Members Alex_SF Posted April 9, 2010 Members Share Posted April 9, 2010 I have an SKB molded plastic hardshell case, Carvin-branded, which has a funny smell inside it. The smell is nothing easily identifiable such as cigarette smoke, cat piss, mildew, or dog odor, just "funny" -- and not to my liking. I only use that case to transport a Strat that I usually keep on a stand, but the smell in the case is strong enough that I can smell it on the guitar for a few minutes after I take it out of the case, even if the guitar was only in the case for a half hour. I've already tried Febreze and sunlight / airing-out: now it smells like "funny" and Febreze. So I think the next step is to really clean the inside lining, with a solution of warm water and Woolite or some other mild detergent. What's a good way to do this and be able to (a) rinse the detergent solution out after working it in to the case lining, and (b) dry the case out thoroughly and reasonably quickly (within ~a day or so)? Right now I'm thinking: (1) work the detergent in to the lining with a brush, then (2) rinse the case out in the shower with the handheld head; (3) after letting it drip in the shower overnight, sponge the inside out with old towels; and finally (4) open it up and let it air-dry outside (it's supposed to be ~65 and sunny tomorrow). The SKB molded case isn't made of wood, so the shower rinse shouldn't cause structural damage, I think -- but any other reason the contemplated method might not be ideal, or suggestions for doing it better/easier? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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