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How to remove the smell of petrol?

Hi, I drive a double cab, and this morning I went to get petrol in a jerry can for the lawn mower, the kids were in the cab, so I put the can ontop of a matress in the back, thinking it would stay upright, well, it didnt. When I got home about 5l spilled from the can onto the mattress and the rubberized cab. Although the mattress is removed, the smell inside the cab at the front is bad. How do I get the smell out, and how do I clean the mattress. I have poured washing power on it and scrubbing it, hoping it will help. Anyone have experience with this? BTW I thought a jerrycan would seal properly. Apparently not.

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63 mths ago

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petrol will evaporateb eventually and leave no residual smell.............you just have ot Air the Cab and load bodyt properly for a while............it will go away in a day or so provided it is allowed ot evaporate. It worked for me...

63 mths ago

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Try cutting a lemon in half and rubbing this on the matress. Perhaps also leave that lemon cut in the back. Maybe a bucket of water with vinegar will work, I know it works for paint fumes.

63 mths ago

Bicarbonate of soda koeksoda, rub in allow 45min to absorb and vacuum, it even remove the bad smell from rotten food and milk.

63 mths ago

Pull a match... (sorry I couldnt help it...)

63 mths ago

Just leave the bakkie open!! It will dissapear, petrol smell does not last very long, btw I love that smell!!

63 mths ago

Use a match!

63 mths ago

The same thing happened to my husband ... ok, it was diesel and there was no matress! But, there was still a spill. He left the canopy open (windows too) for a while and just washed the rubber lining to remove the diesel "pools". A couple of days later, the smell was gone.

63 mths ago

I got this from Google: THE CAB: Put ground charcoal on the spot. Place 2 inches of ground charcoal on the and change it every other day until the odor is gone. You can use the same charcoal that is used for outside cooking. Don't use briquettes buy real charcoal. You can turn it into a powder by putting it in a blender. It is very soft and will grind easily. Grinding it will not harm your blender. Dispose of the used charcoal before putting new in. THE MATTRESS, TRY: To remove gas (petrol) smelling from clothing, soak overnight in baby oil (use as if you would like downy), then wash in baking soda, then wash with normal detergent. It rid an entire basket of clothes of the "gas smell". Try it it works.

63 mths ago

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