I ate ONE, i repeat ONE, bag of chips in my car 3 weeks ago and the smell won't go. I have used every product you can think of and aired it out accordingly but it still radiates chips. It's making me a very hungry and very fat man. Advice sought.
JJackson - you fool, don't you know that you should never eat or drink in your car if you want to keep the smells away. Especially smelly foods such as chips.
As you point out, you will eventually turn into a chip on legs.
Ok the very best way to remove oders from any enclosed space is to take a couple of sheets on newspaper, scrunch them up into a 100mm diameter ball and soak it in water. Wring out most of the water and place the wet ball of newspaper in your cars footwell over night. They next day the smell will be gone. Guaranteed.
Also works great for smells in your fridge as well. Edited by: Rooster
I think the best way to remove smells from cars is to thoroughly clean every material surface in the car.
We had to take a load of garden rubbish to the tip in our Audi, (would never go near my up or my dads car!) it reeked of old grass cutting after and the car had to be sold. I got out the interior cleaner which is designed for carpets and fabrics along with plastics (came with a Merc Starguard kit but I'm sure anything from Chemical Guys or Cleanyourcar.co.uk would be equally as effective).
I hoovered the whole car then liberally sprayed the cleaner over the carpets etc.. and scrub with a clean towel. With fabric seats you will want to do them as well, if you had leatherette seats leather cleaner may also help.
Once you have done this I would recommend going on eBay and getting some Superguard fabric protector and applying this to the whole car (around £5, one can should be enough!) this will not only protect any spillages on the seats but while the whole car is spotless it makes sense to apply it.
up! is a real odour absorber, I bought mine used @ 4 months old and it stinks of cigarettes. I tried Neutradol which is always like a last resort solution before going for a full interior valet and it didn't work... So yes, I am going to get a valet to clean it. And if that doesn't help I'm going to either replace the headliner or sell the car.