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Old 11-07-2002, 05:49 PM
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Default New Rubber boots

Does anyone know of a way to get rid of that strong rubber smell on new boots? I know that over a period of time of wearing them outdoors it will eventually go away,but this can take up to a year.I would like to get a pair of rubber knee boots for bowhunting,but don't want them to reek like a goodyear tire.
And cover scents won't work.Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 11-14-2002, 07:22 PM
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I saw a post last year,I think it said to keep spraying it with scent eliminator so that it builds up. I don't know if it works. I am going to buy a bunch of Arm and Hammer, 2 for a dollar at the dollar store, cover the boots with the baking powder and see if that works.
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Old 11-15-2002, 01:29 PM
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All I know to do is leave them sitting outside. It is just something that gets better over time. I would say that after 6 dozen wearings they will be ok. Atleast that has been my experience.

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Old 11-17-2002, 08:51 PM
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I just purchased 18" LaCrosse AIG 1200 rubber boots,and love them.These too have the strong rubber odor,and at first I was afraid it would sppok deer.Getting them only days before I started hunting I had no choice but to wear them from the box to the woods.Within 15 minutes on my stand,a six point walked directly down wind from me and never spooked.Minutes after that two fawns ate acorns under my stand for nearly 30 minutes,and again never spooked.The next day,an old doe was munching acorns under my stand,and kept looking up at me.I though she smelled them,but then realized she wanted the apples she thought she smelled.I hand two ripe apple scent waffer from my bow limbs for cover scent.She actually raised up on her hinds legs and began licking the air while staring right at me!Back to the subject,there were a few more instances of deer under my stand,and not once did they seem to mind the FireStone in the tree.

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Old 11-18-2002, 12:54 PM
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Cover with potting soil for a week then rinse. Works great.
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