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      06-12-2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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Help! Wine Spill Advice Needed.

Recently on my way home from the grocery store a bottle of red wine broke in the trunk. When I got home to unload the groceries I noticed that the carpet was damp and quickly realized the wine smell.

Side note... of course it was the expensive bottle I bought and not any of the cheaper ones.

I grabbed a few towels and soaked up as much of the wine as I could out of the carpet. Once I had done that I left the trunk open to get some air circulating. After about 20 mins I went back and sprinkled baking soda all over the trunk hoping it would help absorb what was left. This was my wife's idea... I left the baking soda in the trunk until the next day. In the morning I vacuumed the baking soda out of the trunk. Everything seemed dry as can be... however the sour wine smell was still there. I thought it would slowly go away but it has been a week now and it is still lingering. I do believe that it is slowly going away but I thought maybe someone here can offer some advice on what else I could try that would accelerate the process?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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      06-12-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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More baking soda??
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I would suggest removing the trunk mat/carpet, rinsing it off with water. Take advantage of our weather, let it dry outside for a day or two. After it dries, hit it with Febreeze. Maybe place baking soda or moth balls in trunk for a few days.
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I would suggest removing the trunk mat/carpet, rinsing it off with water. Take advantage of our weather, let it dry outside for a day or two. After it dries, hit it with Febreeze. Maybe place baking soda or moth balls in trunk for a few days.
Good call! Will take a shot at it this weekend. Didn't even think about taking the whole thing out.
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Yeah and some carpet cleaner along with febreeze should do the trick.
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Thank you everyone. I took all of the trunk carpeting out yesterday and used some carpet cleaner on it, and then let it sit in the sun for a few hours while I worked in the garage. So far so good. Seems to have done it!
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I would suggest removing the trunk mat/carpet, rinsing it off with water. Take advantage of our weather, let it dry outside for a day or two. After it dries, hit it with Febreeze. Maybe place baking soda or moth balls in trunk for a few days.
I would agree with this plan.
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