A Minor Miracle
J. Jericho last edited by J. Jericho
I have a vintage cornet case that is presentable in appearance but had a musty smell that I could not get rid of. I was able to eliminate all offensive odor from the velvet inside, but the outside did not respond to anything I tried, including alcohol, Lysol, baking soda, sunlight, vinegar, bleach, odor sprays, lacquer thinner, and shoe polish. I did not want to strip the finish, prime, and paint the case, so I shopped for a cornet case I could use, although I preferred to use the original one.
Then I stumbled across a container of Simple Solution pet stain and odor remover http://www.simplesolution.com/dog-odor-and-stain-remover/tough-odors/extreme-pet-stain-odor-remover-32oz that I had stored in my laundry room for years and years. This product uses enzymes and a proprietary pro-bacteria to break down the source of the stench. I put on nitrile gloves and wiped the outside of the case with a cloth saturated in the solution, letting it dry, and not wiping it off. Finally success! The case now has a pleasant scent without a trace of the former mustiness.
oldpete last edited by
It has removed the smell of musicians who formerly played on it!!!
Kehaulani Credentialed Professional last edited by
That's good to know. I paid $300.00 for a used Committee case, and when I got it stunk so much I couldn't use it. (Of course the seller, now $300.00 richer, didn't mention it.)
I tried everything and absolutely nothing worked. I finally had to get rid of it. Glad, for the future at least, to know of your solution. Thanks for sharing it.