New Guitar Case Reopened, Old Case Tossed: this STINKS

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Tim W
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Re: New Guitar Case Reopened, Old Case Tossed: this STINKS

Post by Tim W » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:26 pm

I had an (old, sick) cat mistake my case for a litter box. The resultant smell was horrible and persistent. Nothing I tried helped. I contacted the American Institute of Dry Cleaning, (it exists!), and they suggested charcoal, baking soda an enzyme solution and time, lots of it. I sprinkled baking soda and some chunks of charcoal inside, put it up in a hot, uninsulated attic for a couple of years. Good as new...

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MhyrrBenz
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Re: New Guitar Case Reopened, Old Case Tossed: this STINKS

Post by MhyrrBenz » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:33 pm

In the attic for a couple of Years!? Gee, thanks!

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Re: New Guitar Case Reopened, Old Case Tossed: this STINKS

Post by Adam » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm

I've experienced this issue, and I found that leaving the case open outside seemed to work the best. You don't have to smell it, and there is an endless fresh breeze over it.

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MhyrrBenz
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Re: New Guitar Case Reopened, Old Case Tossed: this STINKS

Post by MhyrrBenz » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:19 am

Outside, hmmmmm . . . . rainy season in the tropics. I don't know. I just finished vacuuming the case from last batch of baking soda. Thought I'd change strings too, to make it a wholly hellish experience. My B string peg is broke and loose .... that's another post, to find a repair guy in a new place. Oy.

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