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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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have a new g6 -1000 k - how do i keep or restore the new car smell
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 08:24 PM
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Don't smoke, eat, drink, let pets or young children ride in your car and it will stay a little longer. You could also keep the windows and sunroof closed as much as possible. Its been 6 months for me and I've still got it!
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 11:55 AM
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Ditto the above.
Also, avoid cleaners which may be scented, heavy perfume/cologne/aftershaves.

As for restoration after it goes, there are scents whcih purport to be "new car" smells you can use. Can't vouch for them though.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 06:39 PM
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hahaha....just don't drive it. LOL Might not be the best solution but it 100% fool proof!

No..just kidding...

I have two kids...always have the windows open....still smells pretty good though...definatley DONT smoke in it. Did that with my other car, it kills the interior.

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You can probably find one of those "New Car Smell" air fresheners that are supposed to smell like the interior of a new car. Don't know how true that is. Local auto stores have them.
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They don't smell anything like a new car.

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I know how NOT to keep the new car smell.


Have a friend that you JUST picked up from a bar, 5 minutes from your apartment, puke all over the passenger dash and door before getting the door open to finish it on the street.


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I know how NOT to keep the new car smell.


Have a friend that you JUST picked up from a bar, 5 minutes from your apartment, puke all over the passenger dash and door before getting the door open to finish it on the street.


I would be so mad but that was good of you to take him home though
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 12:14 PM
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And don't volunteer to take your new car on a road trip with three other guys to a college football game

Feeling like a geek, I had golf towels in each seat when the guys got in, and told them what they were for. After morning #1, new car smell was still there. After morning #2, new car smell was long gone - or simply masked by three large beer spills. Cleaned them up when we got back, and everything was fine.

Oh, and the towels I so thoughtfully laid out for my buddies. NEVER used.
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buy a bunch of new plastics and fabrics and put them under your seats


while that might work, i believe once it's gone, it's gone, hence why it's called the "new car" smell...
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[...] i believe once it's gone, it's gone, hence why it's called the "new car" smell...
I will second that. Whatever the auto supply stores sell that claims to give off that "new car smell" is anything but. Something in the car's insulation has a great deal to do with the car's ability to retain that odor. My 1959 Buick STILL has that smell every time we get in. We don't smoke or eat in her either, FYI.

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That new car smell can be harmful to you!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9503413/

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Very interesting read!
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Yep, it's caused by the glues and adhesives used in construting the dash. I like the smell but I'd rather not be exposed to it for extended periods.

One of the things that can be used is new mats from a new car. Some of that new car smell is new carpet.
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