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Vinegar bottle exploded in the car. Oh, the smell.

My mother left a bottle of balsamic vinegar in the car she was about to sell me, and it exploded in the heat. She had it detailed, but the smell is still there.

My wife says the smell will dissipate once the vinegar dries completely and cools down outside... but I dunno... the smell is pretty darn strong. I think it got into the seat foam (under the leather) and it's going to be there forever.

I doubt anyone has experience with this... but any thoughts or advice? I sold a (paid for) car that I loved because this was too good a deal to pass up as the new family car (nearly new mint condition Pilot at a severe discount as my stepfather passed away recently), and now I'm kind of SOL. My poor Mom feels terrible.

I could look on the bright side and say it really smells like a chef's car.

Also... anyone have any good recommendations for a long term rental in Cville while this gets sorted out?

Posted: 08/16/2019 at 10:32PM


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Vinegar bottle exploded in the car. Oh, the smell. -- chefhoo 08/16/2019 10:32PM
  Exact same thing happened to me. Smell went away. ** -- EssEffHoo 08/17/2019 8:01PM
  Can't you smell that smell? ** -- hoodeyo 08/17/2019 3:07PM
  Could be worse -- NJHoo 08/17/2019 2:33PM
  I got nothing but a guess, baking soda -- VaTechie 08/17/2019 1:12PM
  Sounds like a job for Lord and Lady Douchebag ** -- Stimp 08/17/2019 10:12AM
  You’ve got kids? Give it a week -- HooStu 08/17/2019 10:10AM
  Add some olive oil, rosemary and thyme. ** -- Spudnut 08/17/2019 08:18AM
  Throw some bread and olive oil in there ** -- Oregon Hoo 08/17/2019 03:05AM
  Don't be a douche. ** -- hooyorkcity 08/17/2019 11:14AM
  A good detailer can probably fix that. ** -- SouthernHoo 08/16/2019 11:24PM
  Yikes... good luck ** -- CavMan1 08/16/2019 11:12PM

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