Cat peed on my gig bag - how should I clean it (the bag - not the cat?)

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  1. Denny

    Denny Member

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    My cat pissed on my gigbag - has anyone ever wahsed one of these? - Dam cat!!

    Denny
     
  2. Denny

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    Someon's got to have had this same problem. I've taken care of the cat (just kidding). I tried calling Music Industries Corp but no answer. I'm thinking of just putting it in the washing machine on gentle cycls and letting it air dry?

    D.
     
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    Years ago my cat peed on my jacket, no amount of washing, dry cleaning, nothing got it out. Had to throw out the jacket.

    With the softer pourous type material of a gig bag, I don't know how you are going to get the smell out, other than lighter fluid and a book of matches! :)
     
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    Lighter fluid-> match-> trip to GC for a new bag.

    Scott:dude
     
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    When my dog pees on the floor I take a small cup of ammonia and place it next to the area for a day or so. It soaks up the smell. Dont know if that will work on a gig bag tho.
     
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    You may be SOL, but the most successful thing I've used to get out cat piss is one of the enzymatic cleaners specifically formulated to remove cat piss. You can get them at pet stores, sometimes more general places like Mal Wart & the grocery store. If you have a cat, the stuff is worth its weight in gold. BUT, even if you can get the smell out for people, your cat may well still smell it, so NEVER leave the gig bag where the cat can get it again. In fact, I'd be extra careful about gig bags in general from here on out.

    I have eight cats. I know from cat piss, unfortunately.
     
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    Like Nature's Miracle (available at most pet stores). I've recently moved to a product called Anti-Icky-Poo by MisterMax (I had to order it online). When my cat pees on my micro-fiber sofa, I soak it with one of the above mentioned products, let it dry, then wash the removable covers in a large industrial washing machine (at a laundromat). Then I air dry. Oh, I use a color-free, dye-free detergent in the machine; I don't want my sofa smelling like clean laundry. Anyway, I can't imagine that any of the above would hurt your gigbag. You do, however, want to get rid of any odors that might encourage your cat to repeat the offense. That's why you should use a product for cat urine. Good luck!
     
  9. Denny

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    lighter fluid sounds like a good idea (for the cat). I had my wife put it in the washer with the Tide w/Fabreeze in it - can't hurt I guess - I'll let you know/

    d.
     
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    Did you have to weight the cat to keep it in the washer?
     
  11. Crazyquilt

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    I'm not sure how the bag will do in the washer, but the Febreeze won't do much. It will help, but it won't cure what ails you. It may smell OK at first, but that's because the perfumes in Febreeze wil cover the cat urine. Give it a few days, then stick your nose in it.

    Then get Nature's Miracle or something similar.
     
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    New bag, man. I've had run-inds with cat pee before - that cat pee always wins. That smell is permanent...
     
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    Man, back home, my dog peed on my drumset, on my cab and on my bass combo!!!!!!! can you believe that! I was so pisssssed off. Good thing im selling them.
     
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    a commercial product designed to take out pet odors.

    After you do that, a bag, a brick and a bog:eek:
     
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    New Oriental Cookbook:

    25 Ways to Wok Your Cat
     
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    Denny -- I wouldn't do anything; it'll keep the other animals away from your guitar.

    Edward
     
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    your gig bag has been blessed by the dog god. that yellow fluid is the holy fluid of the dog god.
     
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    it also means that you will become a great guitarrist.
     
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    I hear cat blood works pretty good...



















    Just KIDDING!:D
     
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