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So I bought a few discs on ebay recently and these 6 discs really smell BAD... like some kinda mold or mildew or something. I have tried soaking them in a bleach/water and soaking in soapy water but neither has worked so far. I also tried soaking in vinegar, without any luck. Anyone out there have any suggestions so I don't contaminate my collection? Thanks!

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Haha, I thought this was a joke. You tried most of the things I would do, I don't know. Give them a bath in tomato paste, mabe it will be like decontaminating after being sprayed by a skunk. Did they come from New Orleans? Maybe they sat in a flooded house for a while. Make sure you post if you find something that works. I am curious now.
Ok I'm not Betty Crocker and this is going to sound dumb but its worked for me on a few disc that I have hauled out of the pond that were in there for a long time. Put a few drops of vanilla extract lightly diluted with water then seal them shut in some sort of container and let sit for a while. Vanilla is a natural odor absorber, and mask the smell. One caution, your disc will smell like poparie for a while when your done so get ready for your friends to give you a ruff time

good luck!
Thanks bro! I was gonna try sealin it with a candle but Vanilla sounds much better!
Try oxiclean
if you dont mind losing your stamps try acetone I think it is, or paint remover,, its the chemical you use before rit dyeing your disc, Im sure that would suck the stench out ouf your discs
Vanilla sounds like the best candidate so far. I have heard that about vanilla, just didn't think about it. Lemon citrus is also used for heavy cleaning , Maybe cutting a lemon in half and scrubbing the discs with it would do something.
Vanilla seems to be workin well, thanks again guys!
Glad the vanilla worked for you, like I said before the only drawback is the harassment you get from your friends telling you that your disc smells like something from Bed Bath & Beyond!

Birdie-man said:
Vanilla seems to be workin well, thanks again guys!
The upside to the vanilla method is before a date you can rub your disc's under your armpits so you'll smell good !!
stinky usually means they sat underwater and have absorbed some of the mold. It sucks. Vanilla may work but honestly, as long as they dont smell to bad, hell with it. Who smells discs anyways? But if they are STINKY, melt them down, sacrifice them off a cliff or recycle them.
This may possibly be the most intriguing discussion title DGRUS has ever known. Kudos!
I think the only problem with recycling discs is that we do not know exactly what type of plastic grade they use for different types of discs. That is why they don't have a recycle logo on them with the code for what they are made out of. All of that is trade secrets. The disc mfg's should offer to recycle old discs that we have, if that is possible. Like the Eco blend Innova offers that is made from DX regrind. They would probably get tax breaks from being a "green" company.

Tino "SilverBack" Medina said:
stinky usually means they sat underwater and have absorbed some of the mold. It sucks. Vanilla may work but honestly, as long as they dont smell to bad, hell with it. Who smells discs anyways? But if they are STINKY, melt them down, sacrifice them off a cliff or recycle them.

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