use them as bathroom fresheners!
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Old 18th July 2011, 11:35   #71
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One of the car accessories dealer,who is my pal,also advised me not to use any alcohol-based or spray type of air fresheners in the car.He said they are harmful , especially because we use A/C mostly in Re-Circulation mode.

My mom has an irritation to car perfumes,so she kept a small pouch of Potpourri in the car and the car has a pleasant odor now. It costs Rs. 50~75 based on the flavor and lasts for 30~45 days.
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Guys...All aromatic liquids by basic is a Solvents which is a corrosive element for any plastic material....If you say only ambipur is harmful for your lungs....then think about your body spray, room spray, perfumes & other solvents you come across etc....
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I stopped using Ambipur when it melted away the plastic on my Honda City. Also I used to become allergic to it, especially on long drives. Have been using Potpourri ever since and find it to be better than car perfumes.
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I stopped using Ambipur when it melted away the plastic on my Honda City. Also I used to become allergic to it, especially on long drives. Have been using Potpourri ever since and find it to be better than car perfumes.
Where exactly Do I get one of these in delhi?
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@ NPV, Thanks for sharing the information. Now I have a strong point to convince my wife why I don't want Ambipur in our car .

I for one never liked Ambipur. First of all I hate the way it smells and secondly I don't like the idea of 'hanging' something over the A/C vent.

I'm waiting for something like this for my car (pic below). Till then I'm happy to spray my favorite deodorant inside my car when needed.

Note: Pic is from fiat-accessories.com.
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