Removing dog or animal smell.

Discussion in 'Detailing Bliss Lounge' started by cleareagain, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. cleareagain

    cleareagain Virgin Detailer

    got this problem with a few trucks that have this awful smell of wet dog. anyhow it just seem that what ever i do it won't go away. any help?:help:
  2. Got Wax

    Got Wax Banned

    First, you have to address the source (i.e., clean the carpet, etc.) Then, ozone generator.

    I found a great generator for a great price. PM me if you would like contact info.

  3. Nica

    Nica Banned

    I've never used an ozone machine my self but I've heard so many great things about them that it's on the list to purchase next :thumb:
  4. Ch40t1c

    Ch40t1c Obsessive Detailer

    I'd check out the seats, alot of time the smell will creep into the seats and they'll require a thorough cleaning. In the mean time though, febreeze has masked the smell in the past for me :giggle:
  5. Got Wax

    Got Wax Banned

    I was under the impression you wanted to remove, not mask the scent???

  6. wagonproject

    wagonproject Jedi Nuba

    I have done a ton of cars with animal smell. An ozone machine works awesome and really gets the smell out. When I get a bad car I just use the one from the local fire department. They are pricey machines. Check around your area, someone may let you use or rent theirs, start with the better detail shops.
  7. cleareagain

    cleareagain Virgin Detailer

    Thanks for your replies you guys, but now i must sound like a real newbie. Whats a ozone machine?:shead: And price please.
  8. Ch40t1c

    Ch40t1c Obsessive Detailer

    If you google Ozone Generator I believe that's what they are talking about. They are like 120-300.
  9. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    As Got Wax said, find out where the smell is coming from. Even an ozone machine won't solve some problems. If there is a wet dog smell, my guess is that the underlay under the carpet is wet. Most cars use a rubber backed carpet so the dense underlay will NEVER dry by itself and mould becomes a problem. Pull the carpets back and check. You may have to replace underlay. Quite inexpensive from an auto upholstery shop. Other than that an ozone machine works wonders on smells. Always detail the interior first (ie shampoo ) and let dry. Ozone overnight and 99.9% of the time the smell is gone. The ozone generator will produce a unique smell of its own which takes a while to dissipate.
  10. cleareagain

    cleareagain Virgin Detailer

    oh lucky me i got my uncle to do upholstery. i was fearing that it would be coming from the under lay its just the guys i do think i can pull miracles but now they'll know im not B.Sing the ozone aint that bad i thought they would be a grand or something.shoot after seeing those prices for crystal rock wax that Paul uses anything is possible in detailing. thanks you guy's.

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