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Old 08-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Wow, how do you get rid of that tuna smell? My knives stink, my towels stink, my clothes stink. Everything I used when cleaning/cutting up my tuna smells. The kitchen towels I used have been through the wash twice and smell so bad my wife threw them at me and said, "here, get rid of these". I took one whiff and about gagged. Any suggestions???

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Old 08-21-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Re-calibrate your nose, so TUNA smells good and everything else stinks. Once the season is over re-calibrate again. welcome to the dark side.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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Keep them until winter when you're gonna be needing a TUNA hit...
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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"TUNA clothes are forever"

Never heard of anything that restored TUNA stained/soiled fabric back to "fresh and clean smelling , or looking for that matter".

Simple green does OK on the coolers, as does a bleach/water soak in the cooler or on the knives.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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I never have noticed that it stinks?
See how easy that was.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:21 PM   #6
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Smell....what smell? I thought that was normal.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Try washing again this time use a cup of Vinegar or Lemon Juice - There was another thread about this last week - I tried it and was rather surprised. It wasn't like total spring fresh from the laundry, but then these pants well they took on a life of their own.

On the other had the towels - they are now your tuna towels. The knives will wash up fine - get some Dr. Bonners Peppermint Soap. It cuts the tuna grunge pretty well.

Now you know why we say tuna cloths are forever
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:44 PM   #8
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You have a tough decision to make.

Tuna or Wife???
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #9
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Follow Stickfish's advise. it surely will work.I am still waiting for those smelly clothes this year.--WAYTOGO
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #10
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I am going to try the lemon juice right now on the batch of "tuna" clothes have from Monday that have already been washed twice. I will report back. I can live with the smell, but my better half says to try again. SG
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:21 PM   #11
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I made that mistake, washing my Tuna clothes at home. I had to run a quart of vinegar through a wash cycle and wipe down the interior of the dryer with a vinegar wash, followed by a wipe down with Lysol.

Now, I just undress in my shop, hose them down outside, let them air dry and hang them up in their dedicated spot. Best thing to do is wear your Grundies.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:55 PM   #12
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The load of clothes washed with the lemon juice turned out fine. Now I am washing a shirt and sweatshirt with vinegar to see if that works also. SG
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:01 PM   #13
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one word: Bonfire
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #14
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See how easy that was? Amazing how quickly you get adjusted to the scent, almost like it was never an issue

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The load of clothes washed with the lemon juice turned out fine. Now I am washing a shirt and sweatshirt with vinegar to see if that works also. SG
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:07 PM   #15
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For knives, cutting board, other tools, get a small fairly stiff brush and use powdered dishwasher detergent. The brush helps to get the tuna gunk out of the groves and where the blad meets the hilt of the knife. Not dish soap, not comet, but regular dishwasher soap. I found washing the towels and clothes using the dishwasher soap and then with regular laundry soap helped, though I didn't try the lemon juice. Maybe the acid in the lemon juice did the trick, if so, the vinegar should work too, but it won't smell as nice. You WILL LEARN that it's best to have some old towels dedicated to fishing and tuna. I now have a bunch of boat/fish/tuna towels and rags. Nice to have on the boat, in the truck, and in the cleaning kit.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #16
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try presoaking in bucket of gasoline and then set fire to them
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:32 AM   #17
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Bleach in a 1:10 solution with water works pretty good with knives, cutting boards, anything that won't get ruined by bleach.

For clothes, I have a t-shirt or two I use for tuna, they stay in the garage. Everything else is under my bibs. Guy Cotten x-trappers, more than 10 years old, four sets of straps, still going strong. Only downside is barta wears em too.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:53 AM   #18
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You have a tough decision to make.

Tuna or Wife???
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hav'nt you been paying attention to us all winter?
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #19
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After washing them as mentioned above try hanging them out in the sunlight. .

I was told by a reliable source that this really did work.

I'm not sure how long they need to be hung out, but what the hey it can't hurt anything.

Dishwashing soap as Ron M mentioned does a good job on ice chests and other plastic items.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #20
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I use Greased Lightning Orange Blast on my boat stuff, and it works great! Cutting boards, etc everything gets hosed with that stuff and combined with a stiff brush, wielded by a 13 year old, it works out just fine for me
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:35 PM   #21
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Wow, how do you get rid of that tuna smell? My knives stink, my towels stink, my clothes stink. Everything I used when cleaning/cutting up my tuna smells. The kitchen towels I used have been through the wash twice and smell so bad my wife threw them at me and said, "here, get rid of these". I took one whiff and about gagged. Any suggestions???
Like everyone has mentioned that bleach in various ratios works, and it does.for hard surfaces. So here is what I do for the fabrics that my wife said stuk to high heaven. I take a garbage bag and put the clothes and anything fabric in it. I go and get her kitty box and dump it in the bag(this won't work with fresh kitty litter) and tie the bag shut. Leave in for two days. Take the clothes out and shake them off real good. Now you are ready to go. You see this work at my house because my wife can never smell that damn kitty box!
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:03 PM   #22
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I have gone tuna fishing only on the charters but about 10 times in 8 years. What I do is either wear shirt and jeans I plan on tossing later or always keep on the grundens bib overalls. Tuna blood on clothes is a given so dress like you live under the bridge!
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:17 PM   #23
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I have gone tuna fishing only on the charters but about 10 times in 8 years. What I do is either wear shirt and jeans I plan on tossing later or always keep on the grundens bib overalls. Tuna blood on clothes is a given so dress like you live under the bridge!
There is no such thing as Gucci Tuna clothes! Unless the old saying "If you look good you'll fish good applies!"
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