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How can I clean the smell of cigarette smoke from my camera body?

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I just bought a used Canon 600D, and one of the first thing I realized when I tried it out is that the body reeks of cigarette smoke. It smells like layers upon layers of nicotine are stuck to the camera body. The smell is especially strong on the rubbery part.

How can I remove this smell without damaging the camera itself?

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I followed other's suggestions (wipedown, etc.). Additionally, I put it in a box with a small container of baking soda for a couple of days. Seemed to do the trick.

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I've had this with things, its sickening.

I've found with a good cleaning with antibacterial wipes (being careful about liquid ingress) and TIME (weeks, months) it will go away.

Actually when I was a kid, I thought ALL airplane models smelled that that from the factory!! the model shop owner was a chain smoker...


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How can I clean the smell of cigarette smoke from my camera body?

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I just bought a used Canon 600D, and one of the first thing I realized when I tried it out is that the body reeks of cigarette smoke. It smells like layers upon layers of nicotine are stuck to the camera body. The smell is especially strong on the rubbery part.

How can I remove this smell without damaging the camera itself?


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I followed other's suggestions (wipedown, etc.). Additionally, I put it in a box with a small container of baking soda for a couple of days. Seemed to do the trick.

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Upvote for Baking Soda- that's a good tip! I will be using that in addition to white vinegar - Abdul N Quraishi Jul 18 at 17:50

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