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how do you ge the "rubber" smell off of a new pair of rubber boots? I have aired them out for 2 weeks and they still have that s

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  • how do you ge the "rubber" smell off of a new pair of rubber boots? I have aired them out for 2 weeks and they still have that s

    how do you ge the "rubber" smell off of a new pair of rubber boots? I have aired them out for 2 weeks and they still have that smell to them.

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    I don't know that there is a way. I've always just done what you're doing and let them air out until I got tired of waitiing, then started wearing them. Since the odor isn't a "human" smell, I don't think it unduly alarms deer.

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    • #3
      You could try baking soda, but probably time is the only thing that will do it.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't worry too much about it--the rubber smell is an excellent cover scent for stinky feet--LOL. Seriously, we carry a lot of subtle odors into the woods with us no matter how careful we are--this one is probably pretty low on the list of things that put most deer on alert.

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        • #5
          You'll never get the rubber smell out of true rubber. You might be able to hide the smell with a scent cover. Some of you will probably laugh, but..... You got access to cow manure? Set your boots in that for a few weeks, not the insides of course, deer won't relate that smell as a danger. We relate that smell as a danger, as in "Hey watch out for that cow manure, don't step in it." -----> ha, ha, ha
          I had gotten a plastic mossy oak breakup raincoat in the mail for free ten years ago. I forgot how or why I acquired it, but that plastic stunk bad, real bad when I took it out of the packaging. Ten years later and it still smells like plastic, not as bad as day one, but still has that plastic smell. I don't know why I ever kept it for. I quess the point of the story is: plastic or rubber stinks no matter what.

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          • #6
            Walk into a mud puddle and rub mud over the boots and allow it to dry, might take a couple of treatments. Step in every cow patty you come across, great cover scent! A light dusting of baking soda inside the boot every now and then helps with foot odor and keeping the inside smelling fresher.

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            • #7
              Thank you all for answering my question, i appreciate it very much! Happy hunting to all!

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