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Old 10-10-2007, 15:55
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A colleague at work left carton of milk in his car for a fortnight!!!! It exploded and went all over the floor. He says it stinks to high heaven and has tried everything to get rid of smell including bicarb and all the usual suspects. Can any of you lovely people help?
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Old 10-10-2007, 15:59
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Dilute white vinegar. 2 parts water to one part water. If it doesn't work then one part each and repeat.

It has to be allowed to dry between applications and the smell won't disappear until it's dried.
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Old 10-10-2007, 17:06
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I smashed bottle of red wine in back seat of car coming from tescos - smell was soooo bad for weeks - red wine mixed with car carpet cleaner smell
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Old 10-10-2007, 17:26
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Try spilling something with an even stronger scent over the milk spillage in order to overpower it.

Good luck!
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Old 10-10-2007, 17:30
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Do you have a steam cleaner? I bought a car that reaked of tobacco smoke. The previous owner was obviously a heavy smoker. Tried everything, but it still stank.

Used a steam cleaner right over the entire interior. (it's dry steam so does not get wet) and the smell has gone now thank gawd.

Steam Cleaners have their uses, but apart from this I never use mine. Was a waste of money really, but was VERY useful for this.
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Old 10-10-2007, 19:37
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Try spilling something with an even stronger scent over the milk spillage in order to overpower it.

Good luck!
Have you tried a room spray or perfume?
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Old 10-10-2007, 19:47
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I find pet accident cleaner takes away horrible smells
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Old 10-10-2007, 20:02
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Just leave it and it will be gone in a few months
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Old 10-10-2007, 20:04
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No point crying over it innit! LOL!
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Old 10-10-2007, 21:01
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OH did that in his car once. It stank. For years.... (specially in the summers...)

Wish we'd known of a way to get rid of it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 21:02
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The smell of stale milk is awful - there's no smell in the world quite like it
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Old 11-10-2007, 00:43
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This was in The Telegraph not so long ago - scroll down to Suite & Sour. It's another vote for vinegar.
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Old 11-10-2007, 00:48
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Try one of these
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Old 11-10-2007, 00:51
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The smell of stale milk is awful - there's no smell in the world quite like it
A car someone's puked in is surely worse. If it gets into the nooks and crannies that can't be cleaned.
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Old 11-10-2007, 00:52
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A car someone's puked in is surely worse. If it gets into the nooks and crannies that can't be cleaned.
/me is grossed now.
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Old 11-10-2007, 00:57
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OMG, I had a friend years ago whose car smelt of spilt stale milk. I can still smell it when I think of him.
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:07
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No point crying over it innit! LOL!
LOL

A few months ago, I forgot to take a fish out of my keep net before I packed everything up and went home. I leave my fishing stuff in the car as I cycle to work everyday, so rarely use the car.

Can you imagine my surprise when I opened the car 3 weeks later to find one absolutely stinking, half melted and rotting fish carcass on the back seat?! Lovely.

If you want rid of the smell of the milk, stick a dead perch in there for a week
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:45
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there real its not a scam even tho it may read like one.

iv always wonted one.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:57
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Fabreeze ..... it worked in mine to eliminate baby sick odour which I would imagaine would smell worse than milk.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:16
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There's a product called Stardrops out, it's amazing! Gets most things out and removes the niff too!
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:27
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This thread made me laugh reminding me about a friend who had milk spilt in his car.

For ages he was going round thinking "what the hell is that smell"! After a few days when it was getting unbearable he investigated further to find that his dad had left one of the old bottles of milk (the ones with the foil top) in the boot full up thinking it would be ok and forgot about it (Of course the lid had come off and it had gone everywhere!
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