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Can I get back a new car smell?

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Not that my car stinks to high heaven, but is there a product out there that cleans the car and leaves a nice new car smell?
I have in the past tried many products but they all smell like exactly what they are (like Mr Sheen) and normally short lived.

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Clean all the roof lining, fabrics etc first to make sure you get as much as you can out of the fibres. Otherwise you'll just be masking smells.
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same as what maggi112 said--

or however, if you wanna go the expensive way... buy a brand new car
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Bomb

No theres definately something called a 'bomb' which you can put in an old car, close doors and windows and it diffuses all old smells and ingrains a new car smell into the fabric.
Ive heard my regular dealer talk about it in the past. Not sure where u get them though or how it works.
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Could be this ??

This could be it...or similar...

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I've definitely read about a USA product called "New Car Smell" (or something like that) a few years ago - but - as previously mentioned, you need a really thorough (valet \ professional ?) internal cleaning first ...
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No theres definately something called a 'bomb' which you can put in an old car, close doors and windows and it diffuses all old smells and ingrains a new car smell into the fabric.
Ive heard my regular dealer talk about it in the past. Not sure where u get them though or how it works.
The dealer would say all that, he wants to sell it to you!

There are such things but they're mostly used flush the air con system out as they can go a bit stale. I would give the carpets and all fabric a scrubbing with some APC and then a wet vac to lift as much dirt and rubbish out. Then think about a new smell, I like cherry california air scent personally, looking at some stripper scent though
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The dealer would say all that, he wants to sell it to you!

There are such things but they're mostly used flush the air con system out as they can go a bit stale. I would give the carpets and all fabric a scrubbing with some APC and then a wet vac to lift as much dirt and rubbish out. Then think about a new smell, I like cherry california air scent personally, looking at some stripper scent though
Yep gave my car a good clean inside today, whilst it was sunny, finally got the muck off from the snow period. I used the same method as maggi112 suggested. The 'stripper scent' arrived today and I gave a few squeezes and smells rather good
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Yep gave my car a good clean inside today, whilst it was sunny, finally got the muck off from the snow period. I used the same method as maggi112 suggested. The 'stripper scent' arrived today and I gave a few squeezes and smells rather good
What does it smell like? I'm resisting spending MORE money lol
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How about that?
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What does it smell like? I'm resisting spending MORE money lol
I really don't know how to describe it, it's got a hint of vanilla but more manly lol. Should buy it and find out. I find it quite nice though
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just hoover out and give a bit of a spray of febreeze or other odor eliminator
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'California scents' available on good old ebay have an air freshener called 'New Car' which smells great although not quite ready to replace my bubblegum version as yet.
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Cheers,
Loads of good info there guys. Going to trawl the web now to find some of the suggestions
I need to get 4 years of the previous owners boffs out of the fabric, I think he was a smoker too as the tell tail signs are there in the ashtray and the giggy lighter aint clean

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'California scents' available on good old ebay have an air freshener called 'New Car' which smells great although not quite ready to replace my bubblegum version as yet.
They cherry one is easily my favourite of all of them, I bought a box with 18 different ones, put them in different cars and none have come close to the cherry! babzmedia was the seller on the bay iirc? Came within 2 days too
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Try ozoning the interior - there are special ozonators which kills all smells from your car - this may help in rising the natural smell of fabrics and plastics.
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They cherry one is easily my favourite of all of them, I bought a box with 18 different ones, put them in different cars and none have come close to the cherry! babzmedia was the seller on the bay iirc? Came within 2 days too
Yep, that's who i used. Damn! gave the cherry one away as thought it may have been a bit girly.
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I gave my last one away to my sister, thinking about ordering more some time soon. Just gonna get a box of cherry as that's always everyones favourite. Peach is also quite nice though. I like to treat the plastics with poorboys natural look dressing, which smells like bubble gum!
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The best way to get back the original new car smell is, offcourse, to clean all the fibres, because that's where the smell is comming from. Think of all the mudd, hair, skin particles, sneeze residue, dog poo,.. that got collected over the years. Anything other than that, is just masking. I've heard of companies who are specialized in this "deep cleaning", but I don't know any names.
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'California scents' available on good old ebay have an air freshener called 'New Car' which smells great although not quite ready to replace my bubblegum version as yet.
Cheers just ordered some!!
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