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Remove Smoke Smell from Instructions

Posted: June 10th, 2017, 2:18 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Got an ebay game in the mail today but the instruction book smells like smoke. Is there anything worse? Ugh.
I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions from removing the smoke smell.

Re: Remove Smoke Smell from Instructions

Posted: June 10th, 2017, 2:42 pm
by scotland
You can build a little deoderizing chamber wth an enclosed box, a deoderizer on the bottom (baking soda, cat litter, commercial odor eliminator, etc), then a grill or stand or trivet of some sort, then your manual. This way the manual doesnt touch the absorbing agent. Wait a few days. This is a method used for old books at least.

Re: Remove Smoke Smell from Instructions

Posted: June 11th, 2017, 1:15 am
by Tron
Start smoking and it won't bother you as much.

Re: Remove Smoke Smell from Instructions

Posted: June 11th, 2017, 2:19 am
by Rev
I feel bad as I was one of those heavy smokers for 15 years, finally quit a year ago. I think Scotland's trick should work though.

Re: Remove Smoke Smell from Instructions

Posted: June 11th, 2017, 2:22 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I found a few ideas on the internet and I'm pleased to report success.

The first thing I did was apply a hair dryer (hot) to each page.
You need to be careful not to start a fire.
I think it removed some of the smell, as I was smelling it burning off.

Then I put it in a plastic bag with two dryer sheets and left it for a day.
Just pulled it out, and it smells like fabric softener - not smoke.