Disaster in my Car! Help!

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    Sep 13, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
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    I was headed to the gym with a huge shaker full of whole milk and my protein powder. I wasn't hungry yet so I checked to make sure the top was screwed on tight, then laid it in the passenger seat. I get to the gym, pick it up to drink it and it's EMPTY! Apparently, I forgot to check the mouthpiece to make sure it was sealed and the entire contents leaked through the seat into the carpet below. This was a huge shake! I tried getting as much out as possible with towels and cleaners but now my car is starting to smell like vomit.

    Aside from having the carpet replaced, anyone have any ideas what I should do about this? icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 13, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
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    I was headed to the gym with a huge shaker full of whole milk and my protein powder. I wasn't hungry yet so I checked to make sure the top was screwed on tight, then laid it in the passenger seat. I get to the gym, pick it up to drink it and it's EMPTY! Apparently, I forgot to check the mouthpiece to make sure it was sealed and the entire contents leaked through the seat into the carpet below. This was a huge shake! I tried getting as much out as possible with towels and cleaners but now my car is starting to smell like vomit.

    Aside from having the carpet replaced, anyone have any ideas what I should do about this? icon_neutral.gif

    Steam cleaning with a wet vac, and quick. This stuff will mildew and smell. Especially in the heat of where you live. Soak it with anti-mildew agents and wet vac it out.

    You may indeed be looking at replacing the front passenger seat and the carpet. This may be beyond anything Fabreze can do.
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    Sep 13, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Rent a steam cleaner with a hose at a grocery store or borrow one from a friend or family. Some car wash places have coin op upholstery cleaners as well. If for some reason it does get stinky later on go to PetSmart and buy a fairly large 1/2 gal or more bottle of Simple Solutions or Natures Miracle, whichever is cheaper, they're basically identical, and massage it in full strength to the affected area so that it is quite wet and let it dry completely, then vacuum. It's the stuff used to remove urine odors etc from carpets and upholstery. It must be used full strength and allowed to fully dry.. test it first on an inconsipous place though.. Febreeze etc works but not as well. because it doesn't go far enough into the fabric.

    another thought.. you can buy little handheld wet/dry dustbusters at places like Walmart etc for around $30 if you can't get your hands on a full size home shampooer etc.

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    Sep 13, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    armour all makes an upolstery cleaner for car interiors. u spray it on and let it sit for about 5minutes then soak it up with towels, repeat it a couple times and it should get most of it out. seemed to work well for my truck with coffee, and dirt and grease in the fabric, 2 years worth.
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidWhat? You don't like the smell of vomit?



    Oddly enough, I have a very strong stomach for just about anything.....but vomit! And that's exactly what it smells like. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    Take it and have it thoroughly detailed. It may cost you a few bucks.

    (Or call Harvey Keitel...)
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    Given the amount that spilled, it might be worthwhile to check with a detail shop or a mobile detailer to see what they'd charge to get it all out. They usually have quite a bit of experience with these sorts of spills.
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
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    Trollileo saidWhat? You don't like the smell of vomit?



    Oddly enough, I have a very strong stomach for just about anything.....but vomit! And that's exactly what it smells like. icon_neutral.gif
    I know what you mean. I watched that castration video you linked, 2girls1cup, 3guys1hammer, kids in a sandbox, and pain Olympics without feeling like I was going to get sick. My friend threw up in the front seat of my truck two summers ago and I had to pull over and get out, because it was so nauseating.


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    Sep 13, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    I'd suggest a stain remover with enzymes to break down the milk. This is one that I use for pet stains. It has always worked well for me. It may take a few treatments.

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+20820+578&pcatid=578
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    it won't help now, but for future reference...

    i usually carry things in the car than can spill, leak, etc. in a plastic sealable storage container - like Sterilite.

    after an experience like the one you've had, it's saved me multiple times. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    dude, i'd pull tha seat out an jus hose the hell out of it, literally, then sit in it, (ya ur gonna get wet) rinse sit repeat till ur sure its clean, then sit on it an smoosh out as much water as possible, then use every towel you got, sit on a towel on it till its soaked, do this till its nearly dry, a steamcleaner is only gonna get tha surface at best, good luck man
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidTake it and have it thoroughly detailed. It may cost you a few bucks.

    (Or call Harvey Keitel...)


    +1 !

    Harvey Keitel would give the best detailing service!
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    mayBbignow2 saidWhy would your car smell like vomit from a shake? Shows how healthy these things are.



    It's soured milk dude! It would smell that way in 90 degree heat even without the protein powder in it.
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    Sep 13, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    Try baking soda mixed with a little bit of ammonia. Then use a dry shop vac
  • JP85257

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    Sep 13, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    Shampoo the carpets and then febreeze the fuck out of it for like a month lol
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    Sep 13, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    Pay some bum to steal your car and total it, then you'll get a new one!


    (all the other good ideas where taken)
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    Bisssel used to make a small steam cleaner called a little green machine. Its a good investment if you are a let owner.
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    Some car washes have a carpet shampoo thing next to the vacuum. you can suck it up shampoo suck that up. you can buy a small green machine to clean it for about 80 bucks
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    Sep 13, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    I sold my 2005 Jeep Liberty last year...the upholstery was dirty. LOL
    Seriously, the seats were shiny from the dirt and grime of use for all kinds of heavy duty stuff. I tried several products and nothing would take the grime out of the upholstery or carpet.
    The guy I sold it to found THIS product... and when I next saw the interior, it was like BRAND NEW!! One can costs around $35, but it foams on and wipes off very quickly.
    This is a pic of the can...only available online.

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    Sep 13, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    Why bring milk to the gym?? It's not one of those things I really think would be a "on the go shake"


    Try not bringing milk to the gym icon_smile.gif Save that for the home protein shake that way you only had powder.
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    Sep 13, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidWhy bring milk to the gym?? It's not one of those things I really think would be a "on the go shake"


    Try not bringing milk to the gym icon_smile.gif Save that for the home protein shake that way you only had powder.



    Because sometimes I rather mix my protein with whole milk instead of water, depending upon the brand.
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    Sep 13, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    So I found this mobile detailing dude on Yelp that has a five star rating and his reviewers rave about how good he is. He's coming to my house tomorrow at 3PM. I'm a little worried about the price though. He seems awfully cheap, but what do I know?