Hi I am Ken The Odor Dude and I am delighted you have found this webpage.
There is no doubt that cigarette smoke in a vehicle is very upsetting to a non smoker and if you are unlucky enough to buy a car that has a cigarette smoke contamination then rest assured there is a way to remove those toxic chemicals that come from smoke and reside in the ceiling.
Step No 1.
Using a large spray bottle pump the chemical into the fabric of the vehicle to help get cigarette smell out
Step No 2.
Step No 3.
Using the wet vac and injection system inject with very hot water (close to boiling) into the same fabric that has the formula in it
Step No 4
Extract the residues (hot water and smoke odor control product) with your wet vac (I use the small wand for this). Below is a typical result from extracting a ceiling. These are the waste residues from cigarettes
Take care on older car brands. BMW, JEEP, CHRYSLER If the ceiling is flimsy, floopy or not firm then take extreme care.
We have found Nissans, Toyotas, to be strong so always try first in a small area first and see how the ceiling handles it. *NOTE WE take no responsibility if ceiling damage occurs. Always spot test in an inconspicuous area first
Step No 5
Finish with very hot water again and leave to dry. If this does not remove the cigarette smell smoke smell then repeat process or use an ozone machine to neutralize smoke residues when the seats have dried thoroughly (always clean before ozone treatment)
Craig is going to run us through the process in the video below.
To get smoke smell out you will also need a carpet cleaning machine that has the ability to inject hot water and extract residues at the same time. I use a wet vac for smaller jobs and it works brilliantly. I use the smaller wand (not pictured for cigarette smoke removal)
Here is the link to buy an ozone machine
Thanks for learning how to get cigarette smell out of your vehicle. Any problems contact me below or via my facebook page