Getting rid of smell in the car. - Greg R
In HJ's column last week, HJ described how to get rid of smell in the car as below. Did he mean white malt vinegar or coloured?


First use bicarbonate of soda to get rid of the bacteria, then leave open bowls of malt vinegar in the car and boot overnight. This may read like an old wives' tale (and may well be one) but apparently it gets rid of the smell.
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Greg R
Has anyone read this from last weeks HJ column?
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Micky
">Has anyone read this from last weeks HJ column?<"

Yes.
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Pugugly {P}
and me too.
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Fullchat
Just aside. Last year the old motorcycle boots were starting to niff a bit (too much detail I know). Anyway I soaked the insoles in vinegar then rinsed them out. This year they certainly niff a whole load better!
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Fullchat
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Greg R
But which type of malt vinegar, i.e. which colour. And what is done with the bicorbonate of soda?

Greg
Getting rid of smell in the car. - bell boy
it makes bombs greg,have a look at this :-(

its an ebay number................... 160038613082
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Hamsafar
Of course its white distilled vinegar, you can get it cheapest at a wholesaler, about £3 for 5 lites. You can use it on fabric topically applied, as it will break down into odourless gasses and water within 24 hours or so.
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Hamsafar
BTW, make sure it is vinegar, and not vinegar flavoured water (non brewed condiment etc...)
Getting rid of smell in the car. - ffvrs
I was watching that Brainiac program one night and they said for example with smelly motorcycle gloves you can put them in the freezer overnight - this kills off any bacteria and thus the smell goes.
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Altea Ego
gives you frost bite in the morning tho
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Getting rid of smell in the car. - bell boy
and i suppose your boots could go on the bottom shelf next to the lettuce ;-)
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Altea Ego
you freeze your lettuce?
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Getting rid of smell in the car. - kingfisher
Just aside. Last year the old motorcycle boots were starting to
niff a bit (too much detail I know). Anyway I soaked
the insoles in vinegar then rinsed them out.


now the boots will smell of pickled bunions.>
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Greg R
But, what would one do with the bicorbonate of soda. It says it gets rid of germs, but what do I do with it, put it into the bowl?
Getting rid of smell in the car. - Stuartli
>>what would one do with the bicorbonate of soda>>

See:

frugalliving.about.com/cs/tips/a/blbsodavin_2.htm

www.thelosthaven.co.uk/BSoda.htm

www.pioneerthinking.com/inthekitchen-usefor.html
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Getting rid of smell in the car. - Stuartli
Another thread on same subject:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=2&t=45...4
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