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    Getting Gasoline odor out of shoes

    So earlier today, I was filling the family truckster up at the new QuickTrip gas station and their pump malfunctioned. The auto cut off did not cut off and the nozzle shot gasoline out of a vent hole or something onto my pants leg and shoe.

    The station manager gave me $25 for my trouble, ( I live 30 miles from my office and had to drive home to change) and got my contact information for a claim.

    I was wearing my favorite pair of shoes, Ecco Soft slip on mocs, and they now smell like gasoline. Any ideas how to get the gas smell out, or do I just go back to the station and submit a claim with their corporate office for a new pair of shoes?
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    Sparky Sparky!

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    This thread needs more Chipcom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Sparky Sparky!

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    Ryan is petting Sparky right now, you will just have to wait your turn.

    While you are waiting, any idea on the gas shoes?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Sparky Sparky!

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    Well that's one surefire way to do it.


    *PS, Couchy, if you're going to flame someone, you need to douse them with a little vitriol as you're throwing on the match. Just sayin...*
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    Just tell the people at work that you've started walking to work, as your car eats up too much gas.

    Or better yet, save them for the next time they have one of those annoying communal birthday party meetings at work. Just don't stand too close when they light the cake.

    Perhaps you could try some Dr. Scholl's carbon odor eater shoe inserts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    Well that's one surefire way to do it.


    *PS, Couchy, if you're going to flame someone, you need to douse them with a little vitriol as you're throwing on the match. Just sayin...*
    I would never flame Jsharr. He's pretty flaming as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post

    I was wearing my favorite pair of shoes, Ecco Soft slip on mocs, and they now smell like gasoline.
    Your shoe choice is questionable, but I will help.

    Shoes outside in direct sunlight on a sunny day. Speed up the process with a fan,........

    You pump your own gas? Animals..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    Your shoe choice is questionable, but I will help.

    Shoes outside in direct sunlight on a sunny day. Speed up the process with a fan,........

    You pump your own gas? Animals..........
    You sir are a roughian and your taste is questionable at best.

    Here is said shoe:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You sir are a roughian and your taste is questionable at best.

    Here is said shoe:

    I'm aware,..... 'It's the shoe of choice for those who pump their own gas."

    I debated myself on if I should help save those slippers........

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    but seriously, outside, direct sun, fan.
    (looking at three days+)

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    Why did you go home and change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post

    You pump your own gas? Animals..........
    huh? like there's any choice.....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post

    You pump your own gas? Animals..........
    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    huh? like there's any choice.....
    gas truck delivers gas to my house and pumps directly into cars,... Once a week service, currently $4.50 gallon

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    One of my favorite things about talking to people from states where you don't pump your own gas is comments like "Is that safe?" It reminds me of the quote from I Robot, "This doesn't run on gas, does it? Gas explodes, you know!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jccaclimber View Post
    One of my favorite things about talking to people from states where you don't pump your own gas is comments like "Is that safe?" It reminds me of the quote from I Robot, "This doesn't run on gas, does it? Gas explodes, you know!"
    We have some self pump stations but they are always on the other side of town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Why did you go home and change?
    cuz someone walked up to him carrying a lit cigarette, and he **** himself.
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    I wonder if dousing them in baby oil will get the smell out.
    same petroleum product, but no harmful contents.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I wonder if dousing them in baby oil will get the smell out.
    same petroleum product, but no harmful contents.
    I wonder if dousing them in skunkpiss would do anything? I mean, beyond getting curious onlookers to laugh and point while holding their noses. The nose-holding would be a new trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    I wonder if dousing them in skunkpiss would do anything? I mean, beyond getting curious onlookers to laugh and point while holding their noses. The nose-holding would be a new trend.
    you forget that we are talking about jsharr. That is what the normal odor is. He just doesn't want the gasoline to cover it up!
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    I find gasoline compliments bass quite well in the smelly department.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    apparently you can use vinegar or watered down vanilla.
    but for the sake of foo, I'd recommend vinegar mixed with vanilla extract.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    In my case, I've had this happen with my Red Wings cowboy boots, but instead of gasoline it's mastic remover. Of course with me I had the luxury of not giving a damn.

    But if I did, I'd probably rub fancy cat litter all over them because of the desiccant qualities, maybe even leaving them in there over night if I didn't think it would dry the leather so much it could damage it. Then I'd clean them off, perhaps by rinsing them with water, then oil them, if desired polish them, and be on my way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    So earlier today, I was filling the family truckster up at the new QuickTrip gas station and their pump malfunctioned. The auto cut off did not cut off and the nozzle shot gasoline out of a vent hole or something onto my pants leg and shoe.

    The station manager gave me $25 for my trouble, ( I live 30 miles from my office and had to drive home to change) and got my contact information for a claim.

    I was wearing my favorite pair of shoes, Ecco Soft slip on mocs, and they now smell like gasoline. Any ideas how to get the gas smell out, or do I just go back to the station and submit a claim with their corporate office for a new pair of shoes?
    Hang them in the hot direct sun outdoors for a few days and see how that works
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    but seriously, outside, direct sun, fan.
    (looking at three days+)
    That's going to be the best way, but I doubt it will take three days. In warm weather a few hours might be sufficient.

    Quote Originally Posted by jccaclimber
    One of my favorite things about talking to people from states where you don't pump your own gas is comments like "Is that safe?" It reminds me of the quote from I Robot, "This doesn't run on gas, does it? Gas explodes, you know!"
    Of course it's not safe. That's why so many burnt-out husks of the less-than-fortunate cars litter the gas stations in those foolish 48 states that haven't yet had a chance in the last 60 years to enact self-serve bans, and why attendants in states that do ban self-serve are such highly-trained, responsible individuals.
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    You should definitely get new pants, new shoes, and be reimbursed for all expenses related to the failure of the auto shutoff.

    Also, your State and or the Federal EPA may require a report of the Hazardous Material release. If the manager and/or QT gives you any lip, just casually mention EPA or State Agency spill reporting.
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