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

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Madjik_Man, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Jan 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    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?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    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
     
  3. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    Run it through the washer.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    :confused:

    Clothes washer or dishwasher?

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

    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.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    isu2014

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    Damn auto correct. Regular washer. I think its the same concept as leather shoes in a washing machine.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    Febreeze fixes anything LOL, try rubbing it with some vinegar, let the vinegar soak in good... :)
     
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