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Smelly Golf GTI

Discussion in 'Car Detailing' started by eves, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. eves

    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    I have a smelly MK5 GTi

    I purchased the vehicle in March and it has always had a damp/musty smell to the interia.

    I have fixed what looks like a blocked drain in sunroof but now have a nasty damp smell that doesn't seem to shift.

    I have used a Daktota odour bomb but that made no difference after a week or so.

    What are the best cleaning products for the cloth seats and the carpets?

    If my self valet doesn't work I'll sell her.

    Thanks in advance.

    Guy
     
  2. Knuckles

    Knuckles ClioSport Admin

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    @Daniel has some good tips for smelly interiors
     
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    welshname ClioSport Club Member

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    Yeah was going to say Daniel is the best person to ask. He's dealt with some proper rotters.

    You got a thread for the car?

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  4. Mr. Plums

    Mr. Plums ClioSport Club Member

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    Would you really sell it because it smells a bit?
     
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    bb55am ClioSport Club Member

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    Carpet cleaner, scrubbing brushes, wet vac and a little tree
     
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    leeds2592 ClioSport Club Member

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    You want some Autosmart Bio Brisk. Worked wonders on my smelly Recaros.
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    Cheers all,

    Rug doctor/wet vac sounds like a good idea - I think I'll rent one for a day next week.

    Any recommendations for carpet cleaners?
     
  8. eves

    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    These two?

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  9. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Whip the seats out front and back mate and get stuck in from the bottom up!

    If this were a RenaultSport you wouldn't have a problem as they all have 'the smell' lol.
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    I think that's the route I'm going to have to go. Although drivers seat is electric and looks a little tricky to remove but I'm sure it can be done.
     
  11. Gus

    Gus ClioSport Moderator

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    Has anyone used an ozone generator for stuff like this. Apparently ozone is meant to sort any bad smells .

    Not used it myself but people that know about it swear by it .
     
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    leeds2592 ClioSport Club Member

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    Sorry mate, totally missed this.

    It's the one on the left that I used.
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    Ok. So just purchased this.

    Any particular method to use to gain the best results?

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    leeds2592 ClioSport Club Member

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    Think there's instructions on the bottle of how to use it. Just dilute as stated, spray on then keep the area you sprayed as damp as possible. When I did my seats, I just put some damp microfibers over them.
     
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    davo172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Pics of car ?
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    This is my Golf and these are the said smelly seats

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    Mr. Plums ClioSport Club Member

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    That looks very nice.
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    Thanks. Apart from the smell it’s pretty much mint
     
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    Mr. Plums ClioSport Club Member

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    Does it smell like s**t or fish?
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    More of a damp smell sir
     
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    davo172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Rare colour !
     
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    Brendan2234 ClioSport Club Member

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    You sure you haven't got any wet carpet anywhere? Boot floor or behind the dash perhaps?
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    We found a slight leak that appeared to be dripping near the fuse box but this seems to have stopped since we cleared one of the drains under the sunroof.

    In all honestly the damp smell appears to be going it just needs a good freshen up.
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    Indeed it is especially on a 2007 registered model as the colour (Laser Blue) was discontinued in 2006
     
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    davo172 ClioSport Club Member

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    I know i was goin to buy one in that colour years back missed out . Will be worth a lot in years to come . like it a lot ! . Poor door deals may be causing your damp they have issues with them on mk5s..
     
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    davo172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Hope you sort it and keep it I have mk6 gti dsg perfect all round cars imo
     
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    eves ClioSport Club Member

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    Will let you at the weekend once it’s had a good interior clean haha. Yes good little car that’s just a my little run around
     

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