Smoke smell in Leather

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Whiterook, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Whiterook

    Whiterook Member

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    I just got a nice HD leather jacket on eBay. It's great except that it smells like cigarette smoke. It's so bad, my whole house smells like smoke. (Obviously I'm not a smoker.) Anyone know of a way to get rid of the smoke smell? Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. glider

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    You can use Lexol leather conditioner or Leather new and it should do it.


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  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Try Febreeze, my wife used it on some stuff (fabric,not leather)she got from cigar smoking Dad. It worked pretty good.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    ditto on the febreeze my wife smokes and it does the job on her dress clothes also
     
  5. wildspirit97

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    if you can't get the smell out yourself, try calling a local dry cleaner, and see what they say. I bet they would help you out. :s
     
  6. CGDAVE

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    Try getting a vanilla candle and put it in a small area such has a box. The vanilla candle scent will extract the odor. Of course keep in mind a fire hazard.
     
  7. DynaBike

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    hmm... I'd go with Gliders recommendation. I like Fabreeze, but don't know if I'd spray it on real leather. My bottle says not recommended for leather due to water spotting.
     
  8. glider

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    I was talking to a collector that sells on ebay locally here and he mentioned about this product and how it really works to eliminate an odor from articles that were in an old house or attic that have an odor to them and that it removes it in a few days if you put the item in a bag with one of theses.

    May be worth a try...

    Amazon.com: Bad Air Sponge All Purpose Odor Neutralant 1 ea: Home Garden
     
  9. martillo

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    also being a power boater , have tried this with success, proactivecleaningsystems.com
     
  10. Spade5

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    Put it in a box or even better, one of those hanging plastic clothes bags and throw in a couple of Bounce dryer sheets. Somehow they absorb the smell. Every now an then I get a wet musty smell in the pickup and I put a couple under the seat, and in a day or two, the smell is gone. It isn't like they add a cover up smell but they soak up the offending smell.