Detail Lab, 8 Kaki Bukit Ave 4 is one of Singapore’s finest automobile detailers. On any particular day you might see a classic antique Volkswagen or a 2016 Aston Martin being worked on.
Benedict Yap, the owner, is a perfectionist – he knows exactly what product to use to bring out absolute perfection in your automobile. He uses only the finest materials and has a keen preference for a very exclusive product called Swissvax and our model UV SG600T36 for total odour removal.
Benedict has a Mercedes CLS63 whose owner has been dealing with a persistent “burnt crayon” odour inside his car for almost 5 years.
Apparently, in this particular model and manufacturing series of Mercedes this is a common problem. It’s likely caused by some kind of adhesive or synthetic material used in the dashboard or floorboard covering material.
Initially, we placed our UV SG600T36 inside the car, rolled up the windows, turned on the aircon, and let the ozone generator work for 4 hours. Then, we waited another 4 hours for the ozone to do its work, and then revert back into simple oxygen.
After this treatment, the odour was completely gone. However, to be fair and honest, it is possible that this odour may return, and require another ozone treatment in a few months.