How Do I Get a Mothball Smell Out of a Leather Jacket?

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Getting a mothball smell out of leather is easy, so long as you have access to the right tools. Find out how to get a mothball smell out of leather with help from a third generation owner of Arrow Leathercare in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Bruce Gershon from Arrow Leathercare. And today, we're going to talk about how to get mothball odor out of a leather jacket. One of the things that makes leather so durable and versatile is the same type of thing that makes it hold on to odors, and mothball odor is a particularly difficult one. One of the first things you could try is to hang it out and air it out. This could take hours, it could literally take days. You could hang it in the garage and just, you know, let it air out. Eventually, the odor should dissipate. You could also use, like, a room deodorizer and spray the lining - you know, spray the whole garment. You're probably not going to hurt it at this point. And, that could help. You could just simply get a different odor, a combination of the two. But, you have to be patient because it could take some time for the odor to dissipate. And, if all those attempts fail, you could try to take it to a leather professional that could actually clean the whole garment, perhaps ozone deodorization and cleaning together. And, they should be able to take care of the problem if your attempts at home didn't work. So, that's all I have today on that. My name is Bruce Gershon, thanks for watching.

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