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October
4
2010

How to Get Rid of Smoke in Fire Damaged Cars?

Fire damaged cars as well as cars which got severe damages because of storms can be classified as the cheapest one due to the fact that most of prospective buyers refuse to purchase them. Reduced prices can be very tempting but we strongly recommend you not to deal with such used cars because these damages are really hard to fix. However sometimes the nature of damages is not so harsh as it may seem at the first sight.

Most of fire damaged cars for instance belong to such sub-category as smoke damaged vehicles which mean that the only problem requiring fixing is to get rid of smoke consequences like smell and visible marks.

If you are not scared of work and repairing you can in few simple steps to rid yourself of such problem as driving a smoke damaged auto. Besides knowing these tips you can save a lot of money and boldly buy fire damaged cars which cost very cheap comparing with other used and salvage vehicles.

The following instruction will uncover the basic tips you can apply to destroy all consequences of smoke in damaged cars.

  1.  You will be surprised to know that such an ordinary thing widely used in a household can help you to get rid of smoke damages. The first thing you will need is baking soda you have to rub into all upholstered areas of a damaged auto including carpeting and seats. Remember that rough rubbing is worthless and only gentle and careful grinding can help. Check if you have covered with baking soda all upholstered zones of a car and leave it in such condition for thirty minutes.
  2.  Then you will need to vacuum a damaged auto. Every surface has to be vacuumed in order to get rid of the rest of baking soda. Lift floor mats and then vacuum under them as well. The roof of a car and a widescreen zone require your attention as well. Through cleaning can help you to delete all baking soda marks.
  3.  If you have a steam-cleaner consider it as a good sign because in such way you can delete all marks of smoke damages. We strongly recommend buying of such device in case you don’t own it because it can be very useful when it deals cleaning your car’s upholstery. So after vacuuming you should by means of a steam-cleaner cleanse all upholstered materials. Use an attachment to reach the small zones of an auto. Stain removing agents will be useful if there are obvious stains from smoke which are hard to remove.
  4.  Dry down all solid surfaces of a damaged car to finish cleaning once and for all. Use such means as soap, water, wipes and special wipes for car’s cleansing that you can buy at any local auto spares shops. Consult with a seller to find out which wipes are the best for cleansing car’s upholstery from smoke stains.
  5.  The other problem of all smoke damaged cars is the specific odor. Use odor neutralizing spray to remove smell. Apply such sprays few times if it is necessary.  Some owners of fire damaged autos use the foggers in order to remove the strong smoking odor.

And the last tip we want to give –appeal to professionals working in the local car detailing shops if you are not limited in money because professional assistance can make you forget about all problems smoke can cause.
 

 

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