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Old April 19, 2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Stinky holster

I have a couple of vintage (nice way of saying OLD) holsters. I have saddle soaped them to help restore the dryness. The other problem is the old musty smell from being stored.

I have stuffed paper, sprayed with Fabrize, aired them out, but still have an odor, one has a real strong odor.

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Old April 19, 2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Try putting them in a plastic bag with a few pieces of charcoal in it. Charcoal has the ability to absorb nasty odors.
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Old April 19, 2010, 02:00 PM   #3
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I don't know if it would do much good or not but try putting a bunch of baking soda in a bag too. I don't know if it would draw to much moisture out or not.
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Old April 19, 2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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Try putting them in a plastic bag with a few pieces of charcoal in it. Charcoal has the ability to absorb nasty odors.
Just don't use the quick lighting type.
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Old April 19, 2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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stinky holster??

keep the cats away from the holsters!!!!!
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Old April 19, 2010, 09:10 PM   #6
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Great replies - no cats or dogs here.

The charcoal sounds good - yeah, no Kingsford quick light. I'll try to air them out as the TX weather gets warmer.

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Old April 19, 2010, 09:18 PM   #7
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This wouldn't be a "small of back" holster that was riding too low, was it?

Look for any kind of deodorizing cleaner that contains "Benzalkonium chloride" or "alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride" (same thing) and wash it with that. Don't get the concentrate in your eyes; other than that it's pretty safe. It's used in humifiers to kill algae and it hospital disinfectants and in dairy sanitizers.
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Old April 19, 2010, 09:20 PM   #8
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Just don't use the quick lighting type.
Thanks for adding that specific. The charcoal also works in a stinky refrigerator, just put a bowl of charcoal in there for a while.
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Old April 20, 2010, 08:19 AM   #9
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Funny z_bob.

I have a US marked shoulder holster that isn't too bad. The real bad one is a basket weave stamped thumb break for 6" k frames.

I am going to sun them, charcoal, and if that doesn't help much - the disinfectant stuff.

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Old April 20, 2010, 08:46 AM   #10
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Now you know your a man when you use charcoal in your fridge rather than baking soda But from a womens point of view baking soda probably wont work if they are leather..... just saying

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Old April 20, 2010, 08:49 AM   #11
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Now you know your a man when you use charcoal in your fridge rather than baking soda But from a womens point of a view baking soda probably wont work if they are leather..... just saying
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Old April 20, 2010, 09:19 AM   #12
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The activated carbon for fish tank filters works well. The smaller chips provide more surface area than large charcoal pieces, so it should be more effective...
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