Ice chest smell!

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Broncowilly
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Ice chest smell!

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Guys and gals, I picked up a used Yeti 50 a while back for $100.00. When I got it I didn't notice any smell but it sat in the shop with the lid closed and when I got it out to use it the inside smelled pretty bad. I poured 2 gallons of Clorox bleach in it and the rest water and let it sit for a couple of days then scrubbed it with Dawn dish soup and a scrubby.

Yesterday I got it out and it smelled bad again! Do any of you have a suggestion to get rid of of the smell? Some industrial deodorant or some trick? TIA

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Mold, most likely dont keep it closed remove the plug and put the closures inside to keep air circulating.

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Wash out that stolen antigun virtue signal of a shitbox with baking soda and water.
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Is it a soured smell? Try Pine Sol. Let sit in the sun for a couple of days open afterwards.

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Fill the commie ice chest with tennerite and place and shoot it with a 30-06 from about 400 yards and the smell will be gone .

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Or better yet cut about a 12 hole in the top and attach a toilet seat . then it will serve its purpose

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Did the person that sold it to you work for a company that transported human organs for transplant? Everyone I know that's laid-out the bread for a Yeti holds on to it; I suspect the smell might be the reason it was for sale in the first place.

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Yeah, I vowed I never buy another one but when this come up for a $100.00 I couldn't pass it up.

Okay, Pinesol or baking soda. I'll give those a shot.

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PRegner wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Did the person that sold it to you work for a company that transported human organs for transplant? Everyone I know that's laid-out the bread for a Yeti holds on to it; I suspect the smell might be the reason it was for sale in the first place.
A hundred dollar yeti is a stolen yeti.

People that leave a yeti in the back of a pickup truck don't own yetis for very long.

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PRegner wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Did the person that sold it to you work for a company that transported human organs for transplant? Everyone I know that's laid-out the bread for a Yeti holds on to it; I suspect the smell might be the reason it was for sale in the first place.
He was a truck driver. I doubt it transported human body parts but I suspect he sold it because he left something in it and it went south.

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VALMET_M76 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
PRegner wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Did the person that sold it to you work for a company that transported human organs for transplant? Everyone I know that's laid-out the bread for a Yeti holds on to it; I suspect the smell might be the reason it was for sale in the first place.
A hundred dollar yeti is a stolen yeti.

People that leave a yeti in the back of a pickup truck don't own yetis for very long.
A Yeti that carries a stench that won't go away is also a $100 Yeti.

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VALMET_M76 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
PRegner wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Did the person that sold it to you work for a company that transported human organs for transplant? Everyone I know that's laid-out the bread for a Yeti holds on to it; I suspect the smell might be the reason it was for sale in the first place.
A hundred dollar yeti is a stolen yeti.

People that leave a yeti in the back of a pickup truck don't own yetis for very long.
Could have been but I think he thought he ruined it by leaving something in it.

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Broncowilly wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Yeah, I vowed I never buy another one but when this come up for a $100.00 I couldn't pass it up.

Okay, Pinesol or baking soda. I'll give those a shot.
Forget the pinesol you already hit it with bleach.

Use the baking soda. Dump a box in there, add a little water, scrub the slurry around the whole inside, fill the cooler up with water and let it sit a while and then empty and rinse. Get an extra box of baking soda for the fridge and leave it in the box after you clean and dry it. Try to not close it up tight when it is in storage.

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VALMET_M76 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Broncowilly wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Yeah, I vowed I never buy another one but when this come up for a $100.00 I couldn't pass it up.

Okay, Pinesol or baking soda. I'll give those a shot.
Forget the pinesol you already hit it with bleach.

Use the baking soda. Dump a box in there, add a little water, scrub the slurry around the whole inside, fill the cooler up with water and let it sit a while and then empty and rinse. Get an extra box of baking soda for the fridge and leave it in the box after you clean and dry it. Try to not close it up tight when it is in storage.
Great suggestion! Thank you, I'll give that a shot.

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nalioth wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:59 pm
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This way worked on the old files, apparently not here. I tried to go back and delete it and start over but got a "you can't delete a post that was replied to" notice.

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Invictus77 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:17 pm
nalioth wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:59 pm
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Since you bought it second-hand, I'll dispense with the smart-ass comments about the manufacturer. :lol:

Molded plastics will absorb odors that leech-out over time. Used refrigerators that are un-plugged and left to sit with the door closed/sealed often develop a nasty stink; modern coolers with their improved seals do the same. I'd suggest washing the interior with hot soapy water, paying particular attention to the seals themselves. Avoid using Pine-O-Pine type cleaners because you wouldn't want that particular stink to permeate the plastic either.
Afterward, dry it thoroughly with kitchen or paper towels, and let it sit with the lid open to let it air-out for a day or two. A trick that works on the Playmate brand of lunch boxes and coolers (they're not as tightly sealed), is to saturate a clean rag/paper towel with Vanilla Extract, and leave it sealed inside the cooler for a day. If you store it with the lid open/unsealed it should prevent any odors from returning; the only time you should seal it is when you have ice in it. Good Luck! ..........James.

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Clean it with white vinegar

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Stop letting strange girls sit on it.

At this point, your only hope is Summer's Eve..

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meltblown wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:41 pm
here's a site.

https://www.thecoolerzone.com/removing- ... om-cooler/
Thank you and thank you to everyone for all the suggestions. I'll report back.

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First use 1 cup of white vinegar to 8 cups of water. Let it soak overnight in it. Then, use 1 tsp of blue dawn, 4 TBSP of hydrogen peroxide and 2TBSP of baking soda mixture. Add the amount that would be able to handle that size. Scrub the shit out of it. Rinse. Repeat if necessary. Vinegar mixture should remove the smell and the baking soda mixture should keep it away.
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Worse than any stench.........I HAD a 110 qt Coleman,bought it for $40 from a Buddy & used it all the time in FLA . fishin' wrecks................
Mrs.Madman had a yard sale one weekend & I was in a drift boat on the Delaware..............came home & my 110qt cooler was MIA.......
"Well you haven't used it much lately"..... almost asked DEE-vorce lawyer if THAT was good grounds ..........still PO'd writing this........

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