My Mutant League Hockey manual ended up smelling of tobacco smoke and for now sits in a plastic bag with kitty litter since i read that can help bring it out.. Ill try baking soda next. If anyone has any other hints of getting smoke out of booklets, please let me know.. Its in fairly good condition and i want to keep it, but if i dont get this smoke out of it, im gonna have to let this game go. Perhaps someone else would be interested in it despite the smoke damage so i could find a replacement..
I'ved used baking soda in the past with moderate
success. Straight activated charcoal might work too. Honestly, the best thing I've found is to just air things out. In the case of manuals, I'll often lay them in between a window and the screen so that they don't blow away or get all crumpled.
It really sucks to pick up stuff that smells nasty! It's happened to me so
many times, that now I'll only buy stuff that I know comes from smoke free homes. Anyway, sorry it happened to you. Hope you can clean it up or get a replacement.
Not sure what you mean by in between a window and the screen?
I have a hard time airing things out on my balcony, because i have a c*nt below me who smokes inside her glassed in balcony, practically making a chimney up into mine. She nowadays even uses scented candles to the same effect, just to piss me off because she knows it bothers me. I cant air out my livingroom anymore, and forget about keeping the door open for any period of time to keep temperatures down in the summer.. Time of year is also bad for airing things out, its winter and humid outside, id ruin the manual even worse like that i think.. Im buying bicarbonate tomorrow to try that method.