2015 Chevrolet Cruze - Sprayed by a skunk!

Skunk sprayed the outside of my car. How do I get rid of smell?

Outside the car—several trips through a brushless car wash should do it.

Perhaps first flood the exterior with several gallons of white vinegar.

This product can be found in pet stores and home improvement centers.


I can attest to Nature’s Miracle. That stuff works. Which is really nice when something freaks my cats out and they pee all over the carpet.

One time I had a night job, from 7 pm to 4 am. One advantage to these work hours, easy to find a place to park near the front of the building. The downside occurred when I left at 4 am. There were skunks all over the place, under the car, and usually 2 or 3 sitting on top of the hood. Well behaved skunks fortunately, they’d politely move off the car when I started the engine

Our dog was sprayed and became so embarrassed she hid in the pick-up. We couldn’t find her and followed the smell- passenger seat, mine.
Here’s a recipe that someone supposedly wanted to market, but found the containers would explode if they sat on the shelf-(apocryphal?) but anyway, it works:
you’ll need:
a bathtub.
Mix together:

  1. 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
  2. 1/4 cup baking soda.
  3. 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap.
    cover dog. rinse.
    or spray on car
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