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Old 07-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Anyone ever hit a skunk??

After talking my lovely bride to dinner and a movie about thirty miles from home, ( we live in tim-buc-tu), we nailed a skunk with the passenger side hard as could be. Holy crap! We were about 1 mile from home. By the time we arrived we both reeked of not only skunk, but of some other unfathomable burnt skunk smell. I sure hope it doesn't rain for a few days. Can't park it in the garage.
Who else has had an encounter with a critter that stunk up your ride?

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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been there...... done that..... 3-4 times.

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:43 AM   #3
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My Aunt did that. The smell only lasts about 18 months, then gets better.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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Done that a few times, I would take it to the car wash and power wash the undercarriage to lessen the smell.
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Give it a bath in tomato juice! J/K, sorry bad joke, that really sucks! Post when you find a cure!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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I had to wash mine about 5 times and that really cut down on the smell.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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I hit one coming home from fishing...it bounced along nicely from the front of the truck right to the back of the trailer where it finally stopped
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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I've already had my neighbors texting and facebooking about the smell.
My 4year old told his 15 year old brother that mom an dad got skunked. Then he said because he hugged me... He got skunked too. Lol.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #9
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Glad I'm off the ground a bit. Kept the body from getting skunked. Mostly just the tires now that stink.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
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Give it a bath in tomato juice! J/K, sorry bad joke, that really sucks! Post when you find a cure!!
I would maybe try this?? Put some tomato juice in a garden pesticide like sprayer that connects to a hose and spray it on then rinse shortly there after.
It could help neutralize the smell?
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #11
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I hit one, no top, no doors, the smell was amazing. Luckily the back water was up over the road, so I drove through it a couple times and no more stank

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #12
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Hit one on the way to the alignment shop. Mechanics were NOT happy!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #13
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Hit one on the way to the alignment shop. Mechanics were NOT happy!
That is hilarious. I actually like the smell of skunks but I am sure that it gets old fast.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #14
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I'm surprised at how fast the smell has dissipated. My neighbors are beginning to come out if their houses now. Haha.
Btw. He's still on the road where we last saw him. Went by and said farewell to him today. The potlicker!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #15
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That is hilarious. I actually like the smell of skunks but I am sure that it gets old fast.
Lol You would be the first I've heard of. Is it sort of like a "judging a fart" thing or do you seek them out?

I could still smell it when I went back for the pick-up. They did the job I'll give them that much. Don't know if I would have had such job loyalty!
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You might could go to a veterinarian and see if they have a product called "Skunk-Off". It's a spray that is meant to be used on your dog if they get sprayed. I've used it before when my Lab got sprayed and it worked wonders. When used on dogs, you just spray it on them, let it dry, and then wipe the down with and old towel and your done. If my lab got wet, you could still smell it a little bit but it was very faint. Might could just spray it on the Jeep and just let it dry (don't see why you would have to wipe anything down).

The only downside is that it is a little pricey. I think it was about $30 for a decent sized bottle. It was well worth it though!
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There is a quick easy way to take care of this. Senior citizens have been doing it for years. Find a farmers market, locate the tomato stand, place into 4 HI and then confuse the gas and brake pedals. Instant tomato puree chopped, churned and sprayed all over the under carriage.

Skunk problem solved. Several other problems created.
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Hit one on the way to the alignment shop. Mechanics were NOT happy!
Pi**ing myself laughing!
spray it with tomato juice or vinegar water, then rince it off soon
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:04 AM   #20
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Don't ask why I know this but mix a combination of baking soda, white vinegar, and water. Should be able to find the recipe on google. We had an epidemic here a few years ago and my wife used that to get the smell out of my clothes. You can put it in a spray bottle and lightly mist your interior with it - generally good deodorizer.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #21
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Seems like now, after only a few days, the only time you can smell it is when I go through a puddle. At least now I have a fun story with and about my jeep!
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:59 PM   #22
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If you fid a professional carpet cleaning supply store, such as Interlink, they will have several chemicals that will work.
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you can get skunk-off at bass pro if there is one near by - or you can order it online
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Should get that poor animal one of these!!!! LOL
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Should get that poor animal one of these!!!! LOL
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Should get that poor animal one of these!!!! LOL
Classic!! But now way am I getting close to the skunk I hit!
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Classic!! But now way am I getting close to the skunk I hit!
Oops. Stupid spell check
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #28
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Washed the jeep yesterday, and until it dried, it smelled like the skunk.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #29
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My fathers dog got hit by a car and I had to bring him to the vet. His fricken anal scent gland had gone off. 25 miles to the vet with my head out the window gagging all the way. (dog was fine)

...and the recipe is baking soda, peroxide, and dish soap. My doberman has not learned that the skunk always wins.
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had to shoot a skunk that kept breaking in to my garbage. the best thing I used to get rid of the smell was a 75/25 mix of hydrogen peroxide 75% and baking soda 25%. it will take several washings but will work. good luck

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