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Thread: pleather stench??!!!help!

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    pleather stench??!!!help!

    bought some pleather to recover some bar stools. smell is horrible!! we had to put it outside. head achs and nausea. It's been outside in a shed for three days and still stinks.
    any Idea's on how to remove the smell? can't use it untill gone.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    You may have to get rid of it. Plastics are not very porous so getting a smell out may be very difficult. a chemical could be the culprit.

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    the baking soda didn't work. will try the lemon juice now. thankyou!!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    I would be concerned about the chemical, even after the smell is gone. What about buying an old leather coat from a thrift shop instead and seeing if you could cut it up? I've seen leather coats and jackets for $10-20 in thrift shops.

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    will have to do something. the vinegar and mild soap didn't work either. will try the goodwill. Thankyou!! There is a small kitchen gardener fairly close. I think I will give it to him for his tractor seat. If it's outside maybe it won't bother him. I'm afraid to bring it in. THANK YOU ALL! one more lesson learned the hard way.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    I am at a loss now, I figured at least the vinegar would help.
    In all the years being an Upholsterer I never came across that problem. I do like Michelle's idea, cut up some of leather jackets, maybe some pleather coats from the thrift store. Just sniff them first...LOL

    Is there anyway to get your money back or at least contact the manufacturer to find out a solution?
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    Some of the plastics really have a stench that only time and air will cure. I had the same issue with a fresh from the factory right out of the box cutting mat. Left it in the garage for weeks before I could use it. The whole way home from the store .. I thought I had hit a skunk.

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    I just got rid of a really nice Tupperware container I got at the thrift store. It smelled sour inside. I tried everything over a few months: baking soda, vinegar, bleach, charcoal, newspapers, outside in the sunshine for literally weeks. Dishwasher several times. I finally donated it back. maybe someone can use it for non food items. I think some smells are just impossible to remove.

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    take it back to the shop you bought it from. Toxic waste
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    Find something else and be safe

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    My DD was given a gift of a pleather jacket some years ago and it smelled. I washed it in the washer with hot water and bleach even though the tag said not to. LOL. It took the smell out and looked liked new coming out of the dryer.
    Got fabric?

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    I bought a pleather chair & ottoman at Home Goods that was perfect for my family room. I had help getting it into my SUV, brought it home & drug it into the house by myself only to find that it stunk! You could smell it all over the house! A real strong plastic smell. That night my DH put it in the garage & it stunk that up too! We put it back in the car & left it in there with the windows down while at church then returned it. I understand what you are going through- such a strong smell!

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    I bought a lined cloth purse online that turned up having that problem, so I hung it out in the sun, hoping a couple of days would help it. Had to leave it there for a full month, but the smell finally went away, and I've been using that purse for about 5 years now!

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