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Unread 12-03-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Still smell solvent after paint job (2 weeks)

Hi,

I just had 2 right doors painted after little scratch, and now my wife cordially refused to drive our 2012 Camry Hybrid, when you open car in the morning you get a blow in your nose of some chemicals/aceton/solvent flavor, which go away pretty fast, or what I suspect just get adopted to your nose, but after 1 hour drive fet you headacke. I tested it on many people including small kids, all of them smell some chemicals/paint.

Tomorrow I 'm going to talk to my painter, so I'd like to get armed, what I did:
1.checked in K-9 style all carpets inside and in trunk, don't see any specific spot with smell, no wet areas
2. removed back seat, no any smell on it
3. used Fabrise on seats, after that you actually can smell refreshed carped on the surface, so looks like it's not on the carpet.
4. Tried to vent it as much I could, the best I did for 6 hours, no mats, all opened


This is very obvious when car stays closed for 2+ hours, open door and you can smell it right away. The worst I can think that guys poured a half gallon of solvent on the carpet and under to all that padding?

I also found this interesting info about cabin air filter ?
Inside of car smells like paint 3 wks after body shop - BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum - E90Post.com

Appreciate you input especially from paint pros, is it normal ? mishap or ignorance and lack of skills? I wish I never did this paint, even for my deduct $250. Purely cosmetic.

What else I can use:
some super odor eater? filters?
Refreshener is not an option, our family hates them, we just want normal smell free cabin.

Thanks to all
Mario
LA, CA

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Unread 12-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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Try replacing the cabin air filter if it's equipped with one.
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Just did and ran 50m on fan, will see

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