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A rather silly and stupid thing to ask in the midst of so much worry and fear, but...

Does anyone know a good way to get the smell of vomit out of car upholstery and carpeting?

(For the record, no, it wasn't Q - he would never throw up anywhere but his own bathroom.)

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esprix
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
I don't think alcohol would work, but the HO3 (?) might work. Thanks!
jezebelleinhell
Oct. 24th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
I think the best way is to sell the car and buy a new one.

Sorry, my kid puked in my old car and I just bought a new one....the smell never came out really, especially when it was hot outside.
esprix
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Lovely. :(
darrelx
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Go to a pet store and buy a product called "Nature's Miracle" in the carpet shampoo section.

It's an enzyme that you let soak into the odorous stain and as it dries, it neutralizes the odor. It works with pretty much any organic odor.

Clean the area first as best as you can, of course. A portable carpet shampooer is best for the initial treatment.
esprix
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Ah, now that's a though. Hooray for enzymes! :)
akirashima
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
there are a host of wonderful smell removers on the market nowadays like the natures miracle mentioned above

most of them are easily found at petsmart / petco

do the cleaning like said above and add oxclean to the solution to break down most of the organics then treat with other smell treatments like natures miracle

also some of the smell treaters can be used in the shampooer as well

failing all that use the kids head to scrub the car
esprix
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
Well he does have a very short haircut... :)
suba_al_hadid
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
You could try Shaklee Nature Bright. I've gotten all sorts of weird smells and stains out with it.
suba_al_hadid
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
(it is enzyme stuff.)
sftyson
Oct. 24th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Saw this on wikihow:

Examine the carpet. Is your carpet thick, or is it hard and rug-like? If your carpet is deep, then you should assume that the substance has soaked into the pad that is under your carpeting.
Consider replacing your under pad.
Pull up the carpet.
Remove the pad (It should look like a pad made of recycled junk.) As you perform this action, you should smell the stain from it.
Replace the under pad with a new one. It doesn't matter if it does not match your previous one. Nobody is going to see it anyways.
Reinstall your carpeting, so that it looks the same as before.

Alternative Method:

Use vinegar and water and blot it in, and allow to stand.
Baking soda sprinkled on will remove the odor also

Warnings:

Do not use the ammonia on wool carpeting, as this will leave stains on the material.
ornsson
Oct. 25th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
That really sucks. I am sorry. *hugs*

-This is Tobias btw.
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