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The worst smell
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The smell of something is one of those things that creates and recalls deep, lasting memories.

Yesterday, I had a flashback to working on '54 10+ years ago, when pulling the axles on the '37. The smell of old differential oil is putrid. Even wearing nitrile gloves, it permeates and you can't wash the smell off.

Posted on: 1/13 12:22
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Re: The worst smell
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Amen and almost as nauseating as burned trans fluid. Wonder if any of the treatments for getting other persistent smells out would work -- or at least make it more palatable. Some have said ammonia, lemon, or tomato juice will help with some odors.

Posted on: 1/13 12:44
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Re: The worst smell
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For me, the smell that brings back nightmares is the smell of rodent's excrement. My car is now free from that, but wow, what a disturbing smell it was.

Thankfully my diff fluid was relatively clean. No nastiness there.

-Kevin

Posted on: 1/13 14:16
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Re: The worst smell
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...Wonder if any of the treatments for getting other persistent smells out would work -- or at least make it more palatable. Some have said ammonia, lemon, or tomato juice will help with some odors.


Howard (HH56), a couple of years ago, -> we talked about ozone treatment. It works, bank on. How to do an Ozone Shock Treatment?

Posted on: 1/13 15:47
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Guscha wrote:
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...Wonder if any of the treatments for getting other persistent smells out would work -- or at least make it more palatable. Some have said ammonia, lemon, or tomato juice will help with some odors.


Howard (HH56), a couple of years ago, -> we talked about ozone treatment. It works, bank on. How to do an Ozone Shock Treatment?


Ozone works great for interiors because it can be sealed off. I took my seats out when I first got my car and handed them off to a detailer. He built a "tent" out of tarps, put the seats inside, and let the ozone machine rip overnight. The smell was nearly completely gone.

Note that ozone can be dangerous, so caution is advised.

Of course, ozone would not solve the problem that BigKev had with the diff fluid. Can't put the diff in there, and I don't think you can ozone your hands.

-Kevin

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Re: The worst smell
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Wash your hands with toothpaste.

Posted on: 1/13 20:53
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Farming: the art of losing money while working 100 hours a week to feed people who think you are trying to kill them
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BDC wrote:
Wash your hands with toothpaste.


Now they are gleaming white and minty fresh!

Posted on: 1/13 21:13
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Re: The worst smell
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Years ago was pulling parts off an Austin Healey Sprite in a wrecking yard.

Opened up the door; was interested in pulling the hardtop off and buying it and the windshield frame.

Ever smell a decomposing cat?

Yeah. Passed on the hardtop and anything to do with the interior. Changed clothes in the garage and showered for an hour to get rid of that smell.

Posted on: 1/13 23:05
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Re: The worst smell
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How about decomposing tenure plastic from my 160 dash. Foot cheese on steroids.

Posted on: 1/14 0:31
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Joe Santana wrote:How about decomposing tenure plastic from my 160 dash? Foot cheese on steroids.

Sorry Joe, can't resist, maybe you meant TENITE plastic?

Wikipedia has this to say about tenite plastic, dangerous stuff!

Posted on: 1/14 0:44
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