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  1. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    So I scored a LNIB Emerald Juliet. The frames and lenses are perfect, and the rest would be too if it didn't smell like smoke!

    Rubbers boiled 4x and much better, but still not ok - easily trashed and replaced, no big deal there, cut my losses and move on...

    But the box, and the foam, oh... the foam!

    Right now I have the fabric softener sheets cuddled up in a ziplock bag, even wrapped the paperwork, all snuggled and bounced up together, literally. I may move to baking soda in a day or three - I know it could take weeks. Does anyone here have advice other than 'air it out' or 'get your $ back' (I already got a partial refund well worth the frames, lenses and coin - so I am ok $-wise, but would be a shame to trash a box and I can't even bring it in the house, have to leave it in the garage! :eek:
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Sorry, I know you don't want to hear this but I think it's a lost cause, it'll never go away completely, especially the foam.:(

    Does it smell like tobacco or weed?
     
  3. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    It is the former - tobacco. I already figured the foam was shot, though it is tight, and possibly could be washed. The paper would have to absorb... I'll leave the box in a mix of fabric softener sheets, baking soda, and potpourri and hope for the best?

    The frames and lenses are perfect so no worries there - polish and cleaner = all good.

    There is also the ground coffee - that kills anything, maybe it will work here?

    Literally hundreds of pairs passed through my hands and I have never encountered this before. I guess there is a first time for everything! :idk:
     
  4. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    This is a tough one for a person who does not smoke. The smell seems to never go away. I think there is a thread on it though on ideas.
     
  5. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    I searched, maybe not well enough... please share [links]. I think I am on the right track, cutting my losses. I think I have a few good leads, been avoiding smoke long enough I know when to quit!
     
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    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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  7. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    I saw the cologne thread... similar approach here with the smoke.
    If I just save the sunnies I'm happy, and I'm pretty much there.
    ...and not every deal is a winner winner chicken dinner
    We all lose sometimes, it happens.
     
  8. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Maybe you should just start smoking.
     
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  9. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    Sell/trade/donate to a member that doesnt mind the smoke smell or smokes themselves?
     
  10. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Yep, maybe I'll list it as that. Even sell the sunnies with it if that is the case. sell it complete.



    Another approach, but I like the previous one just a little better... thanks for playing! :hi: