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Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Does anyone know where I can find a car interior specialist in Geneva?

I've bought a second hand car that stinks of smoke, which I didn't of course realise so badly until after I got it.

It needs to be thoroughly steam cleaned and then have an ozone machine sat inside it for a while. It'll never be odour free, but the deep cleaning and ozone seems to be a way of improving things.

However, I've no idea where I can find someone in Geneva for this as I've just moved here.

Any advice would be welcome.

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Old 22.08.2008, 15:24
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Never tried them, but a little use of Google gave me these two links. Hope it helps.
http://www.geneveshopping.com/paradise%20car.htm
http://www.nettoyage-de-voiture-suisse.com/
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Thanks. I'm never very adept at Google in other languages. I'll check these out.
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

There is a place near place des nations here.
Do you know the intercontinental hotel?.
Turn off on that road there and then take the next right there is a garage (small) but take care of the whole car for diplomats etc... not that I am saying they are stinky but you know it is a good service.
Prices reasonable too.
You normally drop off your car and pick it up a few hours later
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

I have the same problem but in Montreux/Lausanne area. What is ozone treatment in French and where can I get it done?

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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

ozone in french is l'ozone

I went to Rentokil as they used one in a house I rented in which the last tenants had kept animals and made the place smell. They moved it round the house over a couple of days and it seemed to help remove the smell (after the floorboards and walls had been steam cleaned and carpets removed). Unfortunately, you can't steam clean car roof liners or remove upholstery.

However, the office ladies at my local Rentokil seemed to have never heard of a portable ozone machine. They only knew that they, Rentokil, installed fixed machines in certain well ventilated places. And they didn't seem to be at all knowledgeable about why one uses ozone machines, so at least one of them thought I was a bit crazy.

So that was close, but not quite. I'm wondering if a more savvy member of Rentokil might know better.

So if you've got a Rentokil nearby give them a try. Perhaps they've dealt with odour problems before and know what a portable ozone machine is.
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Quite old post, but I have the same problem. Maybe somebody can advise place to make ozone treatment for car in Lausanne Vevey Geneva region?????
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Bumping up an old post. I've also bought a second-hand car of an ex-smoker and need to get the car ozone-treated. Anyone know where I can get this done near Basel (or what to search for in German)?
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Ozone is one, but I'd say start with proper wash, this is key for success. I'd say also ventilate car a lot, this will help too.
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

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Bumping up an old post. I've also bought a second-hand car of an ex-smoker and need to get the car ozone-treated. Anyone know where I can get this done near Basel (or what to search for in German)?
You need something like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dakota-Car-O.../dp/B006T1RBGA
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

The car has been thoroughly washed / shampooed / etc. It's more serious than that, and calls for professional techniques.

This is exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for (and a bargain at EUR12 a day), but they'll only rent to qualified professionals...

http://www.miet24.de/mieten/klima-un...on-5000-554466

If I could rent a similar machine (at least 3500mg/h) somewhere near Basel, I could do the job myself.
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Re: Where can I find a car interior cleaning shop Geneva

Not what you want, but what I do is:
Remove seats, door panels, removable mats, carpet, interior lights (to wash) if really bad. Sponge down headliner with foam cleaner. Remove ashtray, hoover inside, remove centre console to get all loose ash. Clean all that is left inside the car, need to ideally clean in air ducts. Carpet can be scrubbed hosed down outside, seats also. Best done in summer or really hot day.

Car still smells slightly for a couple of months but then for me was ok. Woth a day of hassle for nice smelling car.
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