How to get cologne smell off of rubber strap?
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    How to get cologne smell off of rubber strap?

    Does anyone have any tips on getting cologne/perfume odor off a rubber strap? I bought a Seiko Z22 used on the forums and can't for the life of me get ride of the smell. Here's what I've tried so far:
    -scrubbing it with dishwash detergent
    -leaving it in a box baking soda overnight
    -leaving in baking soda and vinegar overnight

    Any magic concoction I should try?

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    Re: How to get cologne smell off of rubber strap?

    Might try rubbing alcohol, but it can be hard to remove odors from rubber once it has been exposed or come in contact with something like cologne. Can be very tough to extract if the smell has permeated the rubber.

    Might also consider a bath in Lysol or something similar as another suggestion.
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    Re: How to get cologne smell off of rubber strap?

    Thanks, I'll give it a try. I think the previous owner wore it a good amount, so I'm guessing it did get into rubber.

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    Re: How to get cologne smell off of rubber strap?

    I just recently ran into this. I tried several different concoctions including vinegar. The only thing that worked was saoking the strap in rubbing aclholo for SEVERAL days. Then i srubbed it with dish soap afterwards.

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    Re: How to get cologne smell off of rubber strap?

    can you try letting it soak in boiling water?


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