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Old 9th April 2017, 15:13   #586
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There was a oil spill from a pickle container which remained in the car fpr a month un noticed as we were away for a holiday. Got the car washed but the smell still remains even after 3 months, even tried keeping the windows down for a week but unable to find a solution. Kindly advice any solution.
Please put some vinegar in a bowl and place it in your car. Use minimal quantity so as to not spill in case you drive the car. Leave it for 2-3 days - this will absorb all the odour leaving only the smell of vinegar. Drive with windows down for 1-2 days post that and even the vinegar smell will go off. Have tested it personally post a puking incident led by a friend. works like a charm.
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I did try Whiteleaf and it was good.
Have been looking for something like this which has mild or no fragrance. Thanks for your feedback, have ordered couple of them today!

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A fan of activated carbon now. So I have got a pair of Coco Natural Air Freshener from Amazon.com as replacement. Its very reasonable for the size and build. Lets see how that goes!
How are the Coco Natural ones holding up? In amazon.in url, these are on the expensive side by few thousands when compared to the amazon.com url
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How are the Coco Natural ones holding up? In amazon.in url, these are on the expensive side by few thousands when compared to the amazon.com url
Coco is big and looks good inside the car, but don't bother with it. Whiteleaf is as good if not better, and disposal is easier too when you are done with the latter.

Get products from Amazon.com only if you have someone to carry it in person, else import + shipping makes the pricing totally unreasonable.
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Recommendations for a car freshner in a reasonable budget? Want 'wows' every time I step in the cabin. Thanks!

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Go to a big type supermarket. Ask for baking SODA. It is usually sold in 100g cardboard boxes. Find a cap from a used dish cleaning plastic bottle.
Example: blue one from a Pril

Pour its contents into another empty talcum powder can. Preferably of a glass type. Afforementioned Pril cap is your funnel.

Lightly powder below carpets, seats, boot below the Stepney, boot carpet itself, all rubber floor mats and beneath rear seat (if it is a simple task! ).

Next morning merely dust off removable things mats, ashtrays, etc,.

The Bk. Soda absorbs all smells.
Far as I know this is non toxic and will not harm any fabrics. It is a natural mineral.

If you are in a hardworking mood, dissolve a tablespoon or so in a bucket of water. Wipe your wheels (rubber and plastics) and mud flaps.

Minor stains on cloth seats can be easily removed. For tougher stains use hydrogen peroxide. Medical shops carry them.

For shiny windshields and headlamp covers, use vinegar. A gentleman mentioned that earlier. Buy the cheapest one. I get it for Rs.40/- or so/liter.

NASA uses it on their Mars missions.

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Get products from Amazon.com only if you have someone to carry it in person, else import + shipping makes the pricing totally unreasonable.
Yeah, that definitely makes sense. If Whiteleaf is as good as the Coco, I prefer not to bother anyone to carry it. Thanks a lot
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So, I stumbled upon the Molecule V1 air freshener courtesy a pop-up ad on Facebook and after a bit of research I went ahead and purchased one.

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It goes in the 12 volt socket in the car and has a USB point on top so that you can charge your phone even if the freshener is plugged in.

It has been over a week now and I thoroughly in love with this product. The way it looks, the clunky on/off switch, the aesthetics and most important the fragrance.

Product Features (Information taken from their website)

V1 auto turns on when car is on or power on from cigarette outlet.

USB Compatible : Easily usable by switching into USB ports.

3 Fan Speed Modes : Switch on the Molecule aroma and select the scent intensity with one single button

Auto Scent Cycle : Pause for 40 seconds in every 5 minutes for perfect scenting

Easy change of Scents : Just twist to open the top of the V1 and replace a new aromatic element

Memorize your last Settings: Automatically resume to last setting when switching on

Twists 90 degree : V1 can bend up to 90 degrees to fit in various car charger sockets

Three settings: Blue light (full fan speed), Green light (half fan speed) and No light (off)

Product Specifications

Model : Molecule Aroma V1

Input : 12V

Output : 5V 2A

Size : 140 x 30 x 30 mm (approximation)

Colours: Pearl White, Space Grey, Twilight Blue, Rose Gold, Volcano Red

Choice of fragrances: White Tea, Rain and Linen.

You can purchase this from Mufubu.com (they claim to be the sole supplier of the product in India)

Price: Listed price Rs.1699 but I got 20% off as first time customer so ended up paying Rs.1350.

In the box you will get an air freshener along with two refills of your choice of fragrance.

Is it recommended? Absolutely, yes!

Posting below a video of the product that I made:


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Got first batch of coffee beans from my estate. Got them roasted and put in a small cloth bag and have placed it on seat. Every 2 weeks I am replacing the beans. Car smells lovely.
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