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I spilled some gasoline in the trunk of my car. my husband has taken everything out and cleaned it good but the odor is still real strong. does anyone know how I can get rid of the odor? this is probably a stange question for this forum but u ladies seem to know everything!! thanks.

-- dot (, April 28, 2002


Have you tried sprinkling it with kitty litter, let sit a bit, then vaccum?

-- VickiP. (, April 28, 2002.

Try baking soda. Sprinkle it and let it sit for a week or so. Now....don't laugh, everyone, but I heard that doucheing liquid removes odor on stuff. Worth a try!

-- Ardie/WI (, April 28, 2002.

Most douche is just vinager and water .how about some charcol?

-- Patty Gamble (, April 28, 2002.

There is little you can do that will be effective on killing the smell of gasoline other than good old airing out. leave your trunk open and pointed into the sun and the odor will quickly dissipate.

-- Tis I (, April 28, 2002.

This happened to me in the back of my stationwagon. Peeeuuww! is right, makes you light headed. The carpet pulls out of my wagon so I pulled it out and vacuumed it and hun it on the line for as long as I could. Washed down the other parts. Newspaper is a good absorbent, both smells and liquids. Charcole too may work. Leave the trunk open whenever you have the chance. The gas will evaporate and the smell will disapate (sp).

-- Susan in MN (, April 28, 2002.

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