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Spilt 2 pints of milk in my car - it STINKS - any advice?

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Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:33:41

Apart from the advice given by my friend who says I have to get rid of the car

Any cleaning tips?

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 08:34:35

bicarbonate of soda - mix to a paste, spread on, leave to dry, hoover up.

Bagpuss30 Fri 18-Feb-05 08:35:45

If that fails, professional valet I think.

Cod Fri 18-Feb-05 08:36:41

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Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:36:57

sorry, dumb question, is bicarbonate of soda the same as baking soda?

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 08:37:41

Um... I think so!

Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:38:17

It smells like sick.

Had to drive back from London with windows open

Cod, do you live in/near Codford

Cod Fri 18-Feb-05 08:38:50

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SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 08:40:00

Used to drive poast the sign to Codford when visiting inlaws... DH used to go to the disco there when he was a teenager.

Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:40:38

In the Wallops?

Suprised you didn't smell me drive past

KateandtheGirls Fri 18-Feb-05 08:43:41

We had a sippy cup full of milk get lost under a seat in the car recently. When I eventually found it, a few weeks later, I tried to salvage the cup by washing it out. Big mistake. I almost puked the second I took the lid off because the smell was so bad. I threw it in the rubbish, but the whole kitchen smelled, even after I took the rubbish out.

So I can imagine the smell in your car ...

Ameriscot2005 Fri 18-Feb-05 08:43:54

I did this once - took about a week for the smell to clear. I did attempt to clean it up with detergent and steam. After that, a daily dose of Febreeze seemed to do the trick.

Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:47:17

Stopped off and bought Fabreze - made it worse. Now sick disguised with lemon bleach.

Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:47:54

what will happen, will the milk remains just rot away leaving ...ta da...no smell, or will it stink forever

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 08:48:27

It doesn't stink forever, the smell does go.

Enid Fri 18-Feb-05 08:49:57

oh thank god.

Will try the baking soda one, thanks soupy

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