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Air freshener #4638725
01/18/18 01:00 PM
01/18/18 01:00 PM
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Nor Cal
nate95023 Offline OP
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What's the best air freshener for a car out there that lasts a long time? Cabin filter is new btw.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638730
01/18/18 01:07 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Peppermint drops on cabin air filter to keep mouses away.

I have started to do that.

Two or three drops. Five drops will kill your note (maybe).


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638732
01/18/18 01:10 PM
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None. Don't use any to start with any you never have a need to cover up the old smells.

If you are trying to eliminate existing odors, the Turtle Wax and Meguiar's "car bombs" do a pretty good job. Again, I strongly suggest getting the scent free versions.

https://www.turtlewax.com/our-products/power-out/turtle-wax-odor-x-whole-car-blast

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Meguiar-s-Whole-Car-Air-Re-Fresher-New-Car-Scent-2-0-OZ/36448452

Another option is odor absorbing gel. You can get this stuff and keep it in your car and it will absorb odors.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638745
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nate95023 Offline OP
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I'm not trying to cover up any odors, but I like a nice scent in the car. I like California Delights but those things don't last long. Just looking for suggestions.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638769
01/18/18 01:42 PM
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Clermont, Florida
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Yankee Candle Turquoise Sky Car Jar. Smells good but not fruity. Cracker Barrell Restaurant country store is the only place I know of that sells them. They last about 2 months in my car. The Meguiars fogger types work well too. I set one off in my old Dodge Dakota and it lasted at least 2 or 3 months.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638851
01/18/18 02:50 PM
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I use the "New Car Smell" atomized spray. It's the same technology as Febreeze, which itself derives from products introduced in the 80's to tame Dairy Barn smells. Just one or two sprays on the passenger seat upholstery usually does the trick for quite a while.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638854
01/18/18 02:53 PM
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The green pine Little Trees are OK. Get compliments from Uber passengers all the time.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638912
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Audios Offline
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Ozium makes great products, you can also run the ac on recirculate and blast it into the passenger footwell for about 15 seconds to deodorize the heater box.


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4638916
01/18/18 04:05 PM
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Since im in the car alone mostly,
I just throw a little arm and hammer
Carpet fresh powder( i like the jasmine one)
on a plastic mat in the back seat
It smells great for about a week.
Toss the powder out and replace as needed
shrug


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4639137
01/18/18 07:42 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Driver shower more often?


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4639185
01/18/18 08:14 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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Bath and Body works makes some car fragrances that are good. I get the mahogony teakwood scent. It smells so good. a little pricey though


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Re: Air freshener [Re: nate95023] #4639221
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