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Old 09-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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Horrible Smell to get rid of!!!

So I left my back window up a few nights ago and I believe a cat pp'd in my freakin Jeep. Anyone ever had this horrible experience and know of something to get rid of the smell?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

FYI, I've already tried Febreez and Resolve carpet cleaner which covered the smell for a second. It's definitely still there though.

Please Please HELP!!!!

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Old 09-21-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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Remove carpet - shoot cat! (Dang I hate that!) Try a pet store for the cat spray deodorizer. 'm cats are STINKY!

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go to a pets hairdresser and get some dog hairs. put that under your carpet.
the cats will smell that and they will never come back into your TJ.

after putting a little bag with dog hair under my hood i never had cat footprints on my hood again. before i had this every morning for over 5 years.
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Any idea if it's on the carpet or the seat? If it's the carpet, well, I'd say use a torch! Seriously, if it's a few years old and see's any ruff use, I'd think about just ditching the carpet altogether, line the tub and be done with it!
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go to a pets hairdresser and get some dog hairs. put that under your carpet.
the cats will smell that and they will never come back into your TJ.

after putting a little bag with dog hair under my hood i never had cat footprints on my hood again. before i had this every morning for over 5 years.
Now that is CLEVER! I will definitely be trying that soon, on all my cars! In addition to the first suggestion, about shooting the cats!
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Now that is CLEVER! I will definitely be trying that soon, on all my cars! In addition to the first suggestion, about shooting the cats!
thatĀ“s also good against martens. near woods they often go under the hoods and bite cables and hoses.
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Any idea if it's on the carpet or the seat? If it's the carpet, well, I'd say use a torch! Seriously, if it's a few years old and see's any ruff use, I'd think about just ditching the carpet altogether, line the tub and be done with it!
unfortunatly, the carpet is less than a year old and still in brand new condition, except for the pee smell of course, so ditching the carpet isn't really an option. I might try a pet store for a cat spray deodorizer. This of course after I sit on the front porch with my 12 gauge...
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you will never get that smell out i had a cat piss in the front seat of my acura i tried everything after a month i just went to a salvage and got a new seat. their is nothing as bad as that smell when the windows have been rolled up all day and its a 100 degrees outside
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Well, pull it all out fm the back and douse it with OXI clean, if nothing else works, it's worth a shot, it seems to get everything else out! It even got grease and paint off my shoes yesterday!
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unfortunatly, the carpet is less than a year old and still in brand new condition, except for the pee smell of course, so ditching the carpet isn't really an option. I might try a pet store for a cat spray deodorizer. This of course after I sit on the front porch with my 12 gauge...

Bad deal but ta be brutally honest with ya the longer ya smell the cat pee in yer Jeep the more viable an option throwin out the carpet will likely become.......Youll think its gone but then youll have a warm or rainy day and BAM its back......hate ta be a sayer of doom but I wouldnt lie to ya just ta be nice.......it will never go away.....cut yer losses.....sorry ...Gary
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Prolly not going to come out easy, pull it out and wash the heck out of it.

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the heater in the winter time will make it smell awful if its in the front. jeeps shouldnt have carpet in them anyway it was the first to go in mine along with the plastic bumper ends
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There is an enzyme spray made for pet urine that neutralizes the smell. Basically eliminates the chemicals in the urine that produces the odor. I've had pretty good success with it. Works almost immediately. You can find it just about anywhere. I recently got some a walmart but there is probably a better selection at PetSmart or similar store.
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:03 AM   #14
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Head to the Dollar Tree (or equal) and pick up some Awesome....Pineglo.....
Take the carpet out and rinse with garden hose.....
Take a garden sprayer and add Awesome and wate together and douse carpets liberally, then mix the pineglo in the garden sprayer with small amount of water and soak carpets with it. Dont rinse the pinglo out of the carpet, let it dry in it. But rinse the Awesome out.

Just helped bro do this last weekend and his carpets smelled great!

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Old 09-22-2007, 08:47 AM   #15
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Had cat smell in another vehicle. Febreezed it at least twenty times still stunk. Buddy of mine has a detail shop and encounters problems like this alot, he told me to try rubbing alcohol on all poarse material. I did so a couple time and it seemed to help a lot. Hope this helps P.S H>A>T>E CATS
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Pull the carpet out and douse it with gasoline or kerosene, then use some dishwashing soap and scrub it, then rinse with a yard hose. If that does not work remove again douse with kerosene or gas and apply a bic lighter..

I'm in the process of steam cleaning my great room carpets and there were a couple of smelly spots from our ferret. I'm on the 3rd pass with the hand tool power scrubber now. Been working on it for 2 weeks now.

I'm on the verge of calling the local carpet store.

Had a couple of cats that liked to sit in our three open TJ's, complained to their owners and they did nothing, a paint ball gun fixed the issue, they got the hint when the cats came home yellow and red. The paint rinsed right out of the wet okoles too...
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I think you should use a Zippo lighter instead of a bic. Back on topic though...I boght a house once that the Po let the catt pee all over the carpet in the laundry room. I ripped out the carpet and dumped two boxed of arm and hammer baking soda on the floor and let it sit for a couple of days. After that, I got out the tools and ripped the floor out. I set the carpet in the yard until garbage day and it rained, rinsing all the cat pee out into the grass. It took over a year for the grass to grow again.There is nothing worse than cat pee.
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Call a carpet cleaner and ask them what they use, Some kind of enzyme and it does work.
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I found out an interesting story about my Jeep yesterday...

An elderly couple owned it before me apparently, and the wife kept complaining of a sulfur smell. None of the mechanics were able to smell anything but they replaced ALL the fluids and the catalytic converter as well, still they complained of this smell that no on but them could smell, so they gave it back to the dealer and got a different Jeep. I got the Jeep in perfect condition, never knowing of the previous owner, just before it went to auction.

As far as cat crap... Well, not as bad as cat pee...
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There is an enzyme spray made for pet urine that neutralizes the smell.
Thanks for all the suggestions...I stopped by PetDepot last night and found stuff specifically for cat urine. I ended up spraying the whole bottle throughout the jeep. No more cat pee smell and it's been almost a full day and very hot. The stuff I sprayed didn't stink like chemicals or anything either, it actually smells like a fabric softner. I'm good to go now, hopefully for the cats sake I don't see him out there. I've been wantin some good target practice...
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Thanks for all the suggestions...I stopped by PetDepot last night and found stuff specifically for cat urine. I ended up spraying the whole bottle throughout the jeep. No more cat pee smell and it's been almost a full day and very hot. The stuff I sprayed didn't stink like chemicals or anything either, it actually smells like a fabric softner. I'm good to go now, hopefully for the cats sake I don't see him out there. I've been wantin some good target practice...
Hopefully your floor won't fall out if it's strong enough to get rid of cat pee I'd be leery of it around steel
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Go to the pet store and get Simple Solution or Nature's Miracle.
Pour it on generously - soak the carpet. Let it sit for a while, then dab up the excess solution.

Both companies have solution specific for cat urine and spray.

I've also heard vinegar will break it down. Haven't tried it, but can vouch for the above cleaners.

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