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#31 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 12:27 PM
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Try a putty knife. First there has to be vapors to ignite and then a spark to ignite the vapors. I highly doubt if there are any more vapors, just smells.

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Dont feel so bad buddy, spilt battery fluid in my trunk once. Ate my ball cap and striped the plating off a ****tail shaker. Haha we all have the WTF was i thinking moments but we just move forward.

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It's been more than a week, and the smell has dissipated A LOT. It's not nearly as bad as it once was. Keeping the trunk open in a heated garage at night considering it gets down to 30 degrees outside. I'm going to continue to air it out for a couple more weeks maybe longer and see what happens.

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It's been months and I think the smell is finally gone. Occasionally on a REALLY HOT day a slight odor might be present but I haven't smelled anything in quite some time. Lesson learned. I have since purachsed non spill gas cans that can't open. They NOW come with safeties. My older can I used had no such feature back in 1987. Foolish I am, I know.

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Just saw this thread antman did u try scraping off the pad on the bottom of the trunk? You can replace it with dynamat. The pretty much all it is. I didn't read the whole tread for the carpet did you try dawn dish detergent? Or rubbing alcohol with water it will be a strong smell but it cuts the gas smell. Try old spice body wash and mix some alcohol in it

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I did not scrape the pad on the bottom of the trunk. Over time (months) the smell went away. Of course, days after it dried I cleaned it using.
Baking Soda
weeks later white vinegar
weeks later Dawn soap

Not sure which (if any) worked, because it still stunk but SLOWLY went away.
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Time will cure anything from a smelly trunk to a broken toe.
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