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Old 04-17-2013, 03:41 PM
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Have tried regular detergents also... I'll try flushing it with some acetone.

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:13 PM
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This sounds ridiculous but we washed our dog with tomato juice when it got involved with a skunk. It did help a lot. Don't laugh too hard; it might be possible.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:17 PM
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Leave outside in the sun for a couple days and let nature take over? Hell I dunno really. A quick google sure shows a lot of people with the same issues.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:19 PM
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Revisit the baking soda idea. Put an open box of Arm&Hammer in a box along with the part that smells. Tape it up and leave it for a few days. Putting it in the sun may help. It works to get odors out of fabric like curtains. It's cheap and easy. I'd give it a try.
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How about this?

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I think you'll wish it smelled like PB Blaster after this!
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^^^^ He said he wanted to get rid of the stink, not make it worse....
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:18 PM
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Well - heres the plan - a quick swill with acetone & see what happens?

if not I'm going to have a go with a heavy solution of baking soda possibly washed down with some nice tomato juice ...

I'll let you know how it goes...

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:15 PM
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Alan--

The 'active ingredient' in tomato juice that neutralizes skunk oil is acetic acid. For this part, faster/easier source is white vinegar.

All the stuff they put in PB to make it persistent really works. It must be the same stuff that makes it so fragrant.

Most common organic chems come out of plastic bits with a casual treatment of dishwasher detergent. It comes with built-in emulsifiers, water softeners, silicates and possibly phosphates, and will usually do a decent job on plastic pieces that won't otherwise come clean. I don't propose that you wash them in the wife's main dishwasher because of the en-sueing stink, but do recommend that you try an overnight soak in hot water and a bit of Cascade or similar.

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Want to mask the nasty fragrance in furniture fabrics or carpet? Get as much of the original contaminant out as possible with water and the vacuum cleaner. Then spray with a solution of a tablespoon of fabric softener in a pint of warm water. It does a pretty spiffy job of bottling up any remaining offending material in the fabric fibers.
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I would hesitate to use acetone on a plastic part, it may soften/attack it. I'd drop the whole shebang in a bucket of dishwater for a few days, it won't hurt anything and you can flush it right out afterwards. Agitation would probably help.
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Originally Posted by fraggle View Post
I would hesitate to use acetone on a plastic part, it may soften/attack it. I'd drop the whole shebang in a bucket of dishwater for a few days, it won't hurt anything and you can flush it right out afterwards. Agitation would probably help.
Me too - Its all metal though.. it has already had plenty of dishsoap & agitation...

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Acetone works quite well - so now it smells of acetone instead - much easier to deal with and surprisingly much less obnoxious...

Actually detergent washing & good drying gets rid of the acetone smell pretty quick

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Ethyl alcohol would work best.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:32 PM
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didn't know the materials - sounds like you've stepped in the right direction! isopropyl also does a god job on acetone residue.
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Originally Posted by Randy V View Post
Ethyl alcohol would work best.
Waste of good ethyl alcohol, IMHO. You of all people suggesting this... heresy!
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Originally Posted by fraggle View Post
didn't know the materials - sounds like you've stepped in the right direction! isopropyl also does a god job on acetone residue.
What exactly -is- "acetone residue"?
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