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Old 07-03-2006
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Question for smokers...

What do you guys use to keep the smoky smell out of your truck ? I know obviously the best way to keep the smell out is to keep the smoke out but I have a long ride to work in the AM and waiting to get there really isnt an option since I tend to get to work about 3 mins before the clock... Any advice ?
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Quit! You will have more money for mods and your lungs will thank you!
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Great call, I dont understand how any one can smoke cancer sticks.
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I was a light smoker but never smoked in my truck. If you can't wait until you get to your destination then quit smoking. I'm in the process of quitting now, the patch seems to be working pretty well.

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Febreeze works pretty good
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If your air vents are the same as mine (next to the drivers window) just crack your window and run your defrost. Plus the the little tree airfresheners work good too..Febreeze too like buttercup said
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If you have a sliding rear open that and your driver window. The air will flow in your sliding window and out your driver window. This of course only works if you're moving but it works very well.
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go to wal-mart buy some lord byron's smokers fabric refresher its like $1 i think.. works good
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first off stop smoking in the truck...

secound how to clean it...my silver truck was chained smoked in, I had to removed the seats steam clean the carpet, the seats and head liner. then washed all the plastic parts inside with car soap and a rag, then had to basically take apart all my air vents and clean them out...after that i smelled like new..reminds me tho its been like 3 years since i steam cleaned the truck i need to do that agian
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best way i've learned is: a/c off, driver window about 1/3 of the way down, pass. side window all the way down.....my truck never smells like smoke
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Also, if your truck has a cabin air filter, replace that. More than likely, it is smoke smelled infested.

If you don't have a cabin air filter like my truck, just spray some lysol through the vents with the hvac off. Also, put it on recirculate and spray the lysol or whichever cleaner you choose up through the floor vents. Will make your A/C and heater smell fresh again. -Mike-
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I just roll down my windows down when i smoke and roll them back up about five minutes after i get done smoking. Never smell it and nobody else does when they ride with me.
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when you go into work leave your windows cracked just a bit. tree air freshener as well is good.
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what ive found that works good is to hold the cig by the window right in front of the air vent, have the air vent directed to shoot out the window. the second hand smoke that stinks so bad will drift out the window. it dont get rid of all the smoke but helps.
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Those blue fabric softener sheets by the air vents work great too. Its amazing what the smoke does to your windows too, that stuff gets to be a PITA to clean off on the inside.
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throw some fabric sheets that you usually throw in the dryer when u dry clothes under your seat,

also the guy with the 98 with the cabin filter where exactly is this thing?
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when you go into work leave your windows cracked just a bit. tree air freshener as well is good.
Yea I pretty much have my windows cracked 24/7 cuz I park in underground parking at night with 24/7 video monitoring and my trucks totally safe at work I could probably leave them completely rolled down ... maybe its just my mom being a nag but shes extremely sensitive to that cig smell since shes NEVER smoked in her life .... I'll just tell her to take her own car next time hahahah
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i use little trees, look good and smell great,and keep the window down, lol
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Also, if your truck has a cabin air filter, replace that.
I was griping to my dealer about this the other day. Your 98 2.5l has one and my 03 fx4 doesn't. wtf are ford engineers smoking??
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yeh I dont think mine has one either
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not likely....
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Where is this cabin filter,i have a 98,and it would be nice to know where it is,so if needed i can replace it.
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I quit smoking and all my **** stopped smelling like smoke... Imagine that!

Of course I quit cold turkey and it just about killed me, but that's a different story.
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i use a spray air freshener. ive tried smoking and it damn near killed me. started dipping when i was 11, started smoking when i was 13. im 20 now. maybe when i can say ive been smoking for half my life ill think about quiting again. my gandpa smoked for 30 years and quit at the age of 36. it runs in the family.
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Ozium works wonders for any smell but it will really kill the smoke smell.
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