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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

Long story short, my parents house caught fire, all the guitars were downstairs and were mostly undamaged, the martin did get soaked so it's toast, but all the rest are ok.

I need to know how to get the smoke smell off the exterior of the cases. I would just have the insurance go buy new cases, but one of the guitars has a case that is unique to the guitar, so it is near impossible to find just the case. Let me know what yall think.

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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

I would say clean it with some Lysol wipes and then let it air out for a day or two.

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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

Try sprinkling the case interior with baking soda and let it sit for a few days to absorb the odor.
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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

Exterior?

Dissolve baking soda in water and wipe it down several times. There must also be spray-on cleaners like lysol that will work for the material. Car dashboard cleaner could work as well.
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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

I used a spray can of carpet cleaner and a good scrub brush, it worked!
It even got the Pink lining cleaner.
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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

Poor a beer in it

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Poor a beer in it

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

baking soda is okay and have them outside in the sun is too
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: How to get smoke smell off of guitar case

Have a cat pee in it.

Seriously....try some incense oil.
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