You have finally determined the fuel leak that had been difficulty for several days but now you can’t remove the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Volkswagen Polo.
If you have not quite determined the origin of the fuel smell, we advise that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Volkswagen Polo smelling like gasoline”.

If you have identified it, we will explain how to solve it and bring back a healthy smell in your Volkswagen Polo.

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Different steps to remove the smell in your Volkswagen Polo

First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must find it and absorb as much as possible. Use old cloths or mops that should be thrown away after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you capable to absorb inside your Volkswagen Polo, use the support of the sun. Indeed, if you keep your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will evaporate.
Now, for the remaining part, you need to prepare a cleaning mixture.
We advise using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to have a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Volkswagen Polo. Apply vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have to throw away what you work with here.
Another useful mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very effective in removing odours in your Volkswagen Polo.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry as much of the area as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will complete the end of the work.

Now that the stain is cleaned out, here are some tips to permanently remove the smell in your Volkswagen Polo.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be careful, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Use something suitable.
Alternatively, you can employ baking soda, which will absorb these unpleasant odours of your Volkswagen Polo. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an optimal effect.
Another very effective product that we don’t necessarily think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically meant to retain and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also works very well for your Volkswagen Polo. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we advise that you use ground coffee in the area in question, it also has very effective odour absorbing effects.

Here are the different tips you can practice to find a clean and odourless interior.

Whenever you have any additional questions about the Volkswagen Polo, do not hesitate to consult our Volkswagen Polo category.