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Old 01-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Anything I can do to help a shift knob off gas?

I have no idea if this is the right forum or not but 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. 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 01-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Maybe try running under a hair dryer for a few minutes to see if you can help the glue or whatever dry a bit.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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Put it in a small airtight container with one of those small car air freshners for a few days.
Now it smells like China factory glue and vanilla

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Old 02-01-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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Install it and leave your windows down whenever you can.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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set it outside for a few days where the sun can get to it
maybe sprinkle a little baking soda on it too?

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Now it smells like China factory glue and vanilla

lol try some colonge?
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I'm afraid to apply direct heat (hair dryer, etc...) I don't want to dry out the leather. I already live in a brutally arid climate as is.

I read online that a good leather conditioner is a 1:1 ratio of linseed oil and distilled white vinegar. I know the latter is an excellent deodorizer so I will go ahead with that.

The only problem is it's the fucking glue that reeks, not the leather, so I don't know how effective a solution it will be.

I may just have to wait for warmer temps and leave the knob out in the sunlight/heat for a few days.
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