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#558853 - 11/21/19 10:13 AM Re: Cleaning the interior of an oak and leather case [Re: PALUNC]
bill schodlatz Offline

Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 2865
Loc: Ruston,LA
I used a cheap foaming cleaner from Dollar General on a Browning case and had good results. Spray it on, brush it in. vacume the dry foam out.

#559215 - 11/26/19 09:11 PM Re: Cleaning the interior of an oak and leather case [Re: PALUNC]
bls Offline

Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 86
Good thread on case cleaning, and worldly education.

I have a leather covered case and the inside green felt is not at all stained. YET it smells HORRIBLY MUSTY. I've tried baking soda, spread over it, left a couple days, and vaccuumed out. No change. I've sprayed lysol into it, no change.

Any ideas?

#559216 - 11/26/19 09:47 PM Re: Cleaning the interior of an oak and leather case [Re: PALUNC]
Replacement Online   content

Registered: 11/05/06
Posts: 3257
Any ideas?

Sunshine treatment.

#559227 - 11/27/19 09:25 AM Re: Cleaning the interior of an oak and leather case [Re: bls]
Daryl Hallquist Offline

Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 5727
Loc: Bozeman, Mt.
I have had suggested to me that fabric softener sheets that you put into a clothes dryer will absorb unwanted odors. I would also think that storing the case in a dry area with the lid open would eventually help dissipate the odor.

#559235 - 11/27/19 12:02 PM Re: Cleaning the interior of an oak and leather case [Re: Daryl Hallquist]
Robt. Harris Offline

Registered: 01/01/02
Posts: 338
Loc: western Montana
Daryl is on the right track with that, as sunshine over time will only result in fading the wool baize. Though fabric softener sheets would likely do it, I prefer keeping a small ventilated, plastic 35 mm film canister containing a few mothballs in each of my gun boxes, as it eliminates any concern over the moths that can eat away your fabric pretty quickly. I don't find the odor objectionable, and at any rate it beats the smell of mold, IMO.

I've been able to find them here in several box stores listed as 'Enoz Old Fashion moth balls'. They contain 99.95% naphthalene as the active ingredient, and should add that they are not sold in the state of California. Just two or three balls in a film container will last for several years in one's gun case before needing replenishment. Best odor/insect protection I can think of.......


Edited by Robt. Harris (11/27/19 12:13 PM)
Edit Reason: added info

#559236 - 11/27/19 12:34 PM Re: Cleaning the interior of an oak and leather case [Re: PALUNC]
damascus Offline

Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 871
Loc: Cheshire England
Cheep Vodka with a good number of lemon or Bergamot essential oil drops added. Well soak a cloth and wipe all internal Baize. Using Vodka is the only way I know to obtain Alcohol that has not been treated with something that makes it taste or smell, the Alcohol does encourage any bacteria to die. As to worldly education and stirring up memories of ill spent youth a few drops of CHANNEL 5 may be, in my case any Helena Rubinstein concoction. Though the Alcohol on its own usually works well though may need a couple of treatments to remove unwanted smells.
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