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    Thread: Getting dead skunk smell off a car, any advice?

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      02-19-2012 12:15 PM #1
      So I ran over a freshly killed skunk the other night, and hoooooooooly sh!t does it smell bad in my car now. I was curious if anyone had ideas or experience on how to get this off? I almost throw up when I get in my car, it's pretty bad. Any advice would be helpful! Also, just as a note, I sprayed the belly of my Jetta as much as I could with my hose, but to no avail. Unfortunately water won't wash off oil based stink lol.

      Thanks for any and all info/suggestions!
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      02-19-2012 12:16 PM #2
      And I just noticed I spelled "off" in the title with one f. My bad
      Quote Originally Posted by adam the caveman
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      02-19-2012 01:25 PM #3
      Put the car up on jack stands as high as you can and get busy underneath with a pressure washer. Sux 2 B U

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      02-19-2012 01:44 PM #4
      wash your car with tomato sauce.
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      ive only found them to be bouncy when you drop your car to the point of busting oil pans on ants & spiders in the road

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      02-19-2012 02:04 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by hpstrkilr View Post
      wash your car with tomato sauce.
      Would that be hard on anything? Or totally fine as long as I wash it all off?

      Quote Originally Posted by Lurkertom View Post
      Put the car up on jack stands as high as you can and get busy underneath with a pressure washer. Sux 2 B U
      Yes... Yes it does lol.
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      02-19-2012 02:07 PM #6
      I wouldn't do it, more of a smart ass comment than anything. lol.

      i agree with a pressure washer and degreaser, or just wait for the smell to die down. it should eventually.

      Edit: googled it, some people say to take it through the car wash and get the under carraige wash, or spray under the car with vinigar or water/vinegar mix. you could do that to help the smell, but its gonna take a while for it to go completely away, like a month or two.

      heres a link for good measure.
      http://askville.amazon.com/skunk-sme...6478165&page=1
      Last edited by hpstrkilr; 02-19-2012 at 02:14 PM.
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      ive only found them to be bouncy when you drop your car to the point of busting oil pans on ants & spiders in the road

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      02-19-2012 02:14 PM #7
      Diesel and a match.
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      02-19-2012 02:16 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by hpstrkilr View Post
      I wouldn't do it, more of a smart ass comment than anything. lol.

      i agree with a pressure washer and degreaser, or just wait for the smell to die down. it should eventually.

      Edit: googled it, some people say to take it through the car wash and get the under carraige wash, or spray under the car with vinigar or water/vinegar mix. you could do that to help the smell, but its gonna take a while for it to go completely away, like a month or two.
      A month or two? Arg! This sucks ass! I was told by my brother to put it on jack stands and scrub with baking soda, I'm gonna try that. If it takes a month or two, I'm gonna barf lol.

      As for the smart ass comment, you suck I thought for a minute if it was a smart ass comment, but gave you the benefit of the doubt! Jerk! thanks for the advice though!
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      02-19-2012 02:17 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by wRek View Post
      Diesel and a match.
      Haha... So funny....

      No thanks though.
      Quote Originally Posted by adam the caveman
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      02-19-2012 03:17 PM #10
      If you do go with the pressure washer wear goggles and a rain suit and hope that you don't have any holes in the floor pan. If you scrub it by hand be sure to wear long rubber gloves. Pressure washing should take care of 90% or more of the gore.

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      02-19-2012 05:15 PM #11
      id try spraying it with vinigar and pressure washing before scrubbing it with baking soda, less contact with the yuck.
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      02-19-2012 06:11 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by wRek View Post
      Diesel and a match.
      Why would you advise him to put matches out? They are useful for starting fires.
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      02-20-2012 01:07 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Sticky Tape View Post
      Why would you advise him to put matches out? They are useful for starting fires.


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      02-20-2012 09:06 PM #14
      vinegar is acidic and baking soda is a heavy oxidizer. Both promote rust.

      I'd just run it through an automated wash with the undercarriage option... and maybe spray foaming engine degreaser in it first.. skunk spray is oily, thats why it is hard to wash or rinse off.

      tomatoes are acidic that's why they work.
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      02-20-2012 09:29 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Sticky Tape View Post
      Why would you advise him to put matches out? They are useful for starting fires.
      Yeah if you drop a match into diesl it will just fizzle out.

      Dont waste good matches

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      02-20-2012 09:53 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitinfife View Post
      Yeah if you drop a match into diesl it will just fizzle out.

      Dont waste good matches
      I have even tried igniting it with a torch and no luck there either.
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      02-21-2012 04:01 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SGLoki View Post
      vinegar is acidic and baking soda is a heavy oxidizer. Both promote rust.

      I'd just run it through an automated wash with the undercarriage option... and maybe spray foaming engine degreaser in it first.. skunk spray is oily, thats why it is hard to wash or rinse off.

      tomatoes are acidic that's why they work.
      Even if I'm only applying on the undercarriage, not on bare metal, but on the undercoat?
      Quote Originally Posted by adam the caveman
      volkswagens are like children: you have an unconditional love for them, sometimes you want to slap them retarded, and they're costing you money from the day you get them.

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      02-21-2012 12:48 PM #18
      its amazing how long i stay off this site it never changes. riley, put your car on jack stands and start spraying with a pressure washer and some soap that degreases.

      hows the jetta btw f it ill just txt ya
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