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Rubber Mat Smell ?


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Hi just wondered if anyone could help, as well as my forester I own a van for use with my business. Anyway I have purchased some rubber mats as an exact fit, the only problem is they really stink, that strong chemical rubber smell.

they have been in for a few weeks now and I thought the smell might fade but it isnt and it is making me feel sick and giving me headache so just wondered if anyone has had anything like this before and is there any thing to wipe them with to remove stink.

thanks Terry

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Some advice I saw.

  1. Fill your sink or a tub with warm soapy water and add the white vinegar.
  2. Submerge your mat(s) in the water and let them soak for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Scrub the mat(s) with a clean cloth and then rinse with clean water.
  4. Leave them outside to dry, preferably in the sunlight for at least 3 hours.

Good weather for it luckily. Apparently the uv from Sun helps. 

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