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How to clean Americase?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dale58, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. dale58

    dale58 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know the best way to clean the velour in an Americase? I have an older one that smells a little musty. thanks, Dale
     
  2. travisalfrey

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    Put it in the back of your truck and run it through the car wash...just kidding. Try a small vacuum and a little fabreeze.

    Travis
     
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    Cannot recommend any 'cleaners'; would go with what has already been mentioned.

    Any chemical cleaner capable of actually cleaning the fabric, will probably take

    take the finish off any firearm you carry/store in it. Regardless of how well you

    rinse, dry, or air it out.

    Contact Americase; they may offer a 're-lining' service.

    Some years ago Nasco re-lined two of their's for me.

    Good Luck
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    If it looks anything like some of the nasty ones I have seen, it's hopeless. Gut it and have it reupholstered with carpet.
     
  5. dale58

    dale58 Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll try the fabreeze, I hadn't thought of that. thanks Travis. p.s. lmao about the car wash. Dale
     
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    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    As an aside, I love to read threads like this. Can get some good thoughts and even more interesting to me is which suggestions the OP discards and which he elects to pursue.
     
  7. Wink

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    Dale,
    I would be a careful using Fabreez because the residue that it leaves, I would worry about it's affect on blueing. I would get a large enough cardboard box to put the open Americase in, and if you don't own an electronic aircleaner (one that generates ozone), beg, borrow or rent one and put it in the closed cardboard box with the open Americase and let it run its course over night. These air cleaners are amazing. Some car dealers use these to get the cigar and cigarette smell out of used cars.

    Wink
     
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