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Firstly thanks go to Clobberizer for the Vehicle Deodoriser and to my local garage SWR for providing a test car to review this on.

This will be a Lite review as it's impossible to take a before and after picture when it's purely smell related.

About Clobberizer:
AB Scientific supply cutting edge technology to the pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic market in the UK and Ireland from leading manufacturers across the world. Occasionally a product used by one of these industries lends itself to the domestic market and Clobberizer is one of these such products. Clobberizer was developed and is manufactured by a US company called Selective Micro Technologies. We are proud that AB Scientific are now able to offer special versions of this product to the domestic market within Europe.

The Product:




The products arrived well packed and with very detailed and clear instructions/information printed on multiple pages of A4

What Clobberizer Says?
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Clobberizer is truly the ultimate vehicle and room deodorisation product.

Harnessing the unique power and properties of chlorine dioxide there is finally a product on the market that will actually destroy odours and not just mask them with some cheap perfume that wears off after a few days only for the smell to return.

Whether you have a smelly car, mildew odours in your caravan, or the smell of a weeks worth of fried breakfasts in your motor home. Clobberizer is guaranteed to do the trick and let you breathe easily once again.

Clobberizer isn't limited to vehicles either; it will work perfectly well in rooms too. Maybe the room where the dog sleeps is a bit smelly, or you've had a smoker stay in a hotel room. Clobberizer will solve your problems."

ABOUT CHLORINE DIOXIDE
Chlorine dioxide has been recognised for decades as a superior broad-spectrum biocide that is effective against bacteria, viruses, moulds, fungi and spores. Municipal water systems have used chlorine dioxide for over fifty years to treat drinking water.

Chlorine dioxide is not chlorine, sodium hypochlorite or bleach. Unlike these compounds, chlorine dioxide is not a chlorinating agent and does not form chlorinated dangerous organic by-products.

Chlorine dioxide is a highly efficient biocide and is arguably the most versatile, material compatible, user and environmentally product available.

"Chlorine dioxide is a powerful biocide that can kill fungus, bacteria and viruses at levels of 0.1 to 1 part per million in contact times of a few minutes."
- Annual Research Report, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, 1996

Chlorine dioxide also has a unique quality in that it is an excellent deodoriser. It does not mask smells but it actually oxidises them and removes them permanently.

Before Selective Micro Technologies developed their patented micro-reactor technology it was not possible to use Chlorine dioxide without expensive generation equipment. Chlorine dioxide is destroyed by UV light and cannot be pressurised which makes long term storage impossible.

Their unique product offers ultra-pure chlorine dioxide at the point of use without the need for any equipment or chemical mixing. Simply add the patented micro reactor to water and walk away.

The Use:
The products would be tested on two vehicles, the first (and worst) being a car which has sat outside for weeks, and truly stank of damp:





Following the instructions the Chlorine dioxide generator was placed in the container and water was added to the fill line, it was then placed in the test car:





I have to say that I was expect a tonne of smoke to billow from the container and was slightly disappointed when nothing seemed to happen, so the car door was shut and I went back inside.

After an hour I went back out to see how it was getting on:



All I could really smell was the Chlorine in the car, and the water had changed colour, I'll let you decide what it resembles....

After 3.5 hours I went back out and removed the container from the car:



The only thing I could smell was the Chlorine again, so I closed the door and went back in to test the spray.

Filling the bottle to the fill line I placed the top on the bottle and let it mix prior to use:



I gave the interior of the van a good spray and left to dwell:



As mentioned at the start there is no before and after pictures as the car and van were still a state, the only difference being is that none of them stank, they both smelled of nothing, which is hard to put into words for a review, but there was no real smell from either vehicle.

Price:
The Vehicle deodoriser is priced at £19.99 and available from Clobberizer

Would I use this again?
Honestly I'd have to say no - let me expand. Yes it worked really well, however there are a few things for me that stand out. Firstly my cars are never in the condition that this product would be necessary. Secondly the good lady was less than keen to have this product in the house with our daughter running about which is understandable as there is no safety lid on the bottle.

Cossie's verdict?:
A good product for removing ingrained smells, easy to use and little or no mess other than the liquid.

Anything I would change?:
I would like to see a child-proof lid on the bottle for peace of mind.

Thanks for reading, as usual if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Cheers

Cossiecol

"DW has followed the Manufacturers Instructions and accepts no responsibility to any circumstances arising from any member using these products or following this test "
 

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Great review Cossiecol very indepth. Do you know it it safe to use on leather seats? I went on their website with the link you kindly listed and it said safe to use on all interior surfaces and i went into the FAQ Section but no mention of leather.Me being overcautious as my leather seats are 18 years old
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Great review Cossiecol very indepth. Do you know it it safe to use on leather seats? I went on their website with the link you kindly listed and it said safe to use on all interior surfaces and i went into the FAQ Section but no mention of leather.Me being overcautious as my leather seats are 18 years old
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Not too sure to be honest, with old seats I'd be more caucious. Probably best to email them and ask. I'd be interested to know though
 

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Good Review - so the product does what it says it will do just for safety purpose a childproof lid if home use would be useful
Exactly Bill, I understand where my better half is coming from, she read the label and realised that it made chlorine gas which has a unfortunate history.... a child proof lid would make it easier to keep it stored safely IMO.
 

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Exactly Bill, I understand where my better half is coming from, she read the label and realised that it made chlorine gas which has a unfortunate history.... a child proof lid would make it easier to keep it stored safely IMO.
Sorry, in the review (I think the blurb is copied), it says it isn't chlorine gas and has different properties. The dangerous stuff is Cl, this is ClO2 which I think is used in swimming pools? Maybe someone can confirm

Child proof lid sounds good, but I don't think its the deadly stuff we automtically think about
 

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A Response from Clobberizer

Thank you for your excellent and honest review Cossiecol. We have made a couple of comments and observations to help answer some of the questions raised.

Once the product is activated we recommend you leave the car closed for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight. We appreciate for the purpose of a review you need to see what is happening, and we are sorry it isn't more exciting, but we wouldn't recommend opening the door as some of the chlorine dioxide will be able to escape and the product will lose efficiency.

The product must have the signal word danger on it due to the active ingredient however this is in a very small volume and is contained within the sealed pouch (micro reactor) which itself is in the sealed foil pouch. Therefore, unless done deliberately it is not possible to get in contact with this. As soon as water is added then the signal word for the product changes to Caution and is completely safe to use if the instructions are followed correctly. However, we take on board your comments and will discuss this with the manufacturer.

Chlorine dioxide has very different chemical properties to chlorine and so behaves totally differently. It has a neutral pH, is non-corrosive and at the levels used here will not bleach like Chlorine does. It will not damage any materials found within a car and works on leather upholstery without a problem. If you are worried, we would recommend testing an area first to be safe but at these concentrations it won't cause any problems. I won't go on about the chemistry, but due to its antimicrobial properties it is used in fruit washing, drinking water, carcass sanitising, dentist drills, swimming pools plus many more areas. One of its many properties is its deodorisation power and that is what we are exploiting here.

The final thing to add is that Clobberizer generates pure chlorine dioxide by way of the patented microreactor. Most other point of use chlorine dioxide product use stabilised chlorine dioxide. This method gives a lower yield of chlorine dioxide and the stabilisers used are corrosive and hazardous so we would recommend a lot more caution with those type of products.

Thanks again for taking the time to review our product.
 
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