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Hifi equipment - how do you get rid of the stale smell?

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I'll try to be as PC as possible so as not to offend but I have a problem with some kit I bought a while ago.

The kit is in fantastic conditionbut I guess it has been in a house where they smoke or have pets so the kit itself has a certain "odour" about it which I really notice and ittakes over the room.

Have any of you guys had similar problems and if so how did you get rid of the smell or is this not possible without taking the covers off and giving the gear a clean?

I am not taking this piss with this thread just hope someone can help :)

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gsrai wrote:

Cheers guys - that really works ???

Nope - if it's cigarette smoke pong, it'll never fade. :(

IME anyway - I had a pair of speaker cables from a smoker. :sick:

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JANDL100 wrote:

gsrai wrote:
Cheers guys - that really works ???

Nope - if it's cigarette smoke pong, it'll never fade. :(

IME anyway - I had a pair of speaker cables from a smoker. :sick:

It will, eventually, before the smoking ban, I worked in various night clubs, and upon opening my cd case was met with that awful stench, but it has gone now. You just have to leave it somewhere out of nose shot to "air"

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Dealer

Pour a bottle of fabreze down the vents.

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russ abbott - royds brother wrote:

cotton wool and isopropyl wiped oved over the case?

Will probably sound stoopid but where do I get isopropyl (what is it?)

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Chemist about a fiver for 500ml.

Very good for cleaning hi fi.

not sure what its main use is for.

Be careful though as it can leave a slightly smeared finish.

I've never used it on expensive gear.

Try it on the back or sides 1st.

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If you are happy removing the covers, blow out all the dust and hair. Wipe any wires, cables, etc with something like Dettol. Anything that is rubber or vinyl will absorb most of the smell. Wipe them down with warm a soapy rag then wipe with Dettol.

It will get rid of it.

I bought a home phone off of eBay and it reeked of smoke when I received it. The coiled cord was the worst but the wall lead was bad as well. Once everything was cleaned with Dettol, no smell.

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i once had some Rega R3's..the wood was completely ingrained with the smell. i smoked at that time but never in the house but nmy house stunk as result of these speakers. i used to hang the grilles on the line and drench them in febreeze. i used to clean the wood with mr sheen every day for around a month...they still stank the day i sold them. gross! they were only 6 months old! i know that dunner help G :D

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I have to admit I'm not that patient a person but I guess a week of leaving the kit running wont hurt much - does the amp need to be connected to speakers as I guess I can put a CD on repeat?

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