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« on: May 22, 2014, 10:43:32 AM »

Hello, I have a 2005 Aztek that I decided to spill some gas on the carpet of yesterday. I had a full 5 gallon tank that tipped over and dumped about 1/2 gallon of gas into the carpet. I have steam cleaned it about 5 times so far and I cannot get rid of the smell! Does anyone have any suggestions? If not, where could I find new replacement carpet at? Thanks for reading!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 12:37:03 PM »

Tom Moog- can u post a pic of your gas removal remedy

Sorry, I just had to go there

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 02:04:01 PM »

Here's my two cents on this. The best thing you can do is to first let it dry out. Steam cleaning is OK but IMO you are retaining moisture and thus making the smell linger. Probably the best thing you can do now is to get a wet vac and suck up every bit of liquid you can and then open up all the doors and point fans in the direction of the spill.  Once that is dry then you can address the odor which may or may not be there since you stated you cleaned it several times. If the odor is still there then my suggestion would be to use Resolve moist powder and scrub it in to the spill area and let it dry for the time it says on the container. What this does is help release dirt that may have fuel smell it and soak it up with the powder. Vacuum all the powder up and repeat if necessary.  This should take care of it and you could also saturate the area with Febreeze to eliminate any leftover odor.

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