Crap! The kiln hates me and I have a stinky hat!  

rm_Almondnut 43F
318 posts
8/5/2005 10:47 pm

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Crap! The kiln hates me and I have a stinky hat!

My cow sculpture, the one that took hours to make and glaze, came out of the kiln ALMOST perfect....but the imperfections ruined it. Basically the yellow dots I put on there exploded in some places, throwing yellow streaky lines all over the piece.
However, I did not despair. I slapped another coat of the flame red over the entire piece and put it right back in the kiln. I'm going to turn it straight to high tomorrow and fire it super fast and see if this coat fixes the problem.

On a different track, anyone got any idea how to de-stink a stinky hat? I found the hat of my dreams at a local headshop: hemp/cotton hat, browns and greens, holds water without drying out for those hot days, totally comfy on my head.

Problem? The hat smells worse than an unwashed hippy sheepdog. It had been sitting in the incense-scented shop for a while and now it is imbued with the intense scent of stench.

I got it soaking wet, thinking to wash the smell out. Alas, now it just smells like a wet stinky unwashed hippy sheepdog.

Any ideas on how to de-stink this hat?

wyvernrose 39F  
3961 posts
8/6/2005 3:04 am

ROFLMAO omg you poor thing stinky hats are bad.......ummmmmmmmmmmmm stick it in a plastic bag with ummmmmmmm what is that stuff....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Bicarbonate of Soda that should do the trick...

and then add a few drops of whatever you would like it to smell like


wyvernrose 39F  
3961 posts
8/6/2005 3:05 am

Oh don't sent it until After a few days and it finally has emerged from the bag stink free

it is what people use to deodorize their refridgerators


broadluvs77 53F

8/6/2005 6:50 am

Well, hem and cotton both have a tendency to hold in smells for a while. And, of course, hemp has its own unique aroma,... Try washing the hat with a mild detergent and putting it in the sun to dry. You may need to do that more than once to get enough of the smell out so that you can tolerate it. It should lose that smell pretty much completely over time.

rm_4nik8_4u 62M
2501 posts
8/6/2005 9:08 am

Thourghly soak the hat with Fabreze and put in the sun to dry. If you don't put enough Fabreze on it to soak the hemp the stench will resurface

rm_Almondnut 43F
115 posts
8/7/2005 10:58 am

I'm gonna try the Bicarbonate of Soda idea..I'll let you know how it goes

manupforall 59M

8/7/2005 4:29 pm

You can also try the enzyme cleaners made for pet stains and smells.

There is also a product made for divers and diving equipment called "Sink the Stink" that works great on many smelly things.

rm_jayR63 60F
1884 posts
8/8/2005 3:30 pm

If you know any chemistry, you will know that arm & hammer does not "absorb" odors. How could it?
They started that back when refridgeration was not what it is today, it will work on things that get rancid like milk, meat or butter smells but not much else.

I think the enzyme is a good idea, or deactivated charcoal that they use for aquarium filters.

This hat is not such a bargain anymore.

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