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Post by Orange Bullet » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:25 am

a roadcase. I got one today and the inside of this thing smells so bad. It has like a wet wood type smell or like a really old uncleaned basement. Any ideas how i could get the smell out? I tried baking soda already...
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Post by Wired » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:39 am

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Post by adamanteus » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:42 am

couple drops of vanilla extract on a cloth and tossing it in there for a couple days works GREAT for dirty, musty ice chest coolers. or try throwing a couple sheets of fabric softener in there and leaving them. vanilla will probably work best if it's really bad and you don't mind the smel of vanilla.
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Post by Heartsndspades » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:38 am

if its the wood inbetween the plastic coating and foam etc im not sure. a small room w/ a dehumidifier? lol
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Post by PopnFresh » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:20 am

Febreeze or whatever its called over there.
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Post by UserName » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:28 pm

wired, your picture reminds me of neonrust, or andy, or whatever the guys name is, with all those cool pictures of him and his wife i believe it was.

very cool picture.
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Post by Andy H. » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:54 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Orange Bullet</i>
<br />a roadcase. I got one today and the inside of this thing smells so bad. <b>It has like a wet wood type smell or like a really old uncleaned basement.</b> Any ideas how i could get the smell out? I tried baking soda already...
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Could be mouldy. (As you'd get if it HAD been stored in a cool damp place like a really old uncleaned basement!) If so you want to kill that fungus stone dead or it'll just start growing on whatever you put in the case too!!!

I'd be looking for my money back to be honest...


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Post by airforce_brian » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:00 pm

If you put coffee grinds and apple slices in a cup with the top off and leave it in there for a while it's supposed to get rid of any bad smells. I've never tried it personally, but it'd be cheap to do! Maybe through some bleach or something around in there too to try and kill any bacteria or mould.
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Post by Orange Bullet » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:44 pm

okay im going to try the coffee idea....now it's outside now (to big to bring it inside, and the sun is hitting it hard..should i leave the top open or closed?
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Post by Knuckle Bones » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:48 pm

put it in the sun open. The cure for most stinks.
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Post by Asphalt Jungle » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:53 pm

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Post by Sethery » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:00 pm

bleech, then let it sun in the sun for a day or two.
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Post by airforce_brian » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:18 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Orange Bullet</i>
<br />okay im going to try the coffee idea....now it's outside now (to big to bring it inside, and the sun is hitting it hard..should i leave the top open or closed?
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Closed. I think the idea is that the coffe and apples soak up the smell. Good Luck!
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