GUIDE Smoke smell

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

  1. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    take a litter box fill it with new high quality liter , take some cellophane rap and and pull tight over the top of the litter box. then take a pencil and poke some holes in the cellophane rap and place manuals and boxes on it, wait a day or so and it will smell bland.
     
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  2. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    Do you have pictures of this setup? I can't visualise it.
     
  3. Consumed

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    I've found as of late, Shoving the item inside a sealed plastic container full of polystrene small balls works quite well.
     
  5. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    try now i think i fixed it
     
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    Cyrem Spirited Member

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    Gotta love 5 second MS Paint drawings :dance:
     
  7. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    how did you know it was ms paint
     
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    Cyrem Spirited Member

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    Wild guess but... oh dear I see what you did there, I must be careful with my words here :)
     
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  9. Kamon137

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    I've heard some success stories about people using fabric softener sheets and laying them on/around the item. I doubt they'd do any damage to the devices, either--but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, because I'd definitely like to know before I try this.
     
  10. Banjo

    Banjo <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    How about smokey controllers? I just got one today that stinks (ebay). Was thinking of taking it apart and bathing the front and back shells in soapy water. Will that do the trick or will I need any other cleaning products?
     
  11. Banjo

    Banjo <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    Well I took it apart and soaked/scrubbed it in some soapy water for about an hour. Let it dry overnight and no more smoke smell and all the grime and gunk is a thing of a past.
     
  12. Pikmin

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    Smoke smell never bothered me, I play my games not sniff them :p
     
  13. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    Just leave them outside for a few days like under your porch/patio. Works for me every time.
     
  14. Banjo

    Banjo <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    Ah but you forget about our lovely British weather where it constantly pisses down ;-)

    Congrats on 4k posts by the way!
     
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    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    Try leaving it near a window or door :p
     
  16. senzer

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    58 posts in 3 days - bet they were all quality, eh?
     
  17. anaho

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    Here is how I go abot it: 1.) Make a dog with hair wet. 2.) Take of a good chunk of hair with scissor. 3.) Put smelly item in box with hair. 4.) Put box in sun and wait week. 5.) Enjoy ;)
     
  18. Looney Bin Jim

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    Another way of removing smoke smell is by using dryer sheets (bounce or similar.) If you take the items and wrap them first in a couple of layers of paper towel it stops the greasy residue from attaching to the paper/card. So wrap in a couple layers of paper towel, then wrap in ONLY ONE OR TWO DRYER SHEETS and then place in a ziplock for a few months. This worked getting the smell out of a few books I had.....
     
  19. Ergot_Cholera

    Ergot_Cholera Keep your shirt on.

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    I just got a Core Grafx II with 6 games off ebay and all of it stank of smoke. I took the console and controller apart and scrubbed the casings using an old toothbrush and washing up liquid. The AV cable, controller cable, rubber contact pads and power supply all smelled though.
    I soaked all the cables in washing detergent mixed in water (making sure the connectors were not submerged) and the smoke smell appears to have gone and been replaced by the smell of "sunshine lemons and mandarin flowers".
     
  20. rso

    rso Not a member. You're imagining things.

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    So... I just got a PC case that smells a bit. Too lazy to dismantle and scrub the whole thing, so I'll try putting it on the balcony to air out for a few days. If that doesn't work out I'll stick it back in its box together with some kitty litter. Since I never had a cat, I don't know much about that. Are there different kinds, and if so, what should I watch out for? (I already saw there's scented ones - obviously don't want those - anything else?)
     
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