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Old 01-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Anything I can do to help a shift knob off gas?

So I posted this in the detailing forum... figured I'd try it here for more attention

I bought a tranny shift knob similar to this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-TRD-Leat...item1c231d312e

It was made in Taiwan and has that awful China manufacturing smell. It's so bad I couldn't install it in my truck yet. (I had it in there for 30 minutes, then when I got in the truck to go somewhere, my eyes were burning from the smell)

It's in the garage right now trying to air out.

Is there anything I can do, like 303 aerospace it, to help facilitate it not smelling like a chemical/glue/horrible factory?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Id leave it in direct sunlight for awhile to offgass.
Thanks, I'll try that.

I love the shift knob (it doesn't have red stitching like the one in the photo), it just smells unbelievably god-awful
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Run it through the washer.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Run it through the washer.


Clothes washer or dishwasher?

It's leather (or leather-ish). I also don't know how durable the stitching is etc..

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Would the dishwasher effect the glue?
I am hesitant too. There are two TRD emblems at the base of the knob (which I already foresee having to super glue on better) which would definitely suffer from either a clothes or dish washer. Not to mention, as you say, the glue holding the leather to the knob core itself.
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Would the dishwasher effect the glue?
Damn auto correct. Regular washer. I think its the same concept as leather shoes in a washing machine.
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Febreeze fixes anything LOL, try rubbing it with some vinegar, let the vinegar soak in good...
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