Hi guys, I bought a used child carrier about a year ago and I realized that it stunk to high heavens after I bought it. I thought it was just the sellers house, but it was definitely the bag. I smells sort of like a dirty dog slept on it for a week!
Over the past year I have tried charcoal, baking soda, vinegar, direct sunlight, castile soap, laundry detergent, tea tree oil, lemon juice, and the dryer, but the smell keeps coming back!
Any other suggestions that I haven't tried? I am persistent and this bag (and the smell) is pretty much indestructible!
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Usually when a tent or tarp smells this way, it means the urethane coating of the nylon is disintegrating and the only cure is to trash it. If the fabric of your carrier is urethane coated, that may be the problem. I personally have only encountered this phenomenon on a tent that had been sitting in a closet for 15 years after its last use (which was about 5 years after I bought it). I therefore have no idea if your carrier has the same problem, but I'm suspicious.
Anyone else have ideas?
Edited by OregonMouse (05/20/1309:11 PM)
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Loc: Nacogdoches, TX, USA
My wife usually does the laundry (not because I refuse, but because she wants it done right). She's had good results alternating between a base (detergent) and acid (vinegar). Just do a cycle with one, then a cycle with the other over and over until the smell is acceptable.
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