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Old 09-15-2016, 02:02 PM
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Default Getting rid of smoker-smell?

I've purchased a few discs from PIAS lately, and they've all smelled like frickin ashtrays.

I scrubbed them with dawn dish detergent, and used a 'magic eraser' sponge to clean them. The smell remains. I soaked one in hot water with 3 tablespoons of baking soda. The smell remains.

How do I get these things to stop stinking to high heaven?

They smell so much that they're making the discs NEXT to them in my bad smell bad too.

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Old 09-15-2016, 02:05 PM
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Spray with Jovan Musk, let sit until dry. Now it will smell like a smoker wearing Jovan Musk.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:06 PM
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Don't buy used discs that smell like cigs?

Also, I hate that smell, as well.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:06 PM
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Smell discs before purchase?
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:07 PM
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Leave them out in the sun for a week or so. Vinegar could also help, but it's really hard to get the smoke smell out of anything.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:09 PM
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The sun helps more than anything else, in my experience. It never really goes away though.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:09 PM
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Pee on it.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:11 PM
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Pee on it.
Disregard, that's only for jellyfish stings.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:11 PM
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I have had a few stinky discs in my day. Plastic is a chain of polymers, and the stank molecules seem to get trapped in the gaps for whatever reason. You have to let those bad boys soak in some hot soapy water. I use dish detergent with good results. It may take days, depending on the severity of the stench. I highly doubt ashtray smell can trump Sunnyside Park pond funk though hahaha.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:18 PM
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The water in our local course is super gross. Well... not the water, the 6 inches of black mud under it. I had to ditch a pair of shoes I waded in with because no force on earth made them smell like anything besides rotting butt.

I'll try the sun solution, and report back.
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