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Old 05-05-20, 07:08 PM
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Default Best Way to Remove Odor from a Patch

Gentlemen, I have received a nice patch, but it has a musty odor to it, and I am afraid to put it in the display case with other patches for fear the odor will spread.

What do you all recommend to remove the musty odor?

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Old 05-05-20, 08:18 PM
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Try putting it your freezer/icebox for a couple of days. Not sure about odour removal but should kill any moth larvae which might be lurking.

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I've had success by placing a cloth badge in an air tight container with cat litter inside, and leaving it for at least a week. The clay in the litter acts as an absorbent to remove odours, and poses no harm to the fabric. Good luck!

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Thank you gentlemen, Some good tips to try. I have a friend who has cats so will ask her if I might borrow a little.

Crescent-I, It is indeed a good one (at least to me), WW2 12th AA Division patch for my Home Guard collection.

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Bicarbonate of soda (Backing soda) will also remove odours. Pour some in a container, place badge next to container and cover both together. Leave for a week. The odours should be gone after that.
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Thank you gentlemen, Some good tips to try. I have a friend who has cats so will ask her if I might borrow a little.

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You`ll find out how good a friend they are depending on whether the cat litter is fresh out of the bag or used!
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Hi guys

The other thing to try is vanilla, put a small amount into some water, place some mesh or similar on top of the container and leave it for a day or 2, that way it wont get wet. It will also get the stink out of refrigerator. Good luck.

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