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lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
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06/11/2009 02:12PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: lars49
Date: July 02, 2012 04:28PM

Any thoughts on how to get the smoke smell out of leather seat cover? Saddle soap doesn't appear to work.


triumphtr2
tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: July 02, 2012 07:01PM

TSP tri sodium phosphate is commonly used to wash nicotine off living room wall proir to repainting. You might try tat on a small inconspiuous part. Possiblly mild soap and water with saddle soap after to remoisturize.Dont quote me just a thought. Tim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 04, 2012 08:56AM

More helpful hints:

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 04, 2012 11:01AM

To get smoke out of leather you might try putting the leather in a closed container and then placing that on the stove or a small fire like a charcoal grill. A tube from the container can then be used to direct the leather smoke to the location where it is to be used. Be aware however, that leather smoke is a very poor substitute for genuine Lucas wiring harness smoke and will not provide the necessary characteristics in full force, particularly the flicker and dim qualities. Added to which the leather smoke has to be pressurized in order to achieve a density that will allow it to function at all as a substitute. The Lucas smoke formulae has been and is a closely guarded secret, and while it has been speculated that leather smoke forms a part of the composition, real world testing has competently demonstrated that the prportion of leather smoke in Lucas genuine wiring harness smoke would have to be miniscule at best. Efforts are generally better spent composing vinyl based substitutes which give more satisfactory results but to date none of these has proven fully suitable. However as it sounds like you might be delving into the finer nuances, and adding modifiers to the composition, we must congratulate your efforts. If you have come so far as to identify leather smoke as one of the ingredients you have surely gotten the proportions of the major components very close and may yet succeed where others have failed. Our best wishes and prayers go with you. Godspeed and good luck.

Jim


triumphtr2
tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: July 04, 2012 08:14PM

Jim. An Idea had crossed my mind similer to what you were thinking,If you could pull the leather smoke out under high vacuum pressure, you could sell it to Lucas as recycleable smoke. But apparently your research has confimed that leather smoke wont mix with Genuine Lucas Electric Smoke (accept no substitutes) So I guess that idea is out the window.Speaking of which , one could roll the window down and put a fan inside for a while. Just a thought Tim


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tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: July 05, 2012 08:47PM

Larry . On a more serious note, is the smoke from a fire in the car or from cigarette smoking?TSP is still worth investigating but also calling a coillision shop might be worth while as they sometimes repair fire damaged cars. Also checking with your local auto psrts store might help also , lots of different cleaning products available. Hope that helps Tim


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 06, 2012 05:00PM

I would ask a "tech" at "Meguilars Products", etc. Good Luck, roverman.



lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
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1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: lars49
Date: July 07, 2012 08:02PM

Nope, not cigarettes, the smoke is from the Waldo Canyon Fire. I've been directly down wind for the past two weeks. Steam cleaning the carpet and upholstery. Don't think that would work on leather.


triumphtr2
tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: July 13, 2012 07:48PM

Hello Lars. Have you made any progress with your seats after the fire or are other fire related things taking precedence? tim


lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
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1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: lars49
Date: July 21, 2012 09:52AM

Tim,

Critter protection is at the top of my list at this point. We now seem to have a resident bear population instead of the transient population that existed before the fire. Electric fence being installed to keep them away from dog run, trash, garden, beeyard etc.

Larry



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triumphtr2
tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: July 22, 2012 07:24PM

Reminds me of that old saying" Life is just one damn thing after another " Tim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: October 05, 2012 02:26AM

Hey Larry,
What you need is an ozone generator. Professional detail shops have them and they work well.
You can buy non commercial units but they don't work as well and take much longer to effect a result.
Commercial units work in direct contrast to Lucas Smoke generators. And have proven to be so effective that the Lucas Smoke generators over heat in their very presence and produce even more smoke. This smoke has decimated the British auto industry and reduced it to ashes which is what lucas smoke is derived from. Others may disagree but the logic is unrecognizable.
Cheers
Fred


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 05, 2012 08:44AM

" the logic is unrecognizable."

Love it!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 05, 2012 11:22AM

"Logic is in actuallity...Lucas Fogic".


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(759 posts)

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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 06, 2012 12:29AM

I had a friend once that was a fireman and they had some stuff that worked really well. Talk to the guys at the local fire station.



roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3046 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 02, 2012 01:47PM

Hey Larry, I'm thinkin once they were dosed with a fire hose- real proper, you wouldn't be so concerned about that pesky odor? JMO, roverman.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Gettting smoke out of leather??
Posted by: Charles
Date: December 30, 2013 09:23PM

I did not know Lucas made cows. Gads wonder what the milk taste like. Reckon the cows walked around leaking milk all the time. Serious contact someone with Servpro.



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