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Even though this is a non reatta question I think you guys might be able to help. After getting my mom's '64 vette out of storage a year ago I still haven't been able to get the moth ball scent out of the leather seats! I know the smell is coming from the leather seats/door panels. I've used carpet deoderizer, charcoal, and let it bake in the sun with the doors all open. It's been over a year now and everytime you step out of the car after driving it for 15 minutes my clothes smell like moth balls! Not very appealing eh? Maybe you guys have a solution or something you use? Thanks, J frown.gif" border="0

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Try a room size ionizer for let it run for about a month.Then next year put the moth balls in a pie pan under the car not in it ,use a few bars of irishspring soap cut up in a pie pan.I found out the hard way also.MOTHBALLS SUCK BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!! shocked.gif" border="0

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I would start by putting a heavy coat of lexol leather conditioner on the seats and leave it for a few days without wiping it off. Object is to have it penetrate into the leather. Lexol, at least, has a more pleasing odor than mothballs. Then I would try the other fixes.

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I actually am just seconding Wufibug's opinion, with an alternate product. <A HREF="http://www.griotsgarage.com" TARGET=_blank>www.griotsgarage.com</A> sells a leather rejuvinator product which is leather scented. I used it on my '89 like three months ago and it not only did a much better job "rejuvinating" the leather than lexol has ever done, my car still smells like leather.

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Well you could always drive it for 14 minutes and shorter...seriously...<P>The main ingredient in mothballs is a hydrocarbon called naphthalene. Naphthalene is called a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon because it has more than one ring and it is aromatic. As you suspected Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs for short) are poisonous to most insects <B>AND </B>PAHs are carcinogenic in mammals (including humans) and so should be used sparingly and in well-ventilated areas!!! frown.gif" border="0 It gets better; mothballs should be taken to a licensed hazardous waste handler or saved for a professional household hazardous waste collection program. <P><BR>Try <A HREF="http://www.odorkill.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.odorkill.com/</A> kitty litter, dryer sheets (like Bounce), white vinegar, burn a scented candle (don't end up selling your car to the fire insurance company!) and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and ventilate and then ventilate some more. <P>then you can always ventilate shocked.gif" border="0

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Thanks for the help guys, I think I'll try the leather conditioner from <A HREF="http://www.griotsgarage.com." TARGET=_blank>www.griotsgarage.com.</A> The Slusher's Odor kill may be the next option if the other doesn't work. If those don't cure it, then now that I think about it, those darn neighbor kids are always playing with matches by our garage! wink.gif" border="0 Thanks again, J

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