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Old 23-10-21, 09:43 AM
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Balls - no - not complaining about covid buggering things up.I have some of my badges in a drawer cabinet that smelled a bit foisty and it won't go away. I have bought some cedar balls for another purpose and thought about putting 1 in each of the drawers. before I do it, would there be anything in them that might affect the badges ? Anyone used them before ?

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Old 23-10-21, 09:54 AM
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I had to Google ‘foisty’ as it’s a word I’ve never heard used. If wiki is right and it means mouldy then you may have an issue with damp which cedar won’t resolve but over time damp may tarnish and/or cause metal badges to corrode.

You may want to consider putting some silica packs in the draws to resolve the damp.
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Old 23-10-21, 09:58 AM
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In the absence of silica a bag of dry rice would do in lieu.
I've used cedar with items of uniform without bullion braid and insignia and gilt buttons being adversely affected.
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Old 23-10-21, 09:59 AM
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Cheers Luke,

'foisty' must be a northern word I used to inspect houses for a living and we would say 'it's a bit foisty in there ' ie smelling of damp. I have silicone bags but they do not mask the slight smell. I made sure the drawers were nice and dry before putting the badges in, but still a very faint odour.

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Old 23-10-21, 10:00 AM
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Thanks Leigh,

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Old 23-10-21, 10:29 AM
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'foisty' must be a northern word
North of the border we used to say fusty !

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smelling stale, damp, or stuffy
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Old 23-10-21, 10:35 AM
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I think probably silica or Leigh’s rice idea to deal with the damp and then something else to tackle the smell, cedar or something lightly perfumed like dried lavender perhaps.
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You could try bamboo charcoal odour purifying bags:

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Hi All,

Balls - no - not complaining about covid buggering things up.I have some of my badges in a drawer cabinet that smelled a bit foisty and it won't go away. I have bought some cedar balls for another purpose and thought about putting 1 in each of the drawers. before I do it, would there be anything in them that might affect the badges ? Anyone used them before ?

Cheers in advance, Mark
Just picking up on your Covid buggering things up comment......
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must get a bottle..

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Old 23-10-21, 06:55 PM
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They usually come in pairs
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for those of you who were not lucky enough to have spent a month at Winterborne Gunner on the NBC Def Offrs course, one little known fact is that DKP 1 and 2 are essentially the same stuff as cat litter. Very good for moisture and smell absorption.
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DKP1, DKP2, is that Fuller's Earth? Or what replaced it?
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