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Stella
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Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:54 pm
A buddy of mine came up from FL and brought some lobsters frozen in h2o. We had a few beers, did some catchin up and went home. Sad part is I left the lobsters in the car and they melted and ran that water into my carpet in the car. CAN'T get the smell out! HELP!!! Any suggestions?  
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kcben
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Location: Jacksonville, NC
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Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm
Probably need a professional, but i did this with an old junker once. bleach, shop vac, bleach shopvac, bleach shopvac, bleach shovac, then covered with baking soda for a few days and vacuumed again. This was light colored carpet and I didnt care about the car anyways so Id be careful if you dont want the carpet to be lighter in one spot.
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rockhound
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Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:14 pm
Step 1..Remove seats
Step 2..Remove carpet
Step 3..Replace carpet.
Step 3..Replace seats.
Step 5..Enjoy the fresh new carpet smell.
  
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kcben
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Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:37 pm
rockhound wrote:
Step 1..Remove seats
Step 2..Remove carpet
Step 3..Replace carpet.
Step 3..Replace seats.
Step 5..Enjoy the fresh new carpet smell.


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Capt_John
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Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:54 am
I should be an expert at this by now with my truck. I've found two ways to do this. The best way I've found involes a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a spray bottle of Febreze. Pour the peroxide on the area of carpet that the smell is on. This will kill most of the bacteria that is causing the smell. Then after about 10 minutes go to a carwash and spray a ton of Febreze on the bad spots, vacuum up as much of the liquid that you can out of the car, spray more febreze and let dry with windows open. You may have to spray Febreze one more time the next day, but that's about it.
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oncallfisherman
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Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:12 am
coffee grinds worked in my truck  
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DaveV
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Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:05 am
1. remove personal items from vehicle
2. light on fire
3. stand back.
4. collect ins check.
5. buy new truck
  
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