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Wet Okole Off-Gassing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flatlander, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Feb 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    flatlander

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    Hello All,

    Just got my okole covers in a couple of weeks ago. Have not installed them yet. Waiting for some decent outside temps. since it will take a few hours. I took them out the box and have them layed out in a room in the house. It wreaks pretty bad in there. Just an off-gas smell of the neoprene I guess.

    Since it has been almost two weeks and the smell is still there, I was wondering if I should hold off until I don't notice it or if it will go away pretty quickly. I don't remember how long it took my waders to not smell.

    Can't really keep the windows cracked with the rain/snow/cold temps.

    I did also get the care kit that has some odor eliminator. Do you think that may get rid of the gases?

    Ideas / Suggestions?

    TIA
     
  2. Feb 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Install 'em and wash your windows more often for a month or so. We all go through it.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    Off gassing might be an over statement...They smell a bit- but how much air are you moving thru your house??? Heat tends to recycle warmed air.

    Throw them in there and open the windows just a touch when you can. It'll pass.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Definitely ready to throw 'em in there.

    Thanks
     
  5. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    When you first install them make sure you don't leave anything in your truck that you might need to wear. When I first put my covers in I left my hat in the truck and the next day when I had to wear it at work it reeked of neoprene. Not a good smell to walk around with all day. Gave me a headache after a while.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    The smell is aweful but is worth it. Like they said, leave the windows down whenever you can.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2010 at 4:44 AM
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    I washed my w.o. covers before install with the Wet Okole's care kit fwiw. It helped.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    I know that headache.

    I hung mine outside for about 6-8 hours (summer) and them put them on. If i had it to do over again, i probably would have aired them out for a few days.

    Well worth it in the end without a doubt, but as i remember, it took closer to 4 days to a week for the smell to disperse.
     
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