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    Default Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    It's a nightmare. I had strongly averse reaction to the stuff (watery eyes, coughing, sneezing). Now I can't get rid of it.

    Any ideas? TIA.
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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    Try generously wiping it with standard household isopropyl alcohol on a cotton ball, just be careful not to get it into the electronic components.

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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Try generously wiping it with standard household isopropyl alcohol on a cotton ball, just be careful not to get it into the electronic components.
    Thanks so much. I'm going to give this a try.
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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    No suggestions, but good luck. I got some Tuscan Leather on a rubber watch band and it smelled of Tuscan Leather for about a month. Unfortunately I disliked Tuscan Leather, so I can sympathize.
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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    I'm a private chef, and wear a rubber watchband at work. Many times I've impregnated it with odious scents (anchovies, anyone?).

    I've tried the alcohol route, but the only thing that really worked for me was lemon juice. The fresh kind, not from a bottle or plastic squeezy.

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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'm a private chef, and wear a rubber watchband at work. Many times I've impregnated it with odious scents (anchovies, anyone?).

    I've tried the alcohol route, but the only thing that really worked for me was lemon juice. The fresh kind, not from a bottle or plastic squeezy.
    Thanks - I haven't managed to lay hands on alcohol but I have a couple of lemons. Gotta say I'd put Kerosene up against an anchovy. Yikes.
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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    Black Vines is amazingly strong stuff, and persistent. Once, I managed to overspray on my chest and got an immediate, intense burning sensation from it, and it was difficult to wash off. Never had that happen before.

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    Default Re: Day 4 - Fitbit smells like Kerosene Black Vines - Help.

    All this talk makes me think I need to sniff Black Vines. Anything that bizarre must be worth a whiff.

    New marketing slogan: "Black Vines -- Smells Better Than An Anchovy!"




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