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SUBJECT: # 34401: How to get rid of that squid smell on upholstery ?

Submitted by KenG ( from NEW JERSEY on 4/13/2001 8:15:00 AM

Murphy's law finally hit, and my bait container with ice water and raunchy squid tipped over on my back seat, soaking the cloth seat. I tried Resolve carpet cleaner, then baking soda, and finally pulled the seat out, it stunck so bad. With the varied experience on this board, I'm hoping someone has a good idea - I would ship it to the drycleaner to run through a perchorethylene bath, but the seat has a metal and cardboard support sturcture. Thanks, Ken.

  1. 4/13/2001 12:03:00 PM Submitted by Rich A from NORTH CAROLINA says Might be worth a try
    Going back to my days in the seafood business, we would occassionally receive a shipment that would get sent back. If something spilled and got into fabric (aprons, clothes) and stunk badly a good coating of lemon juice worked wonders. I do not know if this will work with your situation, but lemons are pretty cheap so it may be worth a try.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 4/13/2001 2:24:00 PM Submitted by Casey ( from MARYLAND says coffee!
    Coffee! Dump a can of cheap can of ground coffee on where the smell is. This happened to me with squid on the floor of my suburban, for 2 days in during the summer. I tried febreeze and all types of floor cleaners to no avail. Someone on this board suggested coffee and it worked like a charm. I left it on for 3 days.

  3. 4/13/2001 4:34:00 PM Submitted by Happy ( from TEXAS says Odor removal
    Get some liquid enzyme.They will digest any organic odor: urine, feces,vomit, fish, shrimp, squid juice etc. Can be purchased in building supply, hardware stores and have seen this in retail medical supply stores. Cost about $10.00 to15.00 Quart. Spray on , keep moist/wet for awile. Should do the trick. Good Luck

  4. 4/13/2001 8:31:00 PM Submitted by Captain Buddy ( from FLORIDA says Use coffee.... really, really works. A shallow container, such as a baking dish, full of coffee will work.

  5. 4/13/2001 9:38:00 PM Submitted by Aguazul ( from TEXAS says Use Mullet
    Leave an old mullet there for a few days, you will forget all about the squid.

    Sorry, couldn't help it.

  6. 4/14/2001 1:08:00 AM Submitted by Jaco ( from South Africa says Try a petshop
    They normally have some good stuff to get rid of really smelly stuff like cat urine etc.

  7. 4/14/2001 4:58:00 AM Submitted by Stu from CONNECTICUT says Use 2 of the above
    First use the coffee for immediate relief. It has been suggested here on the board in similar situations in the past, and the effectivness of which has been sung praises again and again. Once you can re-enter the vehicle, I would definitely soak the area with one of the enzymatic products mentioned. I've always used a product called "Natures Miracle" available at a local pet supply store. It will kill the bacteria and keep the smell from coming back the first hot sunny day you leave the windows closed.

  8. 4/14/2001 11:01:00 AM Submitted by capt david ( from ALABAMA says 3oz of garlic juce
    You'l never smell the squid; capt david

  9. 4/15/2001 3:25:00 PM Submitted by stripes ( from NORTH CAROLINA says Quit dating squid.
    Date blowfish instead.

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