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#1 PieCars

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

So, way back in September, my friends and I played a 3-man tournament. Got subway afterward. My friend ended up not liking his sandwich/deciding he wasn't hungry so he gave half to me. I already ate mine, so I throw it in my bag for later. I come home, it's a Sunday night, time to do all the homework that I've put off. Throw my gearbag in my room. I don't really open it for a while, and I only take out my gun to play with the trigger when i'm bored.

3 months later, I wanna shoot in my backyard for shits n gigs, I reach for my tank and what's this? A sandwich that had been left to grow mold for 3 consecutive months? Delightful. Most of my gear is fine now, all it needed was a good washing (harness, jersey, pants, etc.) but my tank was touching the mold. Luckily I had a tank cover, which I'm still struggling to clean the mold off of, but I need some advice on how to get my tank to not smell like mold. I tried washing it with warm water and soap, and I'm a bit hesitant to try anything else because it is carbon fiber, after all. Like, bleach, I'm not too sure about.

If any of you have had similar experiences, and know how to get that mold smell off your paintball stuff, please help!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

Baking soda and bleach should work. But I would try to take the reg off and put just your tank in the freezer for 24 hours. It should kill the mold and get rid of the smell.

Edited by Cole N, 10 December 2012 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

Pics or shens


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:12 AM


Pics or shens

After working in the food-service industry and dealing with some pretty nasty stuff; I already have a pretty good mental image of this.... thing.

Edited by nighthunter, 11 December 2012 - 12:13 AM.

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Using a gun that's been hardly maintained and tossed from person to person more than a village whore is hardly a fair way to compare the marker.

 


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

cleaned up the thread a bit... y'all are lucky i am in a good mood
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

cleaned up the thread a bit... y'all are lucky i am in a good mood


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:11 AM


cleaned up the thread a bit... y'all are lucky i am in a good mood


Looking back on it, you did the right thing.


well gee golly thanks for the reassurance... my life is now complete...Posted Image
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

Man, they really are lucky. I would've been tempted to whoop some of them for those comments. :P

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

Now I'm curious as to what it was they said...

Unfortunately pics don't smell like anything, if I took pictures at this point it'd just be of my normal looking gear, cause I cleaned all the mold off. It's just the smell that I'm having trouble with

And thanks, Cole N., I'll try that.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

I dont know about how to fix the smell, but you shouldn't be leaving your gear uncleaned for that long, it takes all of 5 minutes to toss your stuff in the wash.

As for the tank, its not really a fabric so the smell should go away with time. Try getting a cloth tank cover and spraying the cover with fabreeze or something to mask the smell for now.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Now I'm curious as to what it was they said...

same

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

Well thats near fantastic.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:23 PM


Now I'm curious as to what it was they said...

same

Double same...

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:30 PM



Now I'm curious as to what it was they said...

same

Double same...

mostly suggested potentially harmful ways to get the smell out, which in retrospect was pretty dumb.

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Using a gun that's been hardly maintained and tossed from person to person more than a village whore is hardly a fair way to compare the marker.

 


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

i dont want to see any more posts about harmful home chemical mixes...

OP, use a commercial cleaning solution to get rid of the mold.. or, wash it in lemon juice... the acid wont harm the tank, but it will kill the mold... simple green is your best bet though....

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

this will sound really weird but a get a big plastic tub with a lid put the tank in and a small bowl with a washcloth in it add half a bottle of yellow Listerine to the washcloth in the bowl put the lid on and leave it for 24 hours.This is of course after washing the tank really well im not sure on why but it kills any of the odors i have to deal with (morgue tech here)
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

I forgot a piece of sausage from McDonalds in my bag for 7 months. Only thing that changed was it got hard as a brick... Which is sad.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

Isopropyl alcohol will do the trick. wont eat the tank like acetone will, and will evaporate and kill any of the mold left in there.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

White vinegar is also good to use for cleaning.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Thank you OEFVeteran.

Also, thank you to everyone for your input. I will try the isopropyl alcohol, since right now I'm running low on vinegar and lemon juice.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

its always handy o have a bottle of Simple Green in your gear bag... that stuff cleans everything, and its environmentally safe... wont harm your gear or guns in any way...
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

its always handy o have a bottle of Simple Green in your gear bag... that stuff cleans everything, and its environmentally safe... wont harm your gear or guns in any way...

Simple green is great . Its strong enough to remove paint but it can be used on practically anything with little to no damage.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

its always handy o have a bottle of Simple Green in your gear bag... that stuff cleans everything, and its environmentally safe... wont harm your gear or guns in any way...



Going to have to do this, good advice.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

This reminded me to take the sandwich that's been in my bookbag for a week out.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

This reminded me to take the sandwich that's been in my bookbag for a week out.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Maybe some diluted lemon juice, and keep a bunch of christmas tree air fresheneers in the bag?

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