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Old 02-23-2014, 09:52 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Just got a 2007 Honda S2000 in Silverstone w/ 60,xxx miles. Although it was salvage, everything appears to be good (drives straight, no smells/leaks, etc...). Looking forward to learning from everyone here. One question: anyone have any ideas as to how to get tobacco smell out of the interior?? I've read scrubbing baking soda, vinegar + water wipedown and change cabin air filter.

Looking to remove the wing and possibly front spoiler too. Anyone have any ideas for covering the holes in the trunk? Should I just trade someone?
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by StinkyTofuz View Post
Looking to remove the wing and possibly front spoiler too. Anyone have any ideas for covering the holes in the trunk? Should I just trade someone?
Use Febreeze to get rid of that stinking tobacco smell. Change the cabin air filter and the spray Febreez on the new filter. Turn the heater on and let it run for a while. There is also a commercial product that will remove that smell, but I'm not sure where you could pick it up.

The front and rear spoiler (and the side strakes) are Honda OEM parts. The front spoiler is becoming very hard to find. I'd suggest you either leave them on the car or remove them and store them for a while.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:26 PM
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welcome stinky ! Congrats on your new S.

If you remove the wing you'll have to deal with plugging the holes.
The front spoiler can be removed with the removal of screws. Plus, adhesive tape was also used to secure the spoiler so you might have a chore removing that??? Here are the instructions for installing the spoiler with the placement of screws and tape.

Cheers !
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:35 PM
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Congrats and welcome!! Have you found the secret compartment yet?
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:04 PM
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stanky, where ya been, my brother? long time, no see. that tofuz some stinky stuff, b4 and after.

drop the top as often as you can an' air that puppy out.

now, i do like the front lip. not crazy (yes, i am) about that wing; but, i feel that if it is already installed, you should run with it. lot of cleanin' up to do if you remove those items.

welcome to the coma.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:16 AM
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Welcome! You will come to like the car even more.

Smell. Multi prong approach. If you like cigars, light one up to cover the cigarette smell.

Do all the above mentioned fixes but you should have it detailed; include shampooing the carpet (a biggee) and get a quality leather cleaner and attack the seats. Finish off the seats with quality conditioner that smells nice. (I like Voodoo)
Get a good vinyl cleaner (Do NOT, DO NOT EVER use Armour All) and clean the inside of the top making sure you hit the area behind the seats.

Lastly, the bbcricketta hint of sunlight and fresh air are important. I am talking having it air out for a few weeks.

Good luck.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:30 AM
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Love how you car looks like!

If the smell isn't that strong, you can use a deodorizer and just leave it there to absorb the bad smell.
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