Cigarette Smoke in a used Remora

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    Cigarette Smoke in a used Remora

    Has anybody ever tried to remove a cigarette smoke smell from a Remora holster? Any tips?

    I bought it used "like new" off of ebay. I should have bought from Remora directly but this saved me a few bucks. The holster came in reeking of cigarette smoke. I'm going to air it out and maybe try to wash it. The guy on ebay doesn't take returns and I'm too lazy to deal with it anyway. I may try to sell it to a friend that smokes occaisionally and buy a new one like I should have but I would appreciate any suggestions. And yes, for the record, I know I'm a moron and this is what I get for trying to save a few bucks.

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    Good luck with that.
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    Thanks, lol

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    I work cleaning apartments part time and they use something called odoban for apartments with heavy smokers it works for carpets, cabinets and stuff you might try that.
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    Wrap (10) individual pieces of charcoal in (10) paper towels. Put five wrapped charcoal pieces in the bottom of a sealable tub/bucket. Put the holster on top on those five pieces. Put the five remaining wrapped charcoal pieces on top of the holster & seal the tub/bucket for 12-24 hours. After re-opening the tub/bucket, scrub the holster completely with mild dish soap & rinse in cool, clear water. Should smell baby powder fresh!
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    Try ground coffee too (fresh, not used grounds) - it is an amazing odor eliminator. Get some of those filter pack deals and seal it all in a baggy for a week with the coffee packs.

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    Just try washing it with warm water and mild detergent.. I think Alan has cleaning suggestions on the Remora website.
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    Febreeze it,that stuff will kill elephant farts if the commercials are true
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    Smoke a pack of cigarettes and you will have no problem......
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    Same boat here... smoked for 30+ yrs and finally quitted for 8.. can no longer bera the smell.. stint! Alan suggested to soap wash, it didn;t help, boxed it in a sealed box with baking soda and those laundry sheets.. no help. Left it in the safe for about 3 weeks and no more smell..

    Seller swore that he no smoker and he just left in his safe..... I have no reason to doubt neither. I have no idea why the bad smell.. nor any clue how it went away. but the smell is simply -- no more.

    Keep it.. brighter days ahead :-)

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    ask Remora

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    MrBuckwheat and Stan6406 hit it on the head...OdoBan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Wrap (10) individual pieces of charcoal in (10) paper towels. Put five wrapped charcoal pieces in the bottom of a sealable tub/bucket. Put the holster on top on those five pieces. Put the five remaining wrapped charcoal pieces on top of the holster & seal the tub/bucket for 12-24 hours. After re-opening the tub/bucket, scrub the holster completely with mild dish soap & rinse in cool, clear water. Should smell baby powder fresh!
    I really like this one! Reminds me of a recipe for cooking possum I heard from my Dad.

    The same thing happened to me once with a shoulder holster. I used Febreeze but it took several applications and a lot of airing out. The smell finally went away though.

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    Re: Cigarette Smoke in a used Remora

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Febreeze it,that stuff will kill elephant farts if the commercials are true
    That would be what I would use. We use it and it does work well.

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