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Old October 2, 2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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How do you improve the smell of your gun safe?

We have two gun safes, my wife has one and I have one. Her's is half guns the rest paperwork and whatever.
The other day she came to me and asked what was OK to use in the safe since it has started smelling like the back side an open grave (her words).
I opened my safe this morning and between the oil residue and gun smell I would agree it does smell like the back side of an open grave (not that I have any idea what that actually smells like).
Just wondering if anyone else has a fix for this “problem”
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Old October 2, 2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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Some put baking soda in the fridge so it should work in the safe. But I think I'd place a open bottle of Hoppies in the corner, "there is nothing like the smell of hoppies in the safe".
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Old October 2, 2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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+1...you can't "improve" the smell of Hoppes #9. Well, you could try, but it'd probably look like this:

http://www.hoppes.com/products/ca_air_freshener.html
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Old October 2, 2010, 02:15 PM   #4
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I knew this was going to turn silly!
So far we have one vote for backing soda, sounds like good idea.
And two for Hoppes 9,,, well that one is out, we are talking about my wife’s gun save that she lets me store guns in,,,,, and that won’t work,,,, even the air freshener.:barf:
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Old October 2, 2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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Maybe they make a girls scented hoppies?!! I can see it coming now Vanilla scented hoppies, blueberry hoppies, honeysuckle hoppies. Then what hoppies bubble bath?
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Old October 2, 2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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Little satchet bags of cedar chips? Moth balls? Automotive air fresheners? Satchet bags of coffee beans? (some of those smell pretty good y'know).

Or, buy your wife her own safe and invite her to make it smell however she wants it to?

Good luck there.
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Old October 2, 2010, 06:38 PM   #7
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Drop a dryer sheet in there. Change it every 30 days or so.
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Old October 2, 2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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I use Febreeze.
It also works when you've worked 4 18-hour days in a row and you've got one more customer to see on Friday before you can find a laundromat on the weekend.
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Old October 2, 2010, 09:48 PM   #9
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Try explaining to the guys at the range why yer gun smells like "fabreeze". Sorry...couldn't resist!
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Old October 2, 2010, 10:28 PM   #10
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Fabreeze or green tea.

In case you haven't noticed, EVERYTHING now a days has either Fabreeze or GREEN TEA.
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Old October 2, 2010, 10:32 PM   #11
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fresh heavenly roses, cut daily from your well manicured garden ecstasy.


Ill now slap myself on behalf of all of you.
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Old October 3, 2010, 03:13 AM   #12
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Paint the roof of the safe with cosmoline. Then it will smell right.
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Old October 3, 2010, 06:24 AM   #13
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+1...you can't "improve" the smell of Hoppes #9.
+1. I strive for that smell!
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Old October 3, 2010, 07:09 AM   #14
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Gun powder, I love the smell of burnt powder in the morning!
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Old October 3, 2010, 11:06 PM   #15
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I would look at what you use with a fine tooth comb.
Febreeze probably isnt the greatest, I would use some sort of odor neutralizing item that doesn't put moisture in the air.
Something that pulls moisture and hides odors?
The cedar chips may work?!?
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Old October 4, 2010, 08:25 AM   #16
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What's causing the smell in there? DID a small critter get in and die, or is it just the chemicals used on the guns, or maybe it is mold from moisture?

Identify the cause first, then you can best determine how to attack the issue.
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Old October 4, 2010, 09:02 AM   #17
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agree with looking for the cause of the smell, could be decomposing glue ( if there is felt on anything... if it's just the gun smell then there is nothing to worry about...

my 1st thought was those little pine tree air fresheners, but you must be carefull about some of the smelly things you may hang in there, some may give off slightly corrosive vapors... dryer sheets may be ok, as well as the cedar chips or popori ( spelling ) in a little bag, or a cigar box maybe even an incense stick or oil
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Old October 4, 2010, 06:50 PM   #18
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Step 1= Remove all the guns that you can carry
Step 2= Remove a bunch of ammo for each
Step 3= go to the range
Step 4= empty all loaded cartridges (the fun way)
Step 5= Clean guns
Step 6= replace guns into safe.
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Old October 5, 2010, 03:24 PM   #19
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cut some basil leaves from my garden, and it'll smell fine.
I just threw some in my truck, (with a water leak)
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Old October 5, 2010, 03:35 PM   #20
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My safe smells like linseed oil and breakfree,if yours smells like death then theres something wrong.
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Old October 5, 2010, 07:14 PM   #21
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The smell of a new gun helps
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Old October 5, 2010, 07:31 PM   #22
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it has started smelling like the back side an open grave
Remove the corpse of the dead mouse / rat / squirrel / possum that crawled into the safe and died.

The other suggestions will work better once the source of the funk is removed.
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Old October 5, 2010, 09:19 PM   #23
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Yankee Candle; Car Jars....

I would suggest buying a few Yankee Candle Car Jars. They come in a variety of scents. They are not very expensive and will last several weeks. I hung up a few in my small kitchen. The Yankee Candle scents are strong at first but not over-powering. The car jar scent will level off but still work after 2/3 days, .
Other stick-ups or car type units may work too but the Yankee Candle line offers more choices in a low cost, no mess scent.
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Old October 6, 2010, 07:59 AM   #24
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Seems strange, the odor part. I have been using my safe since 2007 and to date there are no open grave smells present.
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Old October 6, 2010, 08:56 AM   #25
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I love The Smell Of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwDGK...eature=related


or it could be worse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwDGK...eature=related
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