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Discussion in 'Repair, Restoration, Conservation and Preservation' started by kuja, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. graciano1337

    graciano1337 Milk Bar

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    lol!

    i told my room mate if Taco Bell delivered, they would have a monopoly on my food and drink intake.
     
  2. retro

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    Told you!!!! :110:


    What, and piss off a drug dealer who knows where he works? Great plan!
     
  3. skavenger216

    skavenger216 Familiar Face

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    Af far as getting rid of the smell theres not much you can do other than air it out, or, put the "tainted":lol: games in a small box, and put that box inside of another box packed with dryer sheets. Worked wonders for one of my SNES's that i picked up from my moms ( she has a lot of cats and dogs, so you can imagine how my snes smelled), but it doesnt really get rid of the smell, just replaces it with that dryer sheet smell .
     
  4. retro

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    You could take a crap on it. The smoke smell probably wouldn't be so noticeable then :lol:
     
  5. skavenger216

    skavenger216 Familiar Face

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    Yeah, that would definately, ummmm, "relieve" the item from the smoke smell. ( sorry, really bad attempt at a joke there)
     
  6. graciano1337

    graciano1337 Milk Bar

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    if i ever got a scrape on my knee or bonked my head when was a kid, i would go tell my dad and he would say, "I can punch you in the arm so you won't think about your knee anymore."

    thanks for bringing back awesome memories... :crying:
     
  7. retro

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    Haha, taking a crap brought THAT back?!?!?!? lol
     
  8. graciano1337

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    nah, i'm just messin'. i had a really good childhood. what's this thread about again?
     
  9. kamon

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    For books, try airing them, or putting sheets of newspaper in between the pages.

    Cases etc can be sealed in a bag with some baking powder and left for a few weeks which sometimes works.

    Washing with vinegar sometimes works, although sometimes you then can't get rid of the smell of vinegar :banghead:.
     
  10. Skaarg

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    I know that feeling. We get some interesting people come in with games/systems in mint condition. Then we have other interesting people who bring in a SNES with mold growing on it.

    I must say my favorite is the person who brought in this crappy DS game the day before we were suppose to get it in new...

    As far as smoke goes, really all I do is just try and clean up the system as best as possible. Of course though both my parents were smokers so I don't notice the smell as much.
     
  11. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    For smoke smell like on a console i take the case off and spray CHEAP deodrant all over it and leave it as the deodrant smell fades so too does the smoke smell
     
  12. retro

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    Deodorant????!?!?! :noooo:

    That will stain the plastic and possibly discolour it. If you're talking about inside the machine, never spray deodorant on a circuit board! WTF?!?!
     
  13. PhreQuencYViii

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    They do this at the grocery store....seriously. It's recockulous.

    You could burn incense to cover up the smell of stuff ololol
     
  14. retro

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    Cheap deodrant doesnt stain it! On the circuit board? are you crazy it'd fry it on start up thats why you unscrew all the case off
     
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    Not trying to derail the topic, but what about that 'old' smell. I hate it! Like the smell you get after paper/boxes that have been stored for the last 100 years... it smells old.

    Should I just leave them out to air or.... what?
     
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  18. ProtonX

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    ozone works great. It absorbs smells... however very few people have an ozone machine. Also it has side effects like giving people headaches. But thats what is generally used to remove home odors from what i understand.
     
  19. Cyantist

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    What a difference 2 years makes.

    For a while if I had plastic that reeked of fags I washed them in a spare dishwasher I have it doesn't do much for yellowing but the smell definately goes.
     
  20. Cyrem

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    Deodorant just wears off anyway, so it's not really worth the damage it may cause.

    And oh boy, I didn't even notice the post above mine was 2 years old :banghead:
     

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