Eeeeuu that smell.....
Posted 19 June 2006 - 08:36 AM
The problem is how to deodorize this without a) ruining the felt lining on the inside and b) not leaving any residue that will end up on the binos.
Expert advice sought, O Great Ones!
Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:05 AM
There used to be an advert for it, "Do the shake n vac and put the freshness back" No Idea how you will get a vacume cleaner in there though.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:35 PM
If that doesn't work well enough try Anti Icky Poo. It is the latest in active enzyme anti-odor products. You can find it at pet food stores. Spray it on and give it about three weeks. It is amazing how well it works.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:54 PM
That active enzyme product really works. I tried it on something a neighbor's male cat "marked". It took a few weeks but it did take the smell away.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:53 PM
Looks like it should be called "STicky Poo"
The container appears to be sticking to a shower wall!
I know...it's the floor
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:13 PM
Preston is at work and his just breezing through posts, you can not post picture of Anti-Icky Poo containers. Ya see poor Preston laughs too hard and then all the other workers in the cubes near him hear him and its embarrassing.
Well at least this got me to read the thread
Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:28 PM
1) First, steam clean the inside of the case and spray liberally with commercial grade deodorizer.
2) Then apply some "shake and vac" (aka Carpet Fresh) and then vaccuum the inside.
3) Apply baking soda. Allow to sit enclosed for several days. Vaccuum again.
4) Apply coffee grounds. Allow to sit enclosed for several days. Vaccuum again.
5) Apply Anti-Icky-Poo as per the instructions on the label.
6) Apply Kenny's recipe - "one boiled onion and mix with sliced smoked kipper , marinate with four tablespoons of Vic vapour rub and place in sealed case for 40 days."
7) After 40 days, remove the onion/kipper/vaporub mixture and vaccuum again.
If after all of this, the case still smells of tobacco, then start drinking GIN until the tobacco smoke odor fades. This may take upwards to .25 liters (perhaps more) of gin for the full odor-elimination effect.
Good luck....or, start smoking cigars all over the house and then everything will have the same aroma. During this process, learn to dodge objects thrown by the wife.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:39 PM
I bought way, way more of the Anti-Icky-Poo than I needed. It only took, I think, less than two ounces (about five squirts from the spray bottle). The job may have only needed a couple of squirts.
Here is an interesting close up of the Anti-Icky-Poo label.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:07 PM
Waaaaay too much information, though the part about dead bodies is kinda scary.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:36 PM
Looking at all of the proposed solutions, it might just be easier to take up smoking so you don't notice the smell!
Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:34 PM
Anyway, I stuck it in a zip lock bag with a couple of dryer fabric sheets for a couple days, and it worked quite nicely! Can't remember where I got the tip...might have been one of those Handy Homemaker or the like columns som'ers...but it did work.
Wipe down the outside a few times with a dryer sheet, and stick a few inside the case, close it up, and let it sit for awhile. The smell will probably be more in the cloth, but leather is a bit porous, so that's why the wipedown.