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« on: April 25, 2009, 06:51 PM »

Hey everyone
   I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to get the smell of CIGS out of a kite.

thx sammy
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 10:17 PM »

Fly it a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 10:28 PM »

I received one last year that reeked of smoke Cool Angry.  Took it out on a sunny day spread it out, sprayed it down with Febreze, let it dry, did it again, let it dry, sprayed it down with water. 
It's smell free now.
Good luck.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 03:44 AM »

Hey guys
   Thank you I will try it !@

thx sammy
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 04:50 AM »

Leave it set up whenever you go flying even if you aren't flying it. Eventually the smell will go away.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 06:51 AM »

I'm still confused how some kites I purchase smell so intensely of smoke. Do people store them in open in the room where they smoke? I personally keep my kite bags hanging from the ceiling in the garage (keeps the pack rats from eating into the kite bag). As for getting the smell out I assemble the kite, dip it in the pool and let it air dry.   
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 07:23 AM »

Here's what I did:

Washed the entire kite sail with warm, soapy water.
Rinsed it off in the yard.
Left it set up in sunlight for about 4 days, and few it as much as possible.

Put the kite sleeve in a ziploc bag with about 3 dryer sheets overnight.
Stored the kite in the freshly dryer-sheeted sleeve overnights.

This all seemed to do the trick.  I avoided Febreeze, because that smell is almost as bad as the cigarette smoke smell as far as I'm concerned. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 09:32 AM »

Mine  smell like  smoke  because  I am a  heavy smoker  I   store  them  in my room  in the house  inside    the  kite  sleeve  and  inside  a  kite  bag.  To be  honest  about   could  come  from sitting  in the  car going  down the  road  and  I  never  thought  of the  smoke   sticking to the kites  will  keep it  in mind  from now   to have  an idea  how to get the  smell out  I have no Idea cause I can not smell it
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 10:09 AM »

Hey everyone
   I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to get the smell of CIGS out of a kite.

thx sammy
Start smoking. Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 10:24 AM »

Smoked for 25 years - quit two months ago.
We have lots of stuff to clean.  Shocked

We're partial to liquid Cascade dishwasher soap. Not hand washing stuff like Dawn - the stuff for the machine.
It cuts the oils from the smoke nicely.
Mix some with water in a squirt bottle. Spray kite (or whatever). Let sit, but don't let dry, rinse.
Also works for oil spots and such.

Doesn't seem to hurt kite fabrics at all.
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009, 04:22 PM »

 Roll it up and burn it, the smell will go away Cool

Might even get a buzz
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009, 04:40 PM »

Try Washing it in Woolite.   

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 05:21 PM »

hahahah you guys are funny.

      I did the frabreze and it took alot out i will let it sit and see what happens!

thx for the info

sammy
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009, 09:20 PM »

Most smokers have a huge loss of smell and taste Cool.  Therefore they never know they add the smell(stench) Cool of smoke on the stuff they have around them.  Since I've had one problem with a kite, I never buy others unless I ask.
Funny thing about the kite I bought was that it was on a charity auction to raise money for a kite event.  I could smell the smoke before I opened the box.  All was okay after the Febreze treatment. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 10:01 PM »

Don't forget the kite bag it is stored in as well. Otherwise you are just putting the smell right back on the kite.
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