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How to get cat pee out of a CO XCountry vest??

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  • How to get cat pee out of a CO XCountry vest??

    yes... ew! I was dumb enough to leave my vest in the isle at my friend's barn. She has about 20 barn cats so I can't pin the blame (although I have my suspicions.. )

    Is there any way to salvage it? It's a custom vest in my colors and awkward size
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  • #2
    Douse rubbing alcohol on it. Or try Natures Miracle for cats, they have a super duty spray. But I would SOAK it in alcohol. Same main ingrediant.


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by LittleblackMorgan View Post
      Douse rubbing alcohol on it. Or try Natures Miracle for cats, they have a super duty spray. But I would SOAK it in alcohol. Same main ingrediant.
      that won't hurt the foam?
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      • #4
        The foam should be a "closed cell" foam and as such should not soak up any of the pee. The cover is all you need to worry about. Scrub/wash with a good soap/detergent mabe add some pet pee smell killer.


        • #5
          Enzyme cleaner, like Nature's Miracle. There are enzyme cleaners specially formulated for cat urine.


          • #6
            Did you know that the cover comes off and you can wash it in the washing machine and put it in the dryer as well? I've done it many times and it comes out looking like new.


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by Shortstroke View Post
              Did you know that the cover comes off and you can wash it in the washing machine and put it in the dryer as well? I've done it many times and it comes out looking like new.
              I did know that, my question was more about if it had soaked into the foam but a previous poster said the foam is closed so lets hope washing the cover will de-stink it!!!
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              • #8
                he he he he he

                he he he he he

                he he he he he

                You just made my night....I can see them conspiring, now!


                • #9
                  *evil laugh*
                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


                  • #10
                    yes, then try

                    to all of the above. Also throw Febreez into the mix. Either the wash, or tdrench with the spray. I used that to get the smell from years of cat pee out of my mom's luggage. Wash it the best you can with all the options above and whatever else you can think of. If the smell lingers @ all try the febreez.


                    • #11
                      Seriously -- ENZYME Based cleaner!! Detergent, Febreeze, etc will not work but the cleaners with Enzymes that are made specifically for urine will work.

                      My favorite is "Anti-Icky Poo". Heard about it on this board and it works 100%. I can't stand the smell of cat pee and would be able to smell even the hint of it. I was ready to throw away a duvet but I tried it and that duvet is on my bed right now.

                      There are other enzyme based cleaners out there that probably work just as well but regular detergents, etc. can't break down the urine for removal.

                      Try it -- you will be able to keep your vest!


                      • #12
                        Try white vinegar - its works really well on eliminating awful smells plus its all natural so it won't hurt any of the materials.


                        • #13
                          Ba-aaad Kitties! BAD kitties!

                          Another vote for Nature's Miracle for a long soak.
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                          • #14
                            Go buy a new one.. You have till spring anyway.. Then buy me a new helmet while your at it, cuz i need a new skull cap.

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                            • #15
                              I wish I had back all the time I've spent in my life cleaning cat pee off of things. Lordy. Second the enzyme cleaner suggestions.

                              I have amazing luck using OxyClean laundry spray with everything icky. It is a miracle substance.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Meredith Clark View Post
                                I did know that, my question was more about if it had soaked into the foam but a previous poster said the foam is closed so lets hope washing the cover will de-stink it!!!
                                It shouldn't have soaked into the foam. If it did, then I would probably go about finding a new vest before trying to "wash" it out of the foam. Any water you get into that foam will undoubtedly damage it. The cover should be water resistent, if not waterproof, so hopefully it didn't get into the foam.

                                Try adding some Oxyclean to the washer when you wash it, along with some Clorox 2.


                                • #17
                                  I have used a product that I found at the Sam's warehouse club called "Odo-Ban" and it comes in a gallon jug and also a spray bottle. That has been the only thing that I have found that takes that odor out. I use it in the summertime for washing clothes that I have been outside and sweated in. It takes all that ordor out.



                                  • #18
                                    Put soaking wet vest between 2 pages of newspaper, the cheap newspaper sheets, not the slick USA Today type, and then put something heavy on top.

                                    The formaldehyde in the newsprint usually takes vomit and human urine and other fun stuff out of police car interiors and newspaper is used by professional cleaners - when we aren't watching them.


                                    • #19
                                      20 CATS Holy Meow....
                                      20 mule team Borax works well in the laundry with bad smells


                                      • #20
                                        White vinegar gets cat pee smell out....I've used it many times when my cats turn against me (evil glare at kitty).

                                        You can mix that into the laundry too along with detergent. The detergent will not get cat pee smell out though.....
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