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odor problem in my fish trap pro

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I just bought a used Fish Trap Pro that's about 6 years old & used very little. The tarp looks like new. But I think this guy had it stored in or near a dairy barn. It doesn't smell like manure but like chemicals related to milking. Anyways, I have washed this thing 2 times w/ soap & water, dried it, had a fan on it for 2 days & airing out for 3 days. It still smells.

I know bleach works for mildew.

Is there anything you guys have tried that works for odor removal that won't damage the tarp?

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put it out in the sun for a couple days. that has always helped with stinky tents and whatnot.

def do not try bleach.

powerwash it at the car wash?

what sort of chemicals are involved in milking cattle?

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If all else fails you should try some Odoban. It got rid of the mice urine in my portable after I had tried every soap and cleaner that I could find on the market.

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Mix 1 quart of 2% hydrogen peroxide with a cup of baking soda and mix thoroughly. After the chemicals are done reacting put it in a spray bottle and hose down the portable with it, and let it sit for an hour or two and then rinse it. I orginally came across a variation of this forumula for removing skunk smell from dogs. I've used it to great effect on all sorts of nasty smells. You might try a small section of your porty before doing the whole thing. I don't think it will damage the tarp, but it could possibly fade the color. I know guys that use this formula instead of scent killer and their camo looks fine.

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We found it at Sam's club but when you buy it there it is by the gallon. I would think that a Fleet Farm or a good hardware store would stock it and in a smaller size. It works great on cat urine.

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I second the odoban product. It works. I store mine folded up in the garage with a few dryer sheets...someone told me it would keep mice away...don't know about that but I've never had a mice problem...but it does smell nice when I open it up.

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