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new mask stinks of plastic
I have just received my new Resmed Quattro FX mask, for when I have the flu, like now, when neither pillows or nasal masks work for me. Kudos to supplier 10 for getting this to me in 4 days!

Like the nasal mask - this thing reeks of plastic out of the bag and this shuts down my sinuses. fortunately I could air and wash and air the nasal mask before I used it over a couple of weeks - using my pillows instead.

However I will have to use it tonight as my nose is just too clogged up to think of any nasal only approach.

I have given it a quick wash a soft soap which has helped a fair bit - is there any other tips to de-stench this quickly?
09-12-2013 05:20 AM
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RE: new mask stinks of plastic
Hi alby_c,
Usually when I get a new mask I soak it in warm soapy water for quite a while and then I dry it.
Sounds like you have already done that from what you said in your post.
Hope you get to feeling better soon and in case I forgot, WELCOME! to the forum.!

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09-12-2013 09:36 AM
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Post: #3
RE: new mask stinks of plastic
You've done all that I would do. Wash with soap and let air dry. I've always wanted to try putting in plastic bag with baking soda to see if it does any good.

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09-12-2013 10:13 AM
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RE: new mask stinks of plastic
You could try dissolving some baking soda in water and soaking your mask in it.
09-12-2013 10:15 AM
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RE: new mask stinks of plastic
(09-12-2013 05:20 AM)alby_c Wrote:  I have just received my new Resmed Quattro FX mask, for when I have the flu, like now, when neither pillows or nasal masks work for me. Kudos to supplier 10 for getting this to me in 4 days!

Like the nasal mask - this thing reeks of plastic out of the bag and this shuts down my sinuses. fortunately I could air and wash and air the nasal mask before I used it over a couple of weeks - using my pillows instead.

However I will have to use it tonight as my nose is just too clogged up to think of any nasal only approach.

I have given it a quick wash a soft soap which has helped a fair bit - is there any other tips to de-stench this quickly?

You could try 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 vinegar.
09-12-2013 10:50 AM
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RE: new mask stinks of plastic
I agree with me50's solution: a white vinegar and distilled water bath, rinsed in hot water and air-dried. Though the drying really isn't necessary as you're going to be blowing moist air through it anyway.


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09-12-2013 02:49 PM
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RE: new mask stinks of plastic
Disassemble and everything but the headgear in the dishwasher. Hottest water setting, maybe multiple cycles. Let it air out while still disassembled until you need it.

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09-12-2013 03:39 PM
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Post: #8
RE: new mask stinks of plastic
thanks for the clues.

Even with the residual smell, it worked great as i had to mouth breath most of the night - hate this flu going around
It fit nicely which was a relief - its a fair punt when you buy online never having seen one in the flesh.
09-13-2013 03:27 AM
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