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Old 06-19-2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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Getting Rid of Smoke

We just bought our 1994 Excella. its previous owner was a heavy smoker; we do not smoke. We have had everything steam cleaned in hopes of getting rid of the smoke. We have pulled out all of the upholstered pieces, mattress and the curtains. We are replacing the walls with wood and scrubbing all hard surfaces. Any more suggestions would be of great help!

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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Welcome neighbor...

There have been several threads on this. If you do a search......in the upper blue bar this page....you can see the results.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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We just bought our 1994 Excella. its previous owner was a heavy smoker; we do not smoke. We have had everything steam cleaned in hopes of getting rid of the smoke. We have pulled out all of the upholstered pieces, mattress and the curtains. We are replacing the walls with wood and scrubbing all hard surfaces. Any more suggestions would be of great help!

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Try Spray Power Orange. The Camping World in Statesville, NC turned us on to that when we were bringing our Argosy home. It cuts through just about every kind of grime you can imagine and leaves a very fresh smell. We used it to get all of the mildew off the walls - including the stuff under the sinks that had been growing there for 30+ years. Works great! The only place we've been able to find it has been Camping World, but we really haven't looked too hard anywhere else...
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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You might try and see if you can rent an ionizing machine. Hotels use them when people smoke in non smoking rooms. Do a Google search for an explanation. It'll help.
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you can also purchase an ion -izer. PEAK-03 is a good one. You just plug it in and leave the area for a good while and it will give you that fresh air scent. should work good...its a nice tool to have around for other things too. Some people like em...some people don't...but we like the one we have. They are expensive (about 250.00 or in and around that area) But like I said they are a great machine to have around the house and they don't take up hardly any space. Let me add here that if you DO go out looking for an air purifier...there are many out there that LOOK like they do the job but don't and you can pay an arm and a leg for nothing...Peak -O3 can be googled and I feel like they are the number one makers of there purifiers. Good Luck
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Cars are frequently treated with a product called Atmosclear that eliminates the cigarette smoke odor. I think you can buy it at automotive places, or get it treated somewhere for you also. It eliminates the odor so it doesn't come back.

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Those ionizers don't get the nicotine stains off though, you still need to cut the crud...
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Bob--put a dog in there for a couple weeks then you'll smell the dog more than the smoke--no just kidding. but--good advice above----after you try all of the sprays, gels, simple green, freshners, etc.. and.....since you're repaneling---i'd paint the walls and floors with an oil based primer like kilz and put a coat of latex paint over it. seal the heck out of that thing. but what about your cabinetry--is it painted or not. if so--oil prime and repaint all of that too. then put in new flooring. let us know how it goes--regards--ted (1956 bubble)
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