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Old August 30th, 2010, 21:31   #1
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Cleaning ghillie

I know, most people don't clean their ghillie to give it a more natural feel. But that doesn't apply here. I need some help. While I was staying at a friends place for a while, my ghillie suit was packed in a box there. My friend has a male cat that hasn't been neutered, get where I'm going with this?
For those who don't, his cat decided that box was his, and now my ghillie smells terribly like cat piss.
Is there a way to clean it to get rid of that smell?
any help would be great.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 21:59   #2
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What kind of ghillie is it?
A natural ghillie, or polyester? Did you make it yourself? Or was it store bought.

If it's natural...
I would soak it in a warm or cold bucket of soapy water, then drip dry it.
Be careful, as the dyes may bleed, depending on how the ghillie was dyed... If you see any colours running, pull it out right away.
If the colour runs, use a hot soapy sponge and clean the afflicted areas of cat piss.

If it's polyester...
Do the same thing, or just throw it in the washing machine.

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Old August 30th, 2010, 22:06   #3
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Ouch !

Against that there`s not much to do I`m afraid.

You have the bucket full of warm or cold water with soap or detergent but there`s much to do aside.
Try the cold one two or three times and leave it in for an entire day and dry upside down for the second and third one.

Only effective way to clean my home made ghillies (dyed burlap and synthetic fabric).
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:38   #4
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If you can submerge in water, put it in bucket of cold water and a handful or two of baking soda to try and remove the smell and a mild detergent like Zero.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:53   #5
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Soak it in original Listerine, then hose it off and leave it dry in the sun.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:41   #6
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Thank you all for your replies.
It is a homemade synthetic suit. I can't remember the name of the material.
I'll give these ideas a try and let you know.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 20:22   #7
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The best way I have found to get rid of smell from fabric is a large tupperware storage tote. A 2 to 3 litre bottle of vinegar, and hot water.

Place the tub in the bathtub. Poor in the vinegar, fill with hot water. Let sit for 2 days.

Rinse as needed and allow to dry.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 20:39   #8
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Vinegar is very good for urine smell... so i'd go with tht one... altough listerine does not sound awful either.... last resort, if thise dont work, febreeze it.... and leave it hanging.... its not the best, but does work a bit.... works with swomp smell in my boots... cat pee tough, well.... that is different.... good luck....
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Old September 26th, 2010, 21:57   #9
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Don't fabreese it. Urine is a natural smell. Fabreese smells like...well...fabreese. If I smell deodorant, shampoo, insect repellant or fabreese, I know there is someone around. I would just run it through mud and let it dry. When the mud flakes off, it should be fine. The smell will go away eventually if not with the first mud bath.
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