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Barbour Stinks Any Tips ?

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Hello all.

 

Heres a good one.

 

I've had Barbour coats for over 40 years. . . I do love em !

 

I have a couple in the shed now and the other day I got to thinking. How the feck do you get rid of the smell of death on them ?

Mine smells like a cross between arse crack, belly button scum and an engine with a blown head gasket ! ! ! Plus the usual smell of dead critters.

I can hose the outside down and clean it, then re-wax it so it looks pretty new... But I still stink like an old Rotting Hippy !

 

Anyone got any top tips for making them smell slightly more normal? I accept the usual smell of wax..but the rest of it is offensive to the eyes, never mind the nose !

 

 

atvb

 

Vin

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Hang it up out side and leave for a few weeks, that's what I would do.

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Ive chucked a couple gooduns away as they got that smell on and nothing i know seems to get rid of it

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Hang it up out side and leave for a few weeks, that's what I would do.

 

tried that.... nothing

 

Try Febreeze?

 

Cheers, D.

 

tried that 2 times and still nothing.

 

I even washed the cotton lining with a bit of soapy water and rinsed it off and dried etc etc... still no better. :icon_redface:

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If it smells that bad,get as much old wax off as poseible an hand to laundrette, then try an rewax it, wats worst that can happen, ye ruin a smelly jacket???

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If it smells that bad,get as much old wax off as poseible an hand to laundrette, then try an rewax it, wats worst that can happen, ye ruin a smelly jacket???

 

my mate washed his in machine and it ruined it. . ?

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Try baking soda with a drop of viniger in warm water and spray it on.

 

on the outside or inside? I'd have thought the vinegar would strip off the wax ?

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Iv never washed one myself mate but I know somebody that did an he said it was ok, other than that steam clean fcuker or bin it cos it seems not washing it an letting it get stinky ruins it aswell haha iv never had one since me teens tbh

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I hear the trendys drag their new Barbours behind their 4X4's across a muddy field to give them some instant character, get em on fleabay as vintage specials lol

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Ah, the neglected waxed-jacket hint of stale vomit thing. Sometimes just keeping them somewhere warm for a while improves things.

Try upholstery or carpet cleaner on the lining.Bin bag and a half a tub of Shake and Vac overnight. Repeat with the other half of the tub.

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Reckon that's f****d vin, most things OK after sun rain sun rain. Must be in the lining. Might be OK with a peg on your nose mate. Lol

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