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Hey guys, I have picked up a few trunk groupings lately and the odor on the uniforms and hats is overwhelming...according to my wife anyway..

 

Does anyone know of a good way to cut down or kill the odor without dry cleaning?

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Wade

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- General George S. Patton, Jr

 

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I sometimes get uniforms with moth ball odors, and I generally hang them up in my basement near the dehumidifier for a few days, and the smell goes away for the most part. I believe I have heard that steaming it will work as wel, but I have never tried it.

 

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Hey guys, I have picked up a few trunk groupings lately and the odor on the uniforms and hats is overwhelming...according to my wife anyway..

 

 

Wade-

 

I'm lucky in that I've just gotten the rolled eyes from my wife, but given that I'm new to WW1 collecting this is the first time I've had to deal with bad moth ball and storage odor!

 

I've found though that if I air everything out in my office, keep the air circulating (with the help of the ceiling fan) keep the window open and use copious amounts of fabreeze (not on the uniforms, just in the air) the smell has dissapated greatly. Of course, maybe I've just gotten used to it too....... w00t.gif

 

Another way to get rid of the odor would be to sell your trunk groupings to me. A great fix for your wife, and more rolled eyes from mine.... :lol:

 

Dave

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use copious amounts of fabreeze (not on the uniforms, just in the air) the smell has dissapated greatly. Of course, maybe I've just gotten used to it too....... w00t.gif

 

Another way to get rid of the odor would be to sell your trunk groupings to me. A great fix for your wife, and more rolled eyes from mine.... :lol:

 

Dave

 

I've used fabreeze directly on uniforms of all fabrics and vintages and had no problems at all.


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I've used fabreeze directly on uniforms of all fabrics and vintages and had no problems at all.

 

I'll second that, Fabreeze does wonders. But if you're afraid of doing that, hang it up in the open for a day or two.

 

Adam

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Thanks guys for all your input, I am trying the open circulating air right now and wondered about the febreeze. Glad someone has tried it and it works, going to get a bottle right now.

 

Anyone want a new wife?? naughty.giflaughing1.gif

 

Thanks again !!

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- General George S. Patton, Jr

 

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All.

 

I've found that hanging my AEF tunics outisde on a nice day does wonders. My wife not only rolls her eyes, but also says it stinks down here in the club basement! Having been married for a long time, I just pretend like I can't hear! LOL I was recently told not to bring any more AEF tunics into the house (There are around 100), so I'm thinking about starting on WW2 US. Technically, these aren't AEF tunics right? LOL

 

John

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Honesty I have had more smell problems with WW2 uniforms then any WW1 uniforms I have purchased. And by the way a day out in the sun and wind and some "meadows and rain" Febreze and the smell is almost gone.

 

Again thanks guys for all your input!

 

Wade

"We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit."

- General George S. Patton, Jr

 

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