Monsterliner
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Gearhead Central. We are an automotive forum for all vehicles. We have areas for cars, trucks, semi trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. It doesn't matter if you are just learning about cars or if your a die hard Gearhead, we have something for you. We have some new features to show you. Check out our showcase which is like a virtual garage. We also have competitions which is our contest software. You have to be a member to enter them but membership is free so sign up today.

Cigarette smoke

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Flexin, Apr 27, 2012.

Watchers:
This thread is being watched by 38 users.
  1. bigal3

    bigal3 Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    451
    It is obvious everyone here is a non smoker. Well I'm sorry to see that. I AM a smoker and have been for years. I have had no trouble with nicotine stains in my vehicle because I kept it clean and fresh by cleaning the interior with fresh lemon juice and a good detergent along with a little elbow grease on a regular basis. I never had a complaint from anyone who rode with me that was a non-smoker.
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,627
    Occupation:
    Truck Driver
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Your sorry to see that there are a lot of non smokers?

    Do you smoke while non smokers are in the car? Some just don't complain much. Others might not complain because you do keep the car clean. It doesn't mean that they can't smell the smoke. Most smokers don't notice a smoke odor from smoking. Just detailing a smoking car made it hard to smell anything other then the cigarette smoke. At times we had to ask someone to smell the car. Most smokers wouldn't bother checking for us because they said they couldn't smell the smoke from their years of smoking.

    Keeping it clean will help a lot but the smoke will get places that you will not or can not reach without removing everything from the interior. We did a highway tractor with a big sleeper. They didn't say they wanted the smoke odor removed. We do things to try to get rid of it anyway but they wanted it taken a step father. They had a bunch of non smoking drivers and a lot of drivers that quit so they wanted it to smell as good as possible. Thats odd for a trucking company.

    My point is, smoke will get in everything, between everything and under it as well.

    James
     
    bigal3 likes this.
  3. bigal3

    bigal3 Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    451
    I can't argue with that. I do have to say the majority of my friends and associates all smoked so it was not an issue. If I was going somewhere with a friend or someone who did not smoke we usually took their vehicle and I just did not smoke. Simple.
     
  4. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,627
    Occupation:
    Truck Driver
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Not everyone is like you. I have been around people that thought they were going to light up in my car. Why would someone think its ok to smoke in a non smokers car? I know some people that smoke but they won't smoke inside their house. Not sure if the do it in their car.

    James
     
  5. bigal3

    bigal3 Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    451
    I understand what you mean and I agree. When I ride with someone who does not smoke I DON'T SMOKE. It is all about respecting the person I am with.
     
  6. sidney

    sidney Active Member Founding Member Top Thread

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,681
    Those smokers should just opt for an electric cigarette if they can't help smoking inside their car, for the sake of maintaining it's appearance and "ambience". :thumbsup:
     
  7. shadowventure

    shadowventure New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    I dislike smoking I don't smoke in my car. I have friends who are heavy smokers and the smell in the car is unbearable at times. I enjoy keeping my car clean and freshly smelling.
     
  8. dankcloud

    dankcloud New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    I think I'm going to throw up now. I have to say, I used to smoke several years ago and glad I quit. I remember I always used to love the smell of tobacco just walking by and now whenever I smell it, even just the hint of it makes me nauseous, gives me a headache and makes me want to puke. The smell is unbearable not just on your clothes but in your car as well. Good luck trying to Febreeze the hell out of the car just to get the smell out. It doesn't work, trust me, I tried.
     
  9. Ryder13

    Ryder13 Active Member Founding Member Feburary Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    392
    I am among the long list of reformed smokers. I quit 14 years ago. It was also not easy.
    I don't regret it at all. It is an expensive habit and well, harmful on so many levels.
    But cleaning the windshield inside my car back when I was smoking and all the yellow crap I got off the windshield was actually a factor in my quitting.
    But if I am in someone else's car, getting a ride then I feel the owner/driver can do as he or she wants.
    My truck, no smoking.
    The other reason I am glad I quit, it is hard to be a smoker now in terms of where it is allowed. And it is damn expensive too.
    Ryder
     
  10. bigal3

    bigal3 Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    451
    To answer your question directly, no I do not smoke in a car or anywhere else if someone objects to smoking. I will wait until I am clear of that person or outside away from them. Generally I will not smoke in a car unless the person I'm with smokes. It is from my point of view not courteous and that to me is unacceptable. :thumbsup:
     
  11. CobraMike

    CobraMike New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    I'm so glad I stopped smoking a couple of years ago, I remember my first car having that unremovable stench of cold smoke in it all the time. I've tried almost everything I could think of, that smell was just undefeatable. Was a couple of years back tho so maybe now there's better cleaners which can help alleviate that problem.

    Current car is and always will be smoke free, especially when having fabric seats its an issue. Comparing the smell of my current car to the ones I had back when I was smoking, man, I'd much rather have that new car smeel I have now hehe. No offense meant to smokers btw, I've bene in your shoes and you "I have never smoked" guys can't possibly imagine what it's like, as smoker you dont really notice the stench at all when you're smoking. I gotta admit though, I did notice that cold smoke smell a day later when getting into my car, thinking "ah damn, what the hell".

    I'm not even going into the whole resale value thing, guess that depends a lot on where you live though, it's somewhat a big issue around where I live.
     
  12. NickJ

    NickJ Member Founding Member Top Contributor 3rd

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    158
    I don't smoke and when people who do try to get into my car my rule is: The cig goes....or you go. I am also a Pisces so I don't do well with secondhand smoke. Neither does my car. So it's a 2 to 1 vote. Majority rules.
     
  13. rashidckk

    rashidckk Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    I never smoke inside my car. Usually I don't allow others to smoke inside car. Smoking inside car is a nasty idea.
     
  14. bigal3

    bigal3 Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    451
    I certainly can understand why anyone would not like cigrette smoke in the tight space of a vehicle. Even though I smoke I do respect people's feelings and am concious that smoke irritates some people. In fact it even irritates me and I have tried several times to quit. However with the slightest feeling of stress I light up. :(
     
  15. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Messages:
    260
    I don't smoke nor would ever buy a car driven by a smoker. I know that they can be professionally cleaned, but still. I recently was looking to buy a house and one of the place we were shown had been inhabited by two heavy smokers. Everything (walls, carpets, etc.) was discolored and stank. Nasty, nasty stuff. No thanks.
     
  16. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,627
    Occupation:
    Truck Driver
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Welcome to Gearhead Central Rivethead!

    Yeah the smoke gets on everything.

    James
     
  17. maurovis

    maurovis New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Yeah I'm a smoker and after seeing those pictures I can only imagine what my car "really" looks like. Yikes!. And btw I'm trying to quit, not because of the car, but because of the little one you see in the picture in my avatar.
     
  18. limcid

    limcid Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    88
    The residue from smoking builds so slowly that you really don't notice it until you start cleaning, or until it builds up to an extreme amount. You should see the inside of a smoker's computer (if it sits on the desk in front of them).

    I smoke, but not hardly on a regular basis. A pack of cigarettes lasts me a rather long time. I usually smoke a cigar, but not much. I definitely don't smoke enough to get any kind of noticeable buildup, though. I think it's pretty bad if you let it get to the point where it's noticeable.
     
  19. Bigbenny

    Bigbenny Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    59
    well, I used to smoke but I quit after I had my daughter seemed to get asthma attacks whenever we traveled in my car, and no matter what I did, the smell never used to go away, so for the sake of my kid, I had to quit smoking :) . You should try it too.
     
    Flexin likes this.
  20. R. Paradon

    R. Paradon Active Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    555
    I still smoke but never in a vehicle and rarely onside my home.
     
Verification:
Loading...
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page