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Old 15-02-2005   #1
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smelly coat - what to do

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left my coat at my brothers house, and one of his flat mates was painting or doing something with pongy chemicals.

now my coat smells of them.. i dont get on with chemical smells, and now can't really wear it without getting a headache

looking at the washing instructions, i can't (well not meant to) machine wash it, but isnt dry cleaning expensive?

any other ways to rid it of this nasty chemical smell? Ive used nearly a full bockle of febreeze on it..
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Re: smelly coat - what to do

leave it out in a good breeze (read gale) for a day, that should do SOMETHING

but which is cheaper, dry cleaning, or a new jacket
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Re: smelly coat - what to do

Hang it on the washing line tomoz during the day, im sure the wind will air it out.

I do it on my coats i wear to nightclubs as i dont smoke and h8 the smell of it on my coat after a night out.
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Re: smelly coat - what to do

dry cleaning.. by a long way. but i dunno how much does that normally cost?

don't have a washing line.. im at uni.. could hang it out the windwo..but it'd get filthy dirty
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Re: smelly coat - what to do

Dry cleaning isn't too expensive, should get it done for £5-10. I agree with Serin though - a good day on a washing line is handy, always gets yukky smoke out of my going out clothes .
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ahh if dry cleaning aint as bad as i thought. il pop it into town tomorrow
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Quick squirt of lynx or wear it and put vapor rub under your nose so that's all you'll be able to smell.. <- poor mans alternatives
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some launderetts have dry clean machines
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Quick squirt of lynx or wear it and put vapor rub under your nose so that's all you'll be able to smell.. <- poor mans alternatives
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Buy a new coat, use that one for grubby jobs on the car
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Buy a new coat, use that one for grubby jobs on the car
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