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Gas Smell in a Car's Trunk

June 29, 2010

How do you remove gasoline smell from the trunk of a car?

By Rafael from NYC, NY

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July 2, 20100 found this helpful
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Hi,
I saw this tip once for a lady who had spilled a gallon of milk in the trunk. She was told to buy a bag of charcoal briquettes for the grill (the kind without lighter fluid), lay the bag in the trunk and split it open on top side. She said that leaving that in there for a while absorbed all of the smell and totally got rid of it. Hope this works for gasoline too!
Anne

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November 26, 20140 found this helpful

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I also have gasoline smell in back of my van from a spill. How do I get it out?

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April 28, 20160 found this helpful

I spilled gasoline on the the floor of my car how do I avoid the gasoline and get rid of the smell

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May 19, 20180 found this helpful

get the smell if gas out

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April 30, 20190 found this helpful

Baking Soda & or cat litter

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June 29, 2010

While filling our car with gas the automatic shut-off malfunctioned and we got a few gallons of gasoline all over, with quite a bit of it going into the trunk.

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March 24, 2010

I spilled golf cart gasoline in the trunk of my car. I removed the mat and used baking soda, but it still smells. I am now becoming sick from the fumes.

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