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Author Best Way to Remove Musty Smell from Comics?
Posted: March 5, 2013 8:59:34 am
What is the best way to remove a musty smell from comics? I recently picked up some comics (~200) and they smell.

There is decent stuff so I want to keep them and/or eventually sell them, but not sure what is the best way to rid the smell. Any help/advice appreciated. Thank you.

btw, i got:

Agents 1-6
Out There 1-18
Buffy Vampire Slayer 30-63
Ghost in Shell (1st vol) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8
Ghost In shell (2nd vol) 1-11
Green Arrow 1-13,15 (Kevin Smith run)
Powers 7-13, 25-36, Ann 1, 1/2
US War Machine (Max) 1-12
Alias 3-26 (Bendis)

Last edited March 5, 2013 8:59:52 am
Posted: March 5, 2013 10:34:40 am
I would try Kitty Litter...it has odor absorbtion. It made of Clinoptolite (Zeolite) which is a natural volcanic ash.
This site - http://askville.amazon.com/remove-musty-smell-books/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=2631497
suggest kitty litter and a few others.

This site has some suggestions as well - http://voices.yahoo.com/how-rid-musty-smell-books-1334719.html

Last edited March 5, 2013 10:37:56 am
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Posted: March 5, 2013 5:39:34 pm
You could try an ozonator O2 generator thing. I have one that I use to get the smell out of cars and rooms in houses. They work great. You can rent them if you don't want to buy one. You can't breath the air while it is running. You could lock the comics in a room and run it for a couple hours.
Posted: March 5, 2013 7:06:58 pm
Charcoal (It also works for blood and smoke). Place inside a bag for 24 hours and seal. After 24 hours remove and put into a new bag of Charcoal the second day. Keep repeating.

If you do not change the bags the bag will release the odor back to the item(s) you are trying to decontaminate.

Posted: March 6, 2013 4:08:19 pm
thanks for all the info, recommendations, and ideas,

i will have to send an update once i try 1 or more of these

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