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Submitted: Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:30
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I know I can get the answer on EO.My dri-as -a bone has a oily smell since I have
had it. I have it up on the patio,worn it in rain dried it out but smell is still there,
can I get rid of the smell or will it always be there. HELP
Cheers brian
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Reply By: Brew69 - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:38

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:38
Sorry to tell you what you don't want to hear mate but we sell these at my work and in the 10 years i have been there all the ones we have sold have this smell. I have a full length and a 3/4 length coat. It is just a characteristic of the oilskin fabric.

The Brewman
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:39

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:39
I thought that was normal being a oilskin coat, i could be wrong i often am.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:59

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:59
yeh baz i see what you mean now
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:41

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:41
Yer it fades after a while, but get used to it, I have my father in laws drizabone and its 30 yrs old (ono) and it still smells of oil, you get used to it after 20 years or so.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:50

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:50
Yeh they may smell, but I wouldnt be without one.
Best thing since slided bread i recon.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:01

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:01
The smell will linger as long as the oilskin has oil in it, after which it won't be any good. I once splashed diesel on mine. After I got rid of the diesel smell, I was really glad to have my oilskin smell back!!

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Follow Up By: Brew69 - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:07

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:07
John, sounds like the time i spilt tuna oil on my old one. The ex wouldn't walk within 20 meteres of me lol. She threw it out. R.M.Williams sell a good reproofer. Also worth saying that when stroring a driza bone coat you should turn it inside out and roll it up. This prolongs the waterproofing.

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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:08

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:08
goodday john
just having alok before bed did you find owners for the lost child

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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:19

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:19
Hi Steve

Don't know. The local copper was sorting it out, so I'll ask him in the morning.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:22

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:22
Hi Brewman

I'll have to get the right stuff from RM then. I cleaned mine with their great saddle dressing. Looks a treat, but water now goes straight through it!! Not what I planned at all. Reproofing would be the way to go.

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Follow Up By: Brew69 - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:33

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:33
Oh no.......saddle dressing is great for work boots and just about anything leather that is in need of either nourishment or protection. If you use saddle dressing on anything put the tin in a sink of warm water to soften it up a bit and use your fingers to rub it in. Lots better than using a cloth. The reproofer is called "oilskin re-prooofer". I know the rm shops stock it, but just about any saddlery shop or country stockist should be able to get it in for you.

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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 23:35

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 23:35
I don't wish to appear in any doubtful of your obviously truthful intentions.

However I do believe you've just had a loan from most of the above.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 00:14

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 00:14
Dang, your driza bone smells like a dry as a bone.

Simple way to get rid of smell, is to give it to me.. I need a 3rd one now... :)~
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 09:21

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 09:21
I've never understood the attraction to those heavy, smelly things myself.

Give me a GoreTex jacket, that IS waterproof, breathes, rolls up small, and doesn't stink anyday!!

each to their own I guess
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Follow Up By: Member - George (WA) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 14:20

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 14:20
Dave,
How much did the Gore Tex cost you.
Bet it was at least double the price of Drisabone

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Follow Up By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 19:40

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 19:40
the reply below was meant to be a follow up!

Doh!
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 15:17

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 15:17
Gore tex can be had for $300 full retail (and if you pay full retail you are a donkey!!)
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Follow Up By: ross - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 20:13

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 20:13
Dont forget the green garbage bags!!They are cheap and no smell!!
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