Freaking Smoke Smell

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  1. Optimus Heckster

    Optimus Heckster Well-Known Member

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    I won a bunch of items from the same seller on ebay. See this thread for details.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=142289&highlight=descent+ebay+deals

    Well when they arrived I could instantly smell the strong cigarette smoke rolling off of them. It's extremely bad. I would think that the seller should have included this in the item description as I don't know how you could miss this horrible odor. Anyone else had the same problem with ebay sellers? Oh well, buyer beware I suppose. Any way to get it out?
     
  2. Hook

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    I've never tried this myself, but I've read that putting the figures in tupperware containers for a while will take the smoke smell off.
     
  3. Optimus Heckster

    Optimus Heckster Well-Known Member

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    I think I have read this as well. Seems like an odd trick but I'll try anything.
     
  4. Tenebrouser

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    That worked for me with some Constructicon figures. Of course, I cleaned them with a wet rag first.
     
  5. beatrush

    beatrush Collects too many things

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    Another thing you can do (and you have to supervise) is put them near a burning candle.

    I used to do when I was 14 do that with my clothes so my mom wouldnt find out I was smoking.
     
  6. Sector Seven

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    Get some of that smell-remover spray and mist them. I cleaned a shitload of vintage Star Wars figures and vehicles like that last summer and it worked like a charm. No damage whatsoever.
     
  7. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Put them into a tupperware container with an open box of Arm and Hammer. Should help alot.
     

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