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« on: February 06, 2009 06:14:55 AM »

My Grandma gave me one of those vintage train cases (it looks like this only mine is white) that she's had for years.  I love it! But the problem is is that it smells like old makeup.  I'm wondering if theres a way to get that disgusting smell out of those things?  I figured I would ask before I do because I don't want to ruin it.  Thanks!

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009 08:19:06 AM »

I would try closing it up for a few days, with a whole whackload of dryer sheets (Bounce etc,) in it. There's also this stuff called Nilodor I think, it kind of has a weird smell at first, but you just put a drop or two in, and it will get rid of any smell, not sure if it would stain the lining or anything though??? Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009 09:09:25 AM »

you could get some cedar shavings from a pet store or wherever...put them inside, loads of them. 

charcoal briquets also absorb odor, but the cedar sure smells nicer!


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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009 08:14:06 PM »

You could also open a box of baking soda and leave it in there, that should absorb odors.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009 07:49:10 AM »

WalMart has this product called an air sponge, and it's basically just charcoal in a container, I use them for every thing. I think you could just pop one in there and let it sit for a few days, should asorb the odour.
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009 09:29:35 AM »

Kitty litter also works.   

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009 05:06:28 PM »

Baking soda is the least expensive of all those options, I'd start there. Carbon works very well but costs a good bit more. Dryer sheets cover more than absorb scents, same with Febreeze & it's ilk.

/pout, I love old lady make up smell.... or maybe just the stuff I got from my Nana. Then again she had excellent taste and the things I got from her all smell like Chanel no. 5
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