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How to remove Rubberstench?

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  • How to remove Rubberstench?

    Anyone more than me feel like they live in a tire-factory after packing up their td6(or equal)-pads?

    The whole room smells like rubber which gives me a headache.

    The thing is that the td6 drumset has been unpacked for a month now and the stench is still there.

    Any lubricant or any other ideas that can remove the stench?


  • #2
    It disappeared over time (a month or more) for my V-cymbals....


    • #3
      Originally posted by Joggs:
      The whole room smells like rubber which gives me a headache... Any lubricant or any other ideas ...?
      That reminds me: Rubbers make my head ache. Whey don't they super-size them? Don't they know about drummers?


      • #4
        My pads were very stinky till I sprayed them with some Hai karate.
        Now all the chicks want to play and smell my drums.

        td 8,
        pintech pads,gibraltor rack JBL G2 EON 15 AND Mackie srs-1500, yamaha maple customs, remo jazz kit, buttloads of cymbals... 96 Tahoe,leather.
        The original Gig Pig.


        • #5
          Eat a lot of beans and burrittos. Soon you will not even notice the rubber smell.

          Ted H.
          Ted H.


          • #6
            oh man i ... i smell your pain.

            My DTXpress IV really stinks. Going on a month and still smelling like rubber/tire dealer/bike shop etc.

            Im investigating alternatives. Have you come across any solutions yet?


            • #7
              Sorry, can't help you with your stinkin' drum kit. However, I would like to say that Rubberstench sounds like a great name for a rock band.
              >>>See my E-kit here<<<

              >>>See my A-kit here<<<


              • #8
                Hmmm - interesting to note that this question was posed on 08-03-2001.

                I wonder if the poor guy finally got rid of that smell now that it's about 6 1/2 years later?
                Hart Pro 6.4 (Hammered Chrome), Roland TD-8, Gibraltar Throne w/ Backrest, Tama Iron Cobra Bass Pedal, ALTEC A7-500 "Voice of the Theatre" Speaker/Horn System with Sunn Concert Slave amp and lot of other audio stuff, Sony MDR-7506 Headphones, Zildjian DipSticks - and Czech Skorpian, Heckler & Koch MP5, etc Submachine Guns to stick out the window behind my kit for some quite unique fills...


                • #9
                  has that "new drum" smell


                  • #10
                    i worked in a tyre factory in the 70's. the rubber smell brings back happy memories