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How can you remove odor from gasoline spill on carpeting in van?
Zionchief from Zion, IL
I heard that you can dampen the carpet (like with a spray bottle of water) and then sprinkle fresh, unused coffee grounds on it and leave for at least a few hours (overnight would probably be better). Then vacuum it up.
Shampoo carpet very well, may have to do a couple of times, when completely dry sprinkle dried fresh coffee grounds on that area, may have to leave for a couple of weeks, don't dampen as the coffee will stain the carpet. I have used it successfully for removing cat urin from floor.
I have a new van and it smells like dirty socks and i cant get rid of the smell. Ive washed the carpets 4 times cleaned the seats and it is still there
My parents spilled a gas container with about 6 gallonds of gas in it and it has been smelling like gas for the past month or 2 I need help
Soak the area where the gasoline was spilled with Dawn detergent and water (about the same mixture you would use to wash dishes) and allow to soak for several minutes. With a wet/dry vac vacuum out the spent detergent, and rinse with plain water several times. Then wet the area with a 30 part water, 1 part OdorXit Concentrate mixture and allow to dry naturally.
So Simple! Slice up a few raw potatoes, skins and all and layer over gas smell. Leave for a day (or nite).
Try the advice at
You will need Dawn Dish Detergent, plenty of water, Shop vac , and DL Permatex Hand Cleaner. All I did was, Shampoo carpet about 3 to 4 times with dawn dish washing liquid, vacuum out, then I smeared DL Permatex Hand Cleaner in erea and let it sit for about 20 min then vacuum it out.
How long does it take usually to soak up all the gas spill and remove its odor?
It kind of just depends on what you are using to soak up the gasoline. Cat litter works pretty good to soak things like this up out of the carpet. You may need to do a thorough carpet and upholstery cleaning with a degreaser to remove the smell also.
I spilled gas in the front seat of the car. How can I get rid of the smell? I need something more than "open the windows and air it"; that's been done and was not much help. I also put newspaper on the seat and put a heavy rock on top, hoping to absorb the gas, that helped some, but not much. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.
Have you tried plain charcoal and leave it in the vehicle for a few days? It works wonders on other odors.
How do I remove gasoline smell from my car's interior?
By Bill from Sonora, CA
Many years ago, my mother-in-law spilled kerosene in her car and her car insurance paid to have the carpet replaced. It doesn't hurt to ask your insurance company. Good luck.
Gasoline spilled in the car. How do I get rid of the smell?
i had a can of gasoline spill over in the back of my Focus, luckly i had a horse blanket and a plastic table cloth obsorbed up most of the liquid, but some did get on the cover of the wheel mat in the back, i took it out hung on the line and washed several times with dawn soap and sprayed with a water hose till it looked like all the gsasoline was washed away. what can i use to continue to get the smell out. thankyou.
About one gallon of gas spilled over in the back of my van. It soaked through the carpet, padding, and even started to eat the underlayment (maybe the sound barrier), I don't know!
I had to tear out the carpet and pad and wash with Dawn! Is there anything else I can do?
I use my van for taking my three dogs with me; sometimes to the vet!
Have you asked the dealer or mechanic to check it out to make sure there there isn't structure damage to the spill area? I would, just to be safe. They can give you their go to solution for smell removal while you are there.
My go to is to use acitvated charcoal packs to absorb bad smells. Keep the car in a well ventilated space with windows down if feasible! Wishing you an easy solution!
There is a product called Nok-Out that removes all odors. You can get it at Amazon
First - if you are concerned about the under side of your van (sound-barrier) I would suggest you take it to one of the oil change stations and either get an oil change or just ask them to check this out for you.
If you have spilled some gas in your car's trunk, it can be difficult to eliminate the odor. This is a page about gas smell in car's trunk.
Gasoline odors can be very noxious, especially inside of a car. Since you can't remove your car's carpet it can be tough to remove spilled gasoline. This is a page about cleaning gasoline from car carpet.
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I have a 94 Mercury Cougar. I spilled gasoline in the trunk of the car. It is making the entire car reeks of the smell. How do I get rid of it?
By Steve Payne from Tacoma, WA
My mom spilled some gas in the back of her minivan on the carpet. Any suggestions on how to get the smell out?
Wendy from Wescosville
Try baking soda, pour on, let stand, vac out next day. Or try something like Fabreze. You might need to actually use a carpet cleaner like Resolve to remove the gasoline from the rug. (05/28/2004)
I just had the same thing happen to me but almost a whole gallon spilled on the back mat. Even though I think most all was contained on the mat which I have removed, the van stinks. I tried "Capture" carpet cleaner which is similar to the baking soda idea (I didn't use the spray part of it, just the sprinkle-on stuff to absorb any splattered gasoline) and then I've been keeping the back hatch open as much as I can. I noticed the best result yesterday as it was a windy day and I think some of it must have evaporated--but I think I still have a ways to go. Thinking of just tossing the mat as it really reeks! (09/29/2004)