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Really Weird Smell !!! Seats ??

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So I don't drive my car a ton right now since we are at home so much. A few weeks ago, I went to get gas for my mower and got a tiny bit on my WeatherTec floor mat (I wiped it up.) I don't know if it reacted with the floor mat or what, but my interior smells really bad now. It doesn't smell like gas either. It smells a little like the leather seats, but only way worse. It's so hard to describe! Anyone else's interior gone from that "new car smell" to something way worse????? I don't know what to do to get rid of it either.
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I feel that it is heat related because I detected the smell for the first time today. Here in Las Vegas right now the temperature is 107 F. We leave our car in the garage most of the time but today we were out and about and parked the car in the direct sun for a while. Of course it got much hotter than usual in the car and, upon reentering the car, we both noticed what smelled like someone's breath after eating garlic when we didn't have any ourselves. Everybody knows that smell. I have no idea how to solve this.
I spent a year in Korea (Osan Air Base) while in the military. In my civilian life I made several business trips to Korea and have had many Korean meals and enjoyed them all, kimchi and all. The Koreans are wonderful and very hospitable people. They also have a sense of humor and would laugh at your joke about leaving some part of a lunch in my car. I sometimes make and eat kimchi so maybe it was my own breath blowing back in my face.

What's this got to do with anything? Just trying to add a little jocularity to these trying times we're living through. Stay healthy and happy.
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