G4 Owners with Leather Back beware!

JAG21979

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I have the brown leather back on my G4 and I was sitting out back with my family and we had a fire going. There was a significant amount of smoke in the air and I had my phone outside with me and needless to say, it now smells like firewood smoke. I'm looking at options to get rid of the smokey smell without having to replace the back cover. Please be careful that the same doesn't happen to you if camping or enjoying a fire. If you have any suggestions as to how to remove the smell please let me know. Cheers!

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Yep this can happen. I have a case (Spigen) that is rubberish and I always take my case off before going into the pool hall -- This way it doesn't come out smelling like an ash tray.
 

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Had that issue with the leather band on my Moto 360.

Used some febreeze. Let it sit in from out a fan all day. Repeated. Then that was it. No more smoke.

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Just give it a couple days and it will air out. Happens to my watch band when I'm smoking cigars in a cigar shop. But it doesn't bother me.
 

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Think on the good side... now if you ever get stuck on an island, you could eat your smoked favored back cover jerky to survive! ;)
 

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I use Nu-Vinyl on mine. Keeps it kind of soft and cleans dirt, etc. Love that stuff. It is for Leather along with Vinyl.
 

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Is it so bad to have the leather smell like campfire smoke for a few days (or weeks)? When you'r near a fire all porous materials will absorb some smoke.

But thanks for the heads up.
 

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Is it so bad to have the leather smell like campfire smoke for a few days (or weeks)? When you'r near a fire all porous materials will absorb some smoke.

But thanks for the heads up.

I would say yes. I could not stand my phone to smell like smoke -- that would drive me insane lol.
 

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I kind of like the smell of campfire :-\......I also like the smell of gasoline so I may be weird, lol!

I'm right there with you for the two of those smells, plus skunk scent while driving. My family cringes when I slow and roll the windows down when the odor enters through the vents. 😉
 

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Wait, people believe LG use real leather?

Seriously though, who did LG think they were going to fool with the plastic leather look. It is worse than the plastic Samsung used on Note 3 and way worse than the plastic on the Note 4
Um...It's leather. It's glued directly to plastic (with no padding behind it), which is why it isn't plush and doesn't FEEL like a leather couch, but it IS leather.

Smell it.....