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Re: [BKARTS] smoke from leather



I would suggest dry cleaning by vacuuming and then placing the leather scraps on a table and allow a fan to circulate air over them for a time --- maybe a couple of weeks. The use of chemicals, especially vinegar, could create problems.
Bill Minter





On Feb 11, 2009, at 11:28 AM, Marguerite Radhakrishnan wrote:


I was recently fortunate enough to get a bag of really fun leather
scraps for free.  The downside?  They came from a smoky residence.
Can anyone give suggestions (other than the "wash it in vinegar" from
my grandmother's old woman's guide book) for how to remove the tobacco
smoke smell?

Thanks,

--Marguerite Radhakrishnan



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