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16791RE: [Unity_Games] Removing That Musty Smell From Game Boxes

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  • Kornfeld, Lewis A
    Jun 4, 2003
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      I once found was asked to temporarily store a box of games is my car which
      was a hatch back at the time. It was July and the games were ripe with the
      odor of mildew. It was a hot July and I kept the windows closed when I was
      not driving the car, and the box was in direct sun light for much of the
      day. The odor started dissipating until it was completely gone in a week or
      two. Since then I have been advised by a chemical engineer that the
      ultraviolet rays of the sun is a very good disinfectant. Try putting the
      games out in direct sunlight on a hot day. Or you can even lock them in the
      car during the summer. There is no chemicals involved and no kitty litter.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Dave Bernazzani [mailto:daveber@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 1:26 PM
      To: Unity Games
      Subject: [Unity_Games] Removing That Musty Smell From Game Boxes

      Sort of on-topic... went a yard-saleing this past weekend (good finds! Two
      Password editions that I was missing were 50 cents each and a couple of
      scrabble sets (not sure if they are complete, didn't care) for 25 cents each
      so I can take the wooden racks and use them for tile-drawing games like
      Acquire). Got a couple of older games that have a bit of a musty smell to
      them (you know the kind...). Any tips as to how to remove the musty smell
      easily. I don't want to spray the components - lots of cardboard and paper
      stuff in the boxes which might be damaged. I've heard baking powder but not
      sure if that's good or just messy. Any tips?

      Dave Bernazzani
      daveber@... (remove NOSPAM to use)
      http://www.unitygames.org (Unity Games - Eastern MA Gaming)

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