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Anything I can do to help a shift knob off gas?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Madjik_Man, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    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-Lea...fits=Model:Tacoma&vxp=mtr&hash=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?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    MonkeyChief

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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.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2012 at 1:50 AM
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    Put it in a small airtight container with one of those small car air freshners for a few days.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Now it smells like China factory glue and vanilla

    :(
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Install it and leave your windows down whenever you can.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    tinker_troy

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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?

    :notsure:
     
  8. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    lol try some colonge?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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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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