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Thread: Leather Jacket

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    Leather Jacket

    Is there anything that can be done to clean a musty smell from a leather jacket? Taking it to the dry cleaners maybe?

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    I didn't check out the links but I'd probably turn it inside out and hang it outside in a shady spot for as long as possible. Or possibly put it in a plastic bag with either some charcoal or a bar of soap that you like the scent?

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    Put it in a plastic or paper bag with charcoal. Charcoal removes smells wonderfully. We had a basement flood once and my stored antique furniture smelled awful afterwards. I put bags of charcoal on the floor and closed the door and all the smell left. After than happened, charcoal has saved me many times with bad odors.

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    Put it on, throw your leg over your motorcycle, and go find a thunderstorm to ride in.

    No wait! That’s what I did to make my leather jacket smell musty in the first place.

    Never mind. Carry on.

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    My husband bought a stinky leather jacket at Goodwill and I want to put it in the washing machine but he won't let me. I'm not sure why he'd buy clothing with someone else's stink on it. I guess I have the same problem so I better check out those links!
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    A male cat sprayed my DH's leather so I dug it out of the trash and threw it in the washer with a triple dose of Gain and had to rinse it a couple times. I figured it was worth a try-he had already chalked it off as a loss. It came through without any problems. I threw it over the cloths line till it was all but dry -turned it inside out-threw it in the dryer to soften 10-15 minutes. That was 20 plus yrs ago. I altered it to fit me after he passed away and it is still as soft as can be.

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    You too, huh? Mine got so wet, it shrunk on me before I got home!!
    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    Put it on, throw your leg over your motorcycle, and go find a thunderstorm to ride in.

    No wait! That’s what I did to make my leather jacket smell musty in the first place.

    Never mind. Carry on.

    CD in Oklahoma

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