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I don't think I will ever get the smell out of my truck. I have tried everything but steam cleaning my carpet and I think I am going to have to do this. I didn't spill very much but the smell still lingers in my truck. If anyone has any ideas please let them be known.
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Ooh, that is going to suck. Steam clean the crap out of it over and over and don't miss a single spot. All it takes a drop to make a really strong smell.
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O man iam sorry to hear that, ya get a steam cleaner and go to town.
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yeah, the above and maybe top it off with some Orange Clean
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O i forgot try getting one of those cans of deodorize for house carpets it might work after you steam clean, and try garys idea, thats if you like orange smell
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Light a match?
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Light a match?
Now thats an idea, you wouldnt have the gas smell any more now would ya!
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steam cleaning is your only shot. If that doesn't work, you have to replace the carpet and pad (or the seat if its on the seat.)
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It will wear out after time...a long time...it took almost a year and numerous bottles of automotive febreeze for the smell to come out of a buddy of mines 4runner, and it was about 1/2 a gallon of gas that was spilled
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Light a match?
thats what i was thinking
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Leave it! Mmm, fragrance!

..Although I have to ask: What were you doing w/ gasoline INSIDE the cab? Keep that stuff in the bed dude!
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Leave it! Mmm, fragrance!

..Although I have to ask: What were you doing w/ gasoline INSIDE the cab? Keep that stuff in the bed dude!
Thats what i was wondering
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And rember to place it on the ground when filling up a spare tank.
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Plastic can + plastic bedliner == BOOM lots of static electricity (why you fill on ground)

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Yeah, I filled it up on the ground. I don't know why I didn't put it in the back when I was heading home but I always put it up front with me and leave the windows rolled down. I guess I got what I deserve...but at least the smell is out now. Come to find out I didn't have to take time and steam clean, I just left my windows rolled down for a couple of days and sprayed febreeze in the area every once in awhile.
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glad you got it out, I once spilled gas in the trunk of my mustang and I never did get the smell out, even when I took the carpet and pad out of the trunk and hosed it out.
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Comparing truck height (lifted, lowered, and stockers read)

That sucks man. I didn't spill very much gas in my truck so I guess that is why it didn't stay very long.
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