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Old 10-29-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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How to get rid of diesel fuel stink

I carry a gallon of diesel fuel in a can in one of my storage compartments; I use it to start campfires with.
Problem; the can leaked diesel fuel in compartment; now it stinks. this compartment is right under my bedroom; I don't want that stink getting up and into my motorhome.
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how does the DP folks handle the stink that diesel fuel has?
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I had a spill of diesel in the back of my pickup, and just used a good detergent and washed it thoroughly and the smell was gone. If your compartment has carpet then maybe a good rug shampoo! Good luck.
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Diesel fuel stink?????? I worked in an oil refinery for twenty seven years. It smells like money to me. Try De-solv-it, it is a natural orange scented degreaser. That is what we used in the 'finery.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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Try De-solv-it, it is a natural orange scented degreaser. That is what we used in the 'finery.
What he said- and another version, called Goo-gone. Citrus-based cleaner. I would saturate the affected area, brush well, then extract with a wet/dry vac, shampoo with Dawn (the carpet not your hair) and extract again. try to extract as much as possible, so neither the diesel nor the goo-gone delaminate the carpet nor anything else.
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Any good degreaser should work, try Simple Green...full strength.
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Cover the floor of the compartment with cat litter then vacuum it up and cover again several times. Then use Dawn dish washing liquid and wet vac that up until it is gone.

Good luck cause that stuff is hard to get rid of the smell in a carpet.
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Charcoal firestarter instead of diesel, 1 qt size, good tight closing cap...works for me.
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Don't let Al Gore see you starting that campfire.
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Don't let Al Gore see you starting that campfire.
Better still, send him a video of it!
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