Removing the SMELL of smoke from paperwork??? how?

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  1. wheeljaxx

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    just got a lot of paperwork and catalogs form an e-bay win, and opend up the box to have a very strong odor of smoke puff out. (no pun intended)

    there is no actuall yellowing, or whatnot on the toy, or the paper, but they stink something awfull. now the toy is going to be re-painted, but is airing out for a while first. the catalogues are all opend, hanging on a rope like laundry.

    any tricks to get the smell out?
     
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    Dust them with baking soda, like you use in the fridge to absorb odors?
     
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    Put it outside for a day or two.
    Or just put a fan on it. It normally works.
     
  4. wheeljaxx

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    hehe, we're due to have 5 days of rain.


    i remember someone posting somthing about mothballs a long time ago. not sure if it was for toys, or paperwork.
     
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    I once had an ebay lot that had the smoke smell as well (no paperwork though). I threw them all in a rubbermaid container with one of those odour absorbers (not really sure of the name), and sealed the sucker for a few days. It seemed to do the trick.
     
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    I have had some luck with spraying a paper towel with Fabreeze (damp not saturated, or it will leak on your paperwork) and then trowing it all in a ziplock bag for a few days.
     
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    That was me. I hate it but I use mothballs with storage of my TF in rubbermaid bins. The logic behind it was to keep the humidity down. It seen to work well. At the same time, it keeps unwanted bugs, mold and other things you don't want from growing. And it does see to take odors from past owners away. But then again, I always air out my stuff or wipe them down with a wet cloth before storing them away.
     
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    vinegar works well. As an odor absorbent. put some in a cup and put it in a large rubbermaid box. then lay the stuff next to the cup. close and seal and put away so it doesnt get knocked around.
     
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    thanx all
     
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    4 boxes of opened baking soda like the ones sold for your fridge or freezer in a sealed rubbermaid container for a few days. Works like a charm. Did for me anyway.
     
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    Wow, never thought of that. Where did you get that idea?
     

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