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 break down the smoke particles.
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
Note we have used our formula on most vehicles and never had any issues. If your ceiling is drooping or damaged then we do not recommend using the formula or a wet vac as it could suck the material down. If the ceiling is firm then you shouldn’t have any problems. Please note some JEEP and CHRYSLER brands do have ceilings that are flimsy and floppy and will need care and attention.
We have found Nissans, Toyotas, to be very durable. Please try first in a small area first *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