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Old 07-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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New Car Smell

I love that new car smell...and I know everyone does too. I hate putting those fruity air fresheners in cars.

I have made the mistake of picking up food and driving in the G8 home. I've had fast food, pizza, King Taco (Mexican food) etc in the car...NO EATING THOUGH...just carry out and has kinda killed the new car smell in the car.

I was wondering if you guys know where I could find "legit" new car smell fresheners. I used to have a friend who worked at a dealer and would hook me up...but I lost contact with him.

I know we got salesmen in here that might let us in where they buy it and stuff...any help would be appreciated!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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I would like this as well. I have refused to pick up food with my Camaro so far. I drive the Fusion to go get pizza and stuff, because I wanted that new car smell to stay as long as possible

I'm hoping to sell it soon though, so the Camaro will be my only car and I still want to keep that smell!

If I recall correctly, one guy I know (Banshee on here) said that the Zaino leather cleaner gives you this smell. I haven't tried it yet.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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you have to get one of those "bee-otch" air fresheners that everyone speaks highly of
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:03 AM   #5
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Griots had something when I was flipping through there catalog, I am going to stick with the Zaino leather cleaner/conditioner


While it's not exactly the "new car smell", the Zaino leather product's, beside's doing a great job at cleaning and protecting, leave a great smell, similar to new leather.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #6
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Yep, Zaino Leather Cleaner & Zaino Leather Conditioner are the best products I've used. Been using them for several years and haven't found anything else that works as well or smells as good.

And go buy a $500 beater for food pick up
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #7
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While it's not exactly the "new car smell", the Zaino leather product's, beside's doing a great job at cleaning and protecting, leave a great smell, similar to new leather.
mmmmmmmm Zaino Smell..... love it!
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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While it's not exactly the "new car smell", the Zaino leather product's, beside's doing a great job at cleaning and protecting, leave a great smell, similar to new leather.
yup, i cleaned and moistured my seats yesterday with the zaino leather products and it gave it a little spark, alot of that new car smell seems to come from the leather i think
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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I use Yankee Candle Leather Car Jar. Car smells really good.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #10
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Dont need that stuff for my cars. I clean the interior of my car with ice total interior weekly car smells great.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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Ditto. Just used the Turtle ice interoir, almost like new car.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #12
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Zaino's Leather in a bottle is just that... it smells like leather in a bottle. It's amazing. I applied it to my seats with my hands.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #13
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yup, i cleaned and moistured my seats yesterday with the zaino leather products and it gave it a little spark, alot of that new car smell seems to come from the leather i think
Then my wife car will smell great...LOL

and yes we will be going through GALLONS of Zanio once she gets her car plus mine...LOL
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:01 PM   #14
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Zaino, in addition to making fantastic products, engineer some fantastic smells. I'm addicted to the smell of the gloss enhancer.

A funny story about car cleaners and smells. I read on a detailing forum somewhere about a guy who was detailing a car for a show, and all of the sudden, the car became COVERED in bugs, just swarming on the thing. It turns out bugs like clean cars too!
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Leatherique...it's unbelievable for your leather and has a classic leather smell. My wife reminds me when it's time for her car to be 'refreshed'...
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Zaino, in addition to making fantastic products, engineer some fantastic smells. I'm addicted to the smell of the gloss enhancer.

A funny story about car cleaners and smells. I read on a detailing forum somewhere about a guy who was detailing a car for a show, and all of the sudden, the car became COVERED in bugs, just swarming on the thing. It turns out bugs like clean cars too!
every time i clean my truck and spray on the Z-6, bugs start landing on it.It makes me angry
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Fortunately I live in Southern California. I've never seen a bug land on my car while detailing.

But a bird took the liberty of ****ing on it today...
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:53 AM   #18
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I actually ran over a bug with my Zaino towel while applying Z6. Luckily Zaino towels are nice and soft otherwise I would've smeared the little bastard all over my paint.

I use Zaino leather cleaner and conditioner for leather surfaces and Turtle wax total interior care for plastics.

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Zaino, in addition to making fantastic products, engineer some fantastic smells. I'm addicted to the smell of the gloss enhancer.

A funny story about car cleaners and smells. I read on a detailing forum somewhere about a guy who was detailing a car for a show, and all of the sudden, the car became COVERED in bugs, just swarming on the thing. It turns out bugs like clean cars too!
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every time i clean my truck and spray on the Z-6, bugs start landing on it.It makes me angry
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:06 PM   #19
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Can you use Zaino leather cleaner to clean plastics as well?
Planning on buying leather conditioner for seats too but didn't see any thing on Zaino's website about interior plastics and vinyl cleaner.
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Seeing the title "New Car Smell", reminded me of something my Grandfather would say when we grand kids would go to get in any of his cars through the years - "Don't any of you kids fart in my car, it's still got that New Car Smell and I want to keep it that way". I sure do miss him!!! :(
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I love that new car smell...and I know everyone does too. I hate putting those fruity air fresheners in cars.

I have made the mistake of picking up food and driving in the G8 home. I've had fast food, pizza, King Taco (Mexican food) etc in the car...NO EATING THOUGH...just carry out and has kinda killed the new car smell in the car.

I was wondering if you guys know where I could find "legit" new car smell fresheners. I used to have a friend who worked at a dealer and would hook me up...but I lost contact with him.

I know we got salesmen in here that might let us in where they buy it and stuff...any help would be appreciated!
Whenever I pick up food while i'm out in the Camaro, I put it in the trunk in a little plastic container.....I know it's stupid and I get laughed at but it does preserve the new car smell.
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Seeing the title "New Car Smell", reminded me of something my Grandfather would say when we grand kids would go to get in any of his cars through the years - "Don't any of you kids fart in my car, it's still got that New Car Smell and I want to keep it that way". I sure do miss him!!! :(
I'm still holding it in.
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Seeing the title "New Car Smell", reminded me of something my Grandfather would say when we grand kids would go to get in any of his cars through the years - "Don't any of you kids fart in my car, it's still got that New Car Smell and I want to keep it that way". I sure do miss him!!! :(
Thats the first thing i say when someone gets in my car. But the line we say is: You better not pump one into the seat. The first person to pump one in the seat will be me.
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best product for new car smell is made by hollander its called uv2
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http://www.lanescarproducts.com/newcarscent.html
i just googled this , I may try it
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