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#1 of 4 Old 10-03-2008, 05:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Yuck. I went out to start the lawn mower, filled it up, and the darn thing started leaking like crazy. When dh came home he looked at it and his hands were covered in gasoline as it poured over him. He smells horrendous and it's giving everyone here a head ache.

Certainly there are some tricks or home remedies to get the smell to go away?

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try lemon juice? it works when i smell like paint thinner, i've never tried it for gas tho.

baking soda paste?

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Try stainless steel--perhaps a pan or your kitchen sink. Rub your hands all over it.

I haven't tried it with gasoline, but it works for garlic.

Specialty kitchen stores actually sell tiny wedges of stainless steel. They're called a "garlic odor removers" and retail for about $11.00.

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A handful of table salt also works for garlic. It might work to rub salt on the smelly parts to remove the gas smell (also oil based).
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