Help for Kerosene or Gasoline Smell in Car Interior

How do I get kerosene stains and smell out of car carpet?

By shaysid from Halifax, NS, Canada

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Help for Kerosene or Gasoline Smell in Car Interior

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I would try scented kitty litter. Leave it on a few days, mixing it around. That should get out the odor. Or use a 2 step prep, by sprinkling on a lot of dry baking soda for the odor, again leaving it a couple of days, and then making a water/baking soda mixture. I'd use a scrub brush to further get out stains and any left over odor. Personally, I'd use the litter, then the baking soda wash. Hope that helps! (06/30/2009)

By alexsma

Help for Kerosene or Gasoline Smell in Car Interior

The oil furnace man spilled kerosene on my carpet inside when fixing our furnace, and I was sickened by the smell it was so bad. I kept sprinkling a lot of baking soda on the spots and then vacuuming it up and applying new as soon as it had absorbed all it could. I blotted the area first to get all the excess I could, which wasn't much. The baking soda that I first applied actually changed to a dingy color and I left it only a few hours before removing that and putting down new. Be generous with the baking soda. It is a cheap and wonderful fix! (06/30/2009)

By themuffster

Help for Kerosene or Gasoline Smell in Car Interior

I don't know how this will work on carpet, but whenever I get gas on something, I found out by accident that this mix I make for salt water reef tanks gets rid of gasoline like magic. This is a mix to raise the hardness of salt water for corals. It's got calcium and magnesium hydroxide, baking soda, and sodium borate. You mix it with water and shake a lot. Use the liquid that comes off of this, the other stuff settles. This has a very high PH, and I don't know if it would bleach things out, but drain cleaner has a high PH. I'd test the carpet in somewhere that doesn't show first. The stuff I have is amazing, it gets rid of the smell, oiliness, and residue in seconds, then I rinse with water. (06/30/2009)

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By c t

Help for Kerosene or Gasoline Smell in Car Interior

Pink stuff from the local car parts store. That is its actual name. It is fantastic for gas, oil, and kerosene. (06/30/2009)

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