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    Default Removing Smoke Smell from Clothes

    Is there a way to do it?

    I got this awesome corduroy shirt/coat from Salvation Army last night, got it home, and realized that I was smelling smoke heavily from it. I don't smoke, don't like the smell, and don't like the thought of others smelling me smelling like smoke.

    Is there a way that can cut down or remove the smell, or am I hosed? (At least it was cheap, not a big loss... but I really LIKE it and would salvage it if I could.)
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    Normally I just hang Stuff out of the Window for a few Hours.
    Oh or you could use this Febreeze-Stuff. Works too.
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    Forgive me Jennifer......but won't washing it, work?

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    Ozone.

    And I'm actually not joking or being sarcastic.
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    if its been exposed to cigarette smoke for long period of time it wont disapear easily or fast enough through wind, or washing.

    i think you should seek professional help if its really indeed severe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella View Post
    Forgive me Jennifer......but won't washing it, work?
    response #1:

    I just bought it last night, and I didn't get a chance (I don't have a washer at home right now).

    I also had heard that smoke was HARD to get out... and I'm sure they washed it before putting it up for sale at Salvation Army, isn't that standard procedure? So I think I need some 'heavy duty' attacks here to use on it.

    Response #2: *slap slap* :steam:

    Quote Originally Posted by blanclait View Post
    if its been exposed to cigarette smoke for long period of time it wont disapear easily or fast enough through wind, or washing. i think you should seek professional help if its really indeed severe.
    In that case, cost is an issue; if it's too expensive, it's not worth it, I might as well find something new.

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    Ozone. And I'm actually not joking or being sarcastic.
    ^^^ note how he has to specify nowadays.

    So do I buy ozone in a bottle, or do I have to fire it into the stratosphere on a small rocket?

    Quote Originally Posted by GargoylesLegacy View Post
    Oh or you could use this Febreeze-Stuff. Works too.
    I've heard of Febreeze, I'll have to look at that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    ^^^ note how he has to specify nowadays.

    So do I buy ozone in a bottle, or do I have to fire it into the stratosphere on a small rocket?
    You contact a fire restoration company and ask if they ozone clothes.

    Also, dry cleaners that do fire restoration will have an ozone room. But they usually don't advertise via the yellow pages. So, you'll end up going through the fire restoration companies to eventually get to them.


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    Sometimes I get the a smell out of things in the dryer. I use a dryer sheet and I use as high a heat level as the garment will stand. Do you have a dryer?

    If you don't, I just thought of something else. Sometime ironing a garment will get some of the smell out. For corduroy, you would need to iron the inside so the ridges don't get smushed.

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    Well, in that case, a good dose of sun and fresh air will help. I think. Hanging it outside for a few hours, for a day or two should do it.
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