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Anyone know how to get the odor of cat piss out of vinyl?
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[User Picture]From: bedivere
2007-05-15 05:57 pm (UTC)
club soda?
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[User Picture]From: elessa
2007-05-15 06:15 pm (UTC)
febreeze? or another enzyme cleaner found at pet stores?
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[User Picture]From: voratus
2007-05-15 09:54 pm (UTC)
I may have to check out this enzyme cleaner of which you speak. I have never heard of such a thing.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2007-05-15 08:21 pm (UTC)
bleach usually nullifies the odor of cat pee. If you can safely mix a bleach/soapy water mixture in a bowl and use a sponge to clean it off, that should work pretty well. If it's something that will get bleached out, then the enzyme stuff suggested would probably be good.
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[User Picture]From: voratus
2007-05-15 09:54 pm (UTC)
Hmm, might not go so well on my black vinyl skirts. ;)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-15 08:36 pm (UTC)

Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

Is it a chair, a shoe, a backpack? Mix up a solution of hydrogen peroxide, a bit of baking soda and a drop of liquid dish soap. Test the vinyl in an inconspicuous area. If it's good to go, use the solution on the affected area. If you can sort of soak the fabric without trashing it, that's best. Work it in as best you can and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then blot the affected area with paper towels, rinsing the fabric if possible.

If the smell isn't entirely removed after the area's completely dry, repeat.

Be sure to consider why the cat peed on the item, too. (They never do these things out of spite or anything like that. There's a physical or behavioral reason why they're not using the box.) When I got a second cat, my first cat was beating her up and not letting her use the box, so she peed in the corner of the closet. I used the hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution on the carpet, then afterward in a carpet shampooer. It's the only thing that took the stank out. And then we added two more litter boxes to make sure kitty had lots of potty places and haven't had a problem since. :)

E.
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[User Picture]From: voratus
2007-05-15 09:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

'tis clothing.

And apparently one of the roomie's cats has a propensity for urinating on plastic. I guess the vinyl clothing was a close enough match for that. I also discovered a small pile of plastic bags I had (for using as garbage can liner) was infected as well when I checked last night. At least those I can throw away.
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[User Picture]From: micahra
2007-05-15 10:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

sheesh. is she cleaning the damn litterbox enough?
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[User Picture]From: voratus
2007-05-16 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

The poop on the bed may have been an unclean box issue. She told me last night that one of the two cats (I forget which now) has a history of peeing on plastic.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-16 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

For added insurance, you may want to consider adding another cat box to the house. (The guideline most vets will give you is one box for each cat + one more.) And yeah, be sure to keep them clean.

Basically, make the boxes as clean and plentiful as possible, so that the cats don't have reason to pee or poop anywhere else.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-16 04:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

And if you can close your bedroom or closet door, that's the easiest solution of all!
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[User Picture]From: voratus
2007-05-16 09:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap solution

Unfortunately, the door to my room is a bit skewed (prior earthquakedness, I'm guessing) so it doesn't actually latch. Rigged it up last night to latch from inside (got a hotel-like door lock thingy and installed it), and put a nail on the outside so I can tie it closed when I'm not in there.
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[User Picture]From: chanceholiday
2007-05-16 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this - I've got a beloved Warhol-inspired messenger bag that has been airing out on my patio while enduring frequent unsuccessful Febreeze treatments for the past few weeks.
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