Post # 1
I just bought a car (not new, but pretty close to it). It was not well cleaned by the dealership before I bought it, and the previous owner had spilled a massive amount of coffee on the passenger seat. So after I bought it, I spent 3 hours getting the huge coffee stain out. The next day, a jar of milk I had in my lunch bag leaked its ENTIRE CONTENTS (1 cup of milk) onto the seat.
I cleaned it when I got home with carpet cleaner, putting that on the seat and dabbing at it repeatedly. I thought I’d done a good job, but the car now smells like rotten milk. 🙁
What can I do to further clean the seat and get rid of the smell??
Post # 3
Wet the stain with water and pile on an odor absorber overnight- baking soda or coffee grounds work well. The next day, vaccum up the baking soda then clean it again with borax and water.
Then get a commercial odor absorber for cars and leave it under the seat.
Post # 4
Hmm. The milk probably soaked into the foam of the actual seat, not just on the surface. That might have been the worst place for that to spill. Short of waiting until it’s completely decomposed, or replacing the seat, i’m not sure?
Post # 5
@julies1949: Thank you!!! I will do that right away. I’m going shopping for weekend party food things tomorrow, so I’ll look for a natural odor absorber thing at the coop, too.
Post # 6
Saturating the area with Febreze might help.
Post # 7
That happened to my mom, except it was the trunk and chocolate milk. I’m not gonna lie… they had to replace the carpet in the trunk.