LIKE FISH? BUT NOT THE ODOR?
“Many locations offer great fishing opportunities. And what better way to enjoy the sport ? Rent a car, fill the tire well with ice, catch the fish, dress the fish in the trunk, and go home with the fillets. Let someone else worry about the smell? We have seen this from Alaska to Maine and down to Florida! Only one problem: How do you get the Fish Odor out? Marvel-US® Deodorizer can get the job done.Today’s adventure started in Ft Myers Florida. The detail manager, Mickey, asked us to treat a car about a quarter mile away in the lot… We asked him to bring it to the detailing area, but he said he couldn’t get in the car. So we walked over to the car, standing in the hot, Summer, Florida, sun. When we opened the door the STENCH of dead fish blasted out of the car… We knew that the odor wasn’t from fishy hands or shoes, but there had to be a fish in the car. We looked under the front seat….we looked in the back seat, and the odor was getting stronger, but no fish. We opened the trunk, and now the odor was very strong. We lifted the mat and there under the mat was a sea of water and fish parts surrounding the spare tire! The ice had melted and the fillets were gone, but the fish and bad odor were still there. We opened the drain and let the fish water out. We removed the spare tire, jack, and jack stand and washed the trunk, tire and jack in soap and water….still VERY smelly. We washed the tire, trunk and jack…still very smelly. We took the Marvel-US® deodorizer in a pump spray bottle and applied it to a cloth and wiped the tire, jack, trunk with the deodorizer. We then took the atomizer with the Marvel-US® deodorizer and fogged the trunk lining and interior of the car. Twenty minutes later, the car was odor free and returned to the ready line…..And when we checked a week later, the car was still in service with no complaints.
TIP: All odor sources must be removed before deodorizing a car. If the fish odor was coming a seat or carpet you can be sure it is not “on” the carpet, but “in” the carpet and the backing. In these cases shampoo the affected areas with upholstery cleaner and plenty of water. Then use an extractor or wet vac to pull the decomposing material out of the carpet or upholstery. Then saturate the spot or area with Marvel-US® deodorizer, shampooing it in. Shop vac out excess fluid so the area dries quicker. When dry the odor will be gone.
Detailing would have cost $120…and doesn’t always work. But for $1.00 worth of Marvel-US® deodorizer and twenty minutes, Mickey saved the company almost $100. and saved the rental time if it would have been sent to a detailer. Mickey thanks for the challenge. ”