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    Car Upholstery - Gas Spill

    As the topic says, I spilled some gas in the back of my Jeep. Lethal smell when mixed with Resolve carpet cleaner. x_x I can lift the carpet and dry it out, but I had my emergency kit back there which had a red sticker on it. I say had because the gas made the red ink on the sticker run off and dyed part of the carpet red. Even if I get it cleaned up to an appreciable non-smelling level, what would be the cost of getting a whole new section of carpeting for that area? Its about four by four feet, I was thinking maybe $50. I did search on Google which didn't help me much.

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    the very back? if so you CAN cut out the carpet and they have some "cargo liner" on ebay for cherokees that look pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashlawn Kemling
    As the topic says, I spilled some gas in the back of my Jeep. Lethal smell when mixed with Resolve carpet cleaner. x_x I can lift the carpet and dry it out, but I had my emergency kit back there which had a red sticker on it. I say had because the gas made the red ink on the sticker run off and dyed part of the carpet red. Even if I get it cleaned up to an appreciable non-smelling level, what would be the cost of getting a whole new section of carpeting for that area? Its about four by four feet, I was thinking maybe $50. I did search on Google which didn't help me much.

    TRY THE JUNK YARD....Start calling junk yards and ask if they have your type of vehicle...also gas is a gas....it will evapotate....but when it's soaked into something it takes awhile.... leave the windows open as much as possible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bosstone74
    TRY THE JUNK YARD....Start calling junk yards and ask if they have your type of vehicle...also gas is a gas....it will evapotate....but when it's soaked into something it takes awhile.... leave the windows open as much as possible!
    I guess you must have a decent junkyard in your area , in my area the min. price that they will sell you an individual part for is $50 ****es me off. If I were you I'd just go to Home depot / Lowe's and get either some auto carpet or some indoor/ outdoor carpet, the stuff is relatively cheap.
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    Try going to an Auto Detailer. They'll be able to give you an estimate. Otherwise, try Purple Power. It's a good cleaner of stuff.

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    Ashlawn, what type of Jeep is it?

    I second the check Junk yards... and for the mean time pull it out and leave it out if it's making your interior stink... the smell will be absorbed in the other fabric in there I imagine, so the sooner it's out the better.

    If junkyards fail, there's always Ebay.

    Or see if a detailing shop thinks they can get it out...

    Then look into an external way of carrying a Gas can

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    I'm going to guess you've got a Cherokee based on Guitar's post...

    You've got several options such as roof racks and spare tire carriers, but this is one you might not see so often... it's a friend of mine and I think it's just drilled and bolted to the side panel... of course you should put some sealant after drilling to prevent rust...


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