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post #1 of 23 Old 10-15-2007, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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removing smoke odour from leather/ mesh

I just bought a super ego jacket on ebay.
I am still on the ebay learning curve so I did not ask if it came from a smokers home.
the jacket is in good condition but stinks
I like the style and fit and think it will be great for summer riding.

I am a non smoker and am looking for any advice to get the smell out.
I have tried febreeze
and will try baking soda,
and other stuff (coffee, airing out, dryer with dryers sheets) soon.


last resort is the dry cleaner 70.00 (canadian) who will send it for ozonization treatment.

any advice is welcome.
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Jetblast has some sucess with actually washing his leathers by hand.

Can't guarantee the outcome, but that would definatley take the stink out.

I have a JR leather/mesh jacket (Nova I think), when I rode in the rain the red dye from the leather would stain my shirts and arms. but you couldn't tell it bled from the exterior of the jacket.

If it were mine I'd hand wash it on COLD water. Worse case senario is you end up with a Jacket you look like you've had for 10 years, but it smells great.

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Find a leather cleaner in your area. They have special machines and chemicals to clean leather jackets/coats...

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Thanks for the tips.
to Orion, yes they have the special machines thats 70 cdn
I am trying to find a cheaper alternatve
maybe I will wash it in cold water .
get that nice faded look

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Ozone chamber is the best way to do it, our company has a restoration division and thats how they do it,make sure the company is reputable though , ozone treatment can cause secondary damage to some materials like rubber, it can cause rubber to become brittle and crack, the main point is make sure you have some type of guarantee. you could also try renting a thermofogger and some cherry fog ,then you could thermofog your jacket, thermofog is a proccess that bonds a chemical agent to smoke particles neutralizing the smell, cherry is the best choice. If you go this route thermofog your cars and house while you are at it. You won`t be disappointed.

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thanks for the advice.
the cleaner I go to is reputable, and I am sure they would stand behind the work.
they told me they send it to a special place for cleaning

but based on the price I paid for the jacket
and based on a post here in the forum
I have decided to wash it and see what happens.

I think worst case scenario the red leather will turn pink
then I can sell it to rc 90 and he can wear it when he puts the retro floral appliques in his bathroom.

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I was really looking more for Viva la Tbone

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Use the biggest front loader you can find.Toploaders are bad,hang dry and treat it after.


Note:never did my jacket,but this is what I've been told

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Oui bien sur viva la Tbone and his cherry smogger.
sounds like something they use at a gay strip club.
if you come to the mtl barbeque while we are at msp, I will check and see if I can get you into campus http://www.campusmtl.com/
I think they may have a cherry smogger there for you.
and I am sure he can "bond with your chemical agent" if you like
viva la t bone!!!
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Anyway back on topic
I decided to wash it by hand in the tub
with a soft sponge, tide, and baking soda.
now it is drying flat
I did not want to put it into a top loader as I was afraid of torsion in the spin cycle.

will let you know how it comes out.
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Ya maybe my highschool french is a little rusty. seems to have been a miscommunication, I didn`t think viva meant gay.

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viva la tbone

viva is not gay
it is the cherry smogger that seems to be how shall I say it "light in the loafers"

seems you are concerned about your latex/ rubber stuff suffering from damage with the ozonization (hmmm)

ok
viva la tbone, tell us how you find time for all these forums.

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I work for a company that restores houses that have been damaged by fire smoke ,wind,water or any other type of disaster, a thermofogger is the piece of equipment that treats smoke odor without requiring any intensive repair work, cherry is the fog that works best for smoke.

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no offense intended and sorry if I insulted you.
I made these comments in jest, in keeping with other comments I have read on this forum.
should you be truly offended by my comments I will edit them.
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Its cool man, my last post was just to let you know I didn`t pull this knowledge from the internet and that it was technique that could work for you,I don`t know about pricing though.I don`t get upset about what people say on the internet its not worth the time.
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seriously

thanks T bone
so. for the cherry smogger or any smogger.
here there is a small contingent of "after fire repair companies"
(they control the market very carefully)
that own smoggers which they use to clean out the smell buildings that have fire and smoke damage, or now in houses that have been used to grow pot etc.
the rental of the smogger is very expensive, and is usually paid for by the insurance company.
I guess I could check in the newspaper and see where there are some smoke and fired damaged houses or buildings and see if I can get them to smog my jacket.
but I think that would be a little more effort than I am willing to to for a used joe rocket jacket.
so wash and dry, and if that doesn't work, well I guess I'll see.
but you put a good thought in my head, if it doesn't work , I will try to call an after fire and flood repair company and see if they have some ideas

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Ya the liquid is a couple hundred bucks a gallon, you could try going to one of there shops they might do it for you there ,it would only take like 30 seconds to do this ,take a rubbermaid container and you could use that as a sealed chamber, but ya this is sounding like alot of work for a jacket. good luck.

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p.s. just wash it don`t use a dryer, line dry.

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Most dry cleaners can send it out for professional cleaning for about $40.

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Omg this is so easy to fix.. Just start smoking.. pfft . J/k




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Ride it around on a 919. Then it will smell like exhaust stink.

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midwest is a "professional dry cleaner!" It says so above his avatar. Perhaps he can offer some advise.

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So the results!!
yes I got the smoke odour out so far.
washed by hand in the bath tub with tide

scrubbed it with a sponge and baking soda
washed it again with tide

let it dry flat
then put on solution of vinegar and water

it smells ok now I think
I will treat it next with leather treatment
and then silicone spray it for waterproofing.

I just have to see if it shrunk.

if not, then this is the way to go to!.

thanks to all of you for the good tips
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