Smoker's 04 Passat Cleanup - Before and After pics

Drewser

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Joined
Jul 19, 2002
Location
Mesa, AZ USA
TDI
'04 Jetta TDI Wagon, '04 Passat TDI, several in past
Bought an 04 Passat with some issues, one of which was that it had been very heavily smoked in. There was ash everywhere, even under the backseat. It involved removing all seats and center console and deep cleaning everything. It's about 90% better smell-wise, with the help of repeated ozone treatments. Thought I would share some before and after pictures of our cleanup:
















 

Tdijarhead

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Joined
Nov 10, 2013
Location
Lawrenceville PA
TDI
2003 TDI Jetta Daughters Car, 2001 TDI Beetle, Daughters car, 2005 Golf TDI Mine, all 5 spds
Very nice. Good job on the cleanup. To think that all that nastiness times 10 is in the previous owners lungs.
 

Drewser

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2002
Location
Mesa, AZ USA
TDI
'04 Jetta TDI Wagon, '04 Passat TDI, several in past
Quick update... We dumped a plug in cartridge into a plastic tub and kept it in the car for a couple weeks and it seemed to help some. A smoker friend recommended it... Something about the oil absorbing smell. We still run the ozone system every once in a while and that seems to make the biggest difference. Now it seems we just need time, from everything else I've heard. Let it bake out. Definitely quite bearable now.
 
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