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Old 08-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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the focus I purchased was a smoker car as well.
I used 2 cans of coffee grounds with holes punched in the lids. I put one in the trunk and one in the passenger compartment. I also put 2 boxes of baking soda (the ones for the refrigerator) in the car. I also changed out the cabin air filter.

Febreze is a great product. I used it several times over a couple of weeks. It took several weeks but all is better now.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #12
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Ozium at Advance auto, I have personal experience, it works great!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:50 AM   #13
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I had also these problems when i purchased a car from my neighbor.Then i came up with a solution that is an Air Sanitizer which helped me to overcome this situation.Not only it removes the cigarette and odor smells from my car but also it works as an enzyme controller.
You can also clean up your carpets using this product.I can suggest you this product if you are facing the same problem till now.
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What is the best smell prevention for a smoker? Other than windows open, which I usually have them wide open (sunroof too) unless it's col dor raining, and quitting lol.
ie. is a good car ionizer worth it?
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Could try an Ozone Machine. Equipment rental stores by me(MN)
Rent them out, takes a cpl hours.
All the dealerships I've ever worked at have had that thing: a m a z i n g results!

They called 'em an ionizer. Run the car, turn the heat on full blast, recirculate... 3hrs later the smell is removed from even the intake plenum. I'm a non-smoker, so I was the guy that had to confirm there was no smell left after we'd used the thing on something.
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What is the best smell prevention for a smoker? Other than windows open, which I usually have them wide open (sunroof too) unless it's col dor raining, and quitting lol.
ie. is a good car ionizer worth it?
Electronic cigarette. Most of them don't make any smell and those that do can be ridded of very easily. I recommend trying a few different disposable ecigs before you go and invest in a kit though. Make sure you like them and if so what ones, ect.
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removing cigarette smoke from focus

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Long time looker, never posted before but have a story to tell about eliminating cigarette smoke from 08 ford focus. Bought focus in Feb 14 had 92k miles smelled really bad like smoke, but got a good price. This was for my young son's first car so it had to be gone. Took us 6 months to say we cannot smell it anymore. This car was really bad was dripping yellow nicotine drops from the headliner .Vaccumed interior a dozen times, used a carpet cleaner bissel, using household detergents, scrubbed all plastic trim with ammonia.
This went on for about 5 treatments and got about half the stink out. Then went nuts and coated the headliner, all fabric, and trunk with foam carpet cleaner and carpet cleaner, yep sprayed 3 cans over everything and put a box of carpet cleaner as a coating, then took a box of fabric softener sheets and spread the entire contents around the fabric. I parked the car with this mess into the front yard with doors, windows, and trunk opened for a few days.
Yep, I heard about it! Next was to vacuum and steam clean the mess I made.
Then I went nuts again and used a gripping tool with metal jaws made to pick up stuff you cant reach and attached a fabric softner soaked with glass cleaner and worked it into the air vents. Was careful to not allow the sheet to become dislodged and worked it into all the vents, defroster, floor, etc. Now the smoke smell is gone, and car is not yellow on the inside. yes this was a bit extreme, but all the stuff I read did not help whatsoever. It depends on the severity, read to pull the seats out, which I almost did, but this process worked for me.
good luck to you, by the way, I smoke, but when I saw what the extend a chain smoker done to this car, I quit.
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steam cleaning the interior helps. take out the seats and steam clean everything
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