Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPerforming Arts · 1 decade ago

what can I use to get rid of a strong musty smell in my trumpet case?

the trumpet even smells really bad and if you touch it the smell sticks with you.

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ah, the smell of rust, mildew, and mold.

    I suggest you take it to a professional repairment for a cleaning. They have the chemicals and cleaning solutions to remove tarnish and mildew--this will remove the bad smell from the trumpet (This happens with older trumpets and trumpets that have not received adequate care).

    When you get the trumpet back, put it in a SAFE spot and leave the case open and empty in a well-ventilated place for a day. You can spray it with Febreze and then vaccuum it out. Do NOT put the trumpet back until the case is dry if you choose to febreze it.

    Secondly, is there white dust in the case? Sometimes moths like to eat instrument case interiors, especially old ones. If that is the situation, I suggest you buy a moth ball and let it sit in the case with the lid shut for one week to kill the moths. After that, do like I mention above--febreze and vaccuum it.

    Or, you can ask the repairman to clean your case while he's cleaning your trumpet.

  • 1 decade ago

    baking soda and air it out for a few days in the sun if possible.

    those scented powders for removing pet odors are good too, same idea as baking soda. its got moisture in it, so once you get the moisture and smell out, leave it open now and then, and wipe down any parts of the trumpet that may be wet to prevent it from coming back.

    if it has a spit vlave always empty it and wipe it down.

    the goal here is to dry it out as much as possible. the moisture is the main problem.

    the baking soda will soak up the stink

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Microban Disinfectant Spray Plus (get the unscented formula) is a water-based bactericide, fungicide, deodorant, and antimicrobial all in one formulation. Can be applied to hard surfaces, carpet, upholstery, and mattresses (instrument cases!) -- just about any surface in need of cleaning and disinfecting. One application kills allergy- and disease-causing germs, fungi, mold, and mildew. It also provides long-lasting residual protection, so it keeps working, preventing germs and fungi from growing on surfaces long after application. Use it full-strength (don't dilute). It runs about $38-40/gallon from sources such as JonDon.

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  • 1 decade ago

    febreeze will work but for beter results put it out side on a hot day in the shade if your worried about the case and just let it air out + febreeze if you want.

  • 1 decade ago

    use febreeze and make sure to leave it open to dry for a while, you don't want it to get all over your trumpet :)

  • 3 years ago

    U comprehend you get them small sq. packets from new luggage and issues to stop them from going mouldy and scent? placed one among them in and get an Oder elemonater and sparay it than close the case.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think the obvious thing to do would be get a new case.

  • 1 decade ago

    try putting a couple of sented dry sheet's in your case i used a couple in my truck for air fresheners and they worked great ..good luck

  • Mimi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    air freshener

    and for the ppl

    perfume for the ladies

    colon for da guys

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