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Old 29-06-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Air con cleaning bombs

I'm new so sorry if this has been done before (I couldn't find it on a search). Has anyone had experience with the Air Con cleaning bombs which are available. Do they work? Worth the money etc..
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Old 29-06-2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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i have used one before they are more of a deodeoriser ,not sure it actually cleans the system,car smelt well for a week or so ,think i got the coma one from halfords for a tenner
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Old 29-06-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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I got the same one from Halfrauds - got rid of the musty smell I'd been having
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Yes this is what I've seen. It is supposed to kill all the bugs in the system, ridding the car of unpleasant odour long term. Anybody else!
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Old 29-06-2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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I'm new so sorry if this has been done before (I couldn't find it on a search). Has anyone had experience with the Air Con cleaning bombs which are available. Do they work? Worth the money etc..
Yes they work , I have used the comma one and the W5 one from Lidl. Both worth the money especially the lidl one as it costs 1.20
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I think you can get them in Wilkinson's and Tescos for just over a fiver.

Used one last year and it worked well. Make sure you have your aircon on to recirculate within the car for it to be most effective.
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Old 29-06-2008, 10:57 PM   #7
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Yeah, I read the instructions instore. Many thanks guys for your replies, especially the Lidl tip!

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The only one that really works is Forte Air Conditioner treatment.


I have the Lidl ones as well, but they are just an air freshner, Forte is a proper fumigation job.
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Is the Forte one the foam spray which is applied directly to the evaporator? If so, this is the only one which has ever worked for me. The others I've found to just be deodorizers, but the smell returns after a week or so. The foam one coats the entire evaporator and drain channels and kills the fungus and mould causing the odor.

I bought mine from a vehicle air con specialist.
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Old 30-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #10
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The only one that really works is Forte Air Conditioner treatment.


I have the Lidl ones as well, but they are just an air freshner, Forte is a proper fumigation job.
Interesting claim, think you had better pass it onto trading standards as Lidl and Comma both state that they kill bacteria rather than just freshen air.

I'm sure they will be very pleased to hear your evidence that the manufacturers of these products are misleading people with their claims.

Still, until trading standards shut down these unscrupulous manufacturers, I think I'll just take a chance on the 1.20 Lidl item. I think I'll also take the pollen filter out and a new one in when it's all done.

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