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Old 12-07-2017, 12:31 AM   #1
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Interior wet vac process (smoke smell)

Hi all,

Been a while since I posted on here - Main reason being is I changed to a silver car from black and it's probably the best thing I did when it comes to detailing/keeping it clean :- )

So long story short - my wife has an A3 which she bought from the dealership second hand. It was a non-smoker previous owner however there has always been a smokey type smell in there. Airfreshners masked it for a couple of years but now with the sun/heat, the smell is really strong and just not very nice at all.

So, I tried an odour bomb for a new car scent but it was too chemically and quite sickly...I also cleaned the mats with Autoglym interior shampoo and while this helped, it was short-term.

My money is on the seats and headliner so this is now my thought process having just ordered a few bits:

1. Remove cabin filter + Replace filter
2. Vac inside
3. Clean panels/dash/console/door cards
4. Vax headliner
5. Vax boot
6. Vax seats (most likely in situ rather than removing the seats)
6. Remove mats/Vax mats
7. Vax carpets
8. Air dry car
9. Mats back in car
10. Odour airbomb (just purchased a Bilt Hamber one after seeing good reviews on here)

Vax: I'm about to order a Vax wet vac
I'll also pre-treat the areas with Valet Pro Enzyme odour eater.


So what do you think? Overkill?

Thanks all
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