10-04-2018, 11:50 AM
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Good evening friends,

I bought a Semogue SOC on a german forum that was nearly new. Thing is, it came from a smoker’s home (what I didn’t know at the time of purchase), and it has quite the smell on it. It even sits in the wooden handle.

Would anyone of you know how I can rid the brush of that smell?

Thank you !

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 10-04-2018, 12:34 PM
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I am no expert, but a shot in the dark would be to lather it up many times with strong scented soaps or creams.

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 10-04-2018, 12:39 PM
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  • nikos.a
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Or a dish washing liquid( Fairy).

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 10-04-2018, 12:50 PM
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I bathed it in soap for a while, but the handle still smells. I just don’t know how to get the odor out of the wood...

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 10-04-2018, 01:03 PM
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I suggest washing the brush with soapy water then living it to dry. Thereafter Use Strong scented soap or cream 2 or 3 times.
I bought vintage Plisson with terrible tobacco smell and after few washes the smell was gone. Good luck.

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 10-04-2018, 01:10 PM
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Half white vinegar and water, soak 10/15 min. rise well, repeat if required.

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 10-04-2018, 01:18 PM
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(10-04-2018, 12:50 PM)LithiumDawn Wrote: I bathed it in soap for a while, but the handle still smells. I just don’t know how to get the odor out of the wood...

O,man that is horrible. Why just not try to paint the handle with strong scented cream and let it stay like that for a while.

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 10-04-2018, 01:48 PM
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Use some non-abrasive wood cleaner (Murphy's Oil soap) on the handle.

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 10-04-2018, 02:25 PM
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  • chazt
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Rub some pleasant smelling aftershave into the wood.

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 10-04-2018, 06:44 PM
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I'd write it off as an unwise transaction and throw it away.

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 10-05-2018, 08:27 AM
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(10-04-2018, 12:50 PM)LithiumDawn Wrote: I bathed it in soap for a while, but the handle still smells. I just don’t know how to get the odor out of the wood...

I've read that letting wood sit in baking powder for a few days could help.

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 10-05-2018, 02:09 PM
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(10-05-2018, 08:27 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(10-04-2018, 12:50 PM)LithiumDawn Wrote: I bathed it in soap for a while, but the handle still smells. I just don’t know how to get the odor out of the wood...

I've read that letting wood sit in baking powder for a few days could help.

In, as buried in.  Completely covered for a few WEEKS! 

Baking soda works well and it's very inexpensive.

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 10-05-2018, 02:34 PM
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I'd go with a wood cleaner like the Murphy's oil soap but probably try and use a dish soap first just to see if that works.

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 10-15-2018, 10:23 AM
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The smell will dissipate with lathering. I've purchased quite a few from Germany smokers and have never had an long term issue with any of them.

Just as a warning...I would avoid Murphy's oil soap. I had issues with it once and am always leery when someone recommends it.

Use something you would use yourself on your own hair. That's my mantra.

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 10-15-2018, 10:49 AM
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Thanks all you guys.

I emailed the guy, and he took it back. I just don’t want to lather my face with something that smells as if it’s been used to clean ash trays with...

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 10-15-2018, 12:40 PM
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(10-15-2018, 10:23 AM)Crag Wrote: The smell will dissipate with lathering.  I've purchased quite a few from Germany smokers and have never had an long term issue with any of them.

Just as a warning...I would avoid Murphy's oil soap.  I had issues with it once and am always leery when someone recommends it.

Use something you would use yourself on your own hair.  That's my mantra.

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Post #8 Read again sir.
The Murphy's Oil Soap was recommended for the handle. Please read the posts carefully. No one would ever suggest using Murphy's on the knot. 

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 10-15-2018, 12:49 PM
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(10-15-2018, 12:40 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(10-15-2018, 10:23 AM)Crag Wrote: The smell will dissipate with lathering.  I've purchased quite a few from Germany smokers and have never had an long term issue with any of them.

Just as a warning...I would avoid Murphy's oil soap.  I had issues with it once and am always leery when someone recommends it.

Use something you would use yourself on your own hair.  That's my mantra.

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Post #8 Read again sir.
The Murphy's Oil Soap was recommended for the handle. Please read the posts carefully. No one would ever suggest using Murphy's on the knot. 
I was speaking to the handle, Sir. I would not use it. I'd suggest something less abrasive than Murphy's. Perhaps you shouldn't speculate. I merely meant that I would not use any oil soap which could come into contact with the hair, but it's your brush, so you can do as you please.

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 10-15-2018, 12:51 PM
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(10-15-2018, 12:49 PM)Crag Wrote:
(10-15-2018, 12:40 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(10-15-2018, 10:23 AM)Crag Wrote: The smell will dissipate with lathering.  I've purchased quite a few from Germany smokers and have never had an long term issue with any of them.

Just as a warning...I would avoid Murphy's oil soap.  I had issues with it once and am always leery when someone recommends it.

Use something you would use yourself on your own hair.  That's my mantra.

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Post #8 Read again sir.
The Murphy's Oil Soap was recommended for the handle. Please read the posts carefully. No one would ever suggest using Murphy's on the knot. 
I was speaking to the handle, Sir.  I would not use it.  I'd suggest something less abrasive than Murphy's.  Perhaps you shouldn't speculate.  I merely meant that I would not use any oil soap which could come into contact with the hair, but it's your brush, so you can do as you please.

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I apologize for misunderstanding, but you said "Use something you would use on your own hair" What other conclusion could one come to?  I wasn't the only one to suggest Murphy's on the handle. 

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 10-15-2018, 12:56 PM
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(10-15-2018, 10:49 AM)LithiumDawn Wrote: Thanks all you guys.

I emailed the guy, and he took it back. I just don’t want to lather my face with something that smells as if it’s been used to clean ash trays with...
Glad it worked out.

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 10-16-2018, 04:06 AM
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Please close Smile

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