How to Get Smoke Out of Plastic and Cardboard?

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  1. chapsy

    chapsy Resident Brony

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    Hey all, got a bit of a problem here.
    just bought a couple of shinkis from a kind soul on the boards here, but the ONLY problem with them is that the boxes and figures smell of cigarette smoke.
    It's not a huge deal, just something unpleasant that I'm wanting to fix. the thing is, I don't know how.
    will this go away naturally over time? Febreeze it? I don't really know how to get rid of this smell.
    any help and insight would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. Plastic Man

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    Maybe keep it in the bathroom with you when you take a shower. The steam might help get rid of the smell. Or use the Freebreeze. That would most likely work. That's my guess.
     
  3. Emperor Mengde

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    I had a book I got from eBay a number of years back that absolutely reeked of smoke. After a couple of years the stink vanished. I'm sure there's a way to make the stink go away quicker, but time should take care of it if nothing else.
     
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    If it's just plastic for the toy just soak it, it worked for me, but if it has joints don't.
     
  5. chapsy

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    yea, they're shinki's so they've got joints galore.
    I'll try the methods posted here and see if it helps.
    if nothing else time will help :) 
    thanks guys.
     
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    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry to hear that. Shinkis shouldn't be treated in such a manner!!

    People who smoke totally don't realize the reek they put on all their stuff.
     
  7. megatronkicksas

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    Sorry I had no idea what a shiki is :eek: 
     
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    Put it in a plastic Tupperware box with a box of baking soda, make sure it's completely sealed and let it stay for 24 hours.
     
  9. chapsy

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    it's all good, I didn't either till this place and 4chan's toy board got me hooked on em lol.

    That sounds even better! I'll give that a shot :) 
     
  10. megatronkicksas

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    4chan:lol 
     
  11. chapsy

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    haha yea, at least their toy board is decent, with the exception of a few trolls.
     
  12. MidnightBliss

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    Thebest way I have found, that poses no threat to the toy is oxygen. Wait for a very windy day, place them in a laundry basket or a container with lots of holes, and p.ace them outside in a shady area. 1-2 days of this and there is asolutely no residual smell. My parents smoke 2 packs a day each. When I moved in with my wife I couldn't stand how my toys smelled. This is the best way to remove the odor. Trust me.
     
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    Don't get me started.
     
  14. chapsy

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    um...ok?
     
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    /toy/ is pretty fun, lots of neat discussions to separate it from the other horrible boards on the same site.

    Anyways, I got a Classics BB from someone before and it had this strange smell. I disassembled it and cleaned the parts twice in some vinegar but it didn't work, it really bothered me so I neglected the toy by throwing him into one of my spare shipping boxes that happened to have some shredded newspaper/flyers. When I picked it up again and had a whiff, the strange smell wasn't present anymore.

    If you can't get the smell out maybe you could try that, I'm not sure if it would work though.

    EDIT: Hm, no idea about the cardboard/boxes. I once bought a smokey copy of a PS2 game and tried to put the DVD case into a ziplock bag with some baking powder and it couldn't remove all the smell. I think the game still has a bit of smell left. You could try placing the boxes near something fragrant to cancel out some of the smoke smell. Something fruity, or perfumy that you like.
     

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