How do yu get smoke smell out of amplifiers???

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na5ar
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How do yu get smoke smell out of amplifiers???

Post by na5ar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:42 am

I made the mistake of not asking "is it from a non smoking envioment", so needless to say I have no one to blame but myself. the oder is not to bad but there non the less. Does anyone have any info to share as how to eliminate the oder. Tnx Bob kw5usa

wa4cch
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Re: How do yu get smoke smell out of amplifiers???

Post by wa4cch » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:04 am

kw5usa wrote:I made the mistake of not asking "is it from a non smoking environment", so needless to say I have no one to blame but myself. the oder is not to bad but there non the less. Does anyone have any info to share as how to eliminate the oder. Tnx Bob kw5usa


:roll: well this is what i would do wash the cabinet with mild dish washing soap
make that wipe it down then wipe with clean damp rag that should get the crud off the outside next i would remove the tubes and wipe them off too as they tend to hold the nicotine goop be sure amp is off and ground the plate caps put them back in then put a couple of dryer sheets inside cover with large trash bag for a couple of days then REMOVE the dryer sheets make sure every is in place close it up that should help a great deal hope that helps

73 chuck 8)

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Post by wa8mea » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:34 pm

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KB8IPZ
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worked for me

Post by KB8IPZ » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:42 pm

I once loaned a radio to a buddy, and it came back stinking of smoke and wet dog......after wiping down the outside I put the radio in front of a box fan for a couple of days, and the smell was completely gone......in the case of an amp i would turn it on and let it heat up and leave it in front of the fan...
Just my two cents.

73

drpepper
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Re: How do yu get smoke smell out of amplifiers???

Post by drpepper » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:45 am

If it a tube type, take the tubes out and wash the amp in a dishwasher.

wa3tfs
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Re: How do yu get smoke smell out of amplifiers???

Post by wa3tfs » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:55 pm

I have found that clorox disinfecting wipes available at grocery stores will remove all the crud including that on the knobs and switches. Make sure the power is disconnected and the high voltage is bled off!

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