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Hey all,

Got a CM Storm Sniper for really cheap ( will actually make money after selling the Q9650 I got with it on ebay, $220 for both ). Anyway, didn't notice it at time of purchase, but there was a really strong cigarette smell. I completely disassembled and cleaned the entire case which helped a lot, but I can still smell it.

Any ideas for getting rid of the smell completely? Anybody ever dealt with this? Its a sweet case and would like to use it as it would be a pretty big step up from my Antec 200, but really don't want my office smelling like cigs.
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http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/ozi...od3854-product
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Cook lots of bacon.
    
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I personally stripped down my case of components then used fairy washing up liquid to wash once and dried with a towel then I used polish and a essential oil mix with lavender (upto you on choice of oil).

This worked, I found the hardest bit to clean were GPU coolers though but I took them off and rinsed them out too.

REMEMBER TO LEAVE THE GPU COOLER AND CASE TO DRY, I USED A TOWEL AND A HAIR DRYER AND THE AIRING CUBARD WHEN ATTEMPTING.

Hope that helped.
Also using a soft paintbrush over pcb's and components
post #5 of 41
Disassemble it and let it air out outside for a few days, if that doesn't work try warm water with some mild detergent. The thing with cigarette/cigar smoke is that the smell seeps into the metal/plastic much like how a smokers clothes smell like smoke even after they have been washed numerous times, so there will more than likely always be a bit of a smokey smell to it unfortunately.
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Empty the case and leave it outside for UV treatment.
 
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post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by sctheluna View Post
...much like how a smokers clothes smell like smoke even after they have been washed numerous times, so there will more than likely always be a bit of a smokey smell to it unfortunately.
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You can clean off smoke smells by using a scented washpowder/tablet and a odor removing fabric conditioner?

post #8 of 41
smokers ftl........

use tomato sauce. it works too.
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brew lots of coffee
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Dip it into a tub of everclear.
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