Removing Fuel Odor on a Leather Jacket

I spilled Jet-A on the cuff of my leather flight jacket (not on the leather itself thankfully). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the smell and/or fuel out. Thanks!

By Freightdog from Salisbury, MD

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You might try covering the stain with baking soda or borax for a day or so then brushing with a toothbrush... then repeating.... I think the baking soda or borax may "suck" the kerosene out (kerosene is what jet fuel is made from). Another thing that would work even better yet to "suck" out the fuel is that Silica Gel they use to dry & preserve flowers with. It's sold in craft stores.

* You may want to try a "foaming carpet & upholstery cleaner" It's the stuff you foam on, then let it dry, then vacuum off... but first read the rest of my ideas, especially the tips at the bottom (from internet). Remember, a "Petroleum Product" is basically the same, if it's gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid or diesel. Please never smoke or be around fire when wearing this jacket in the future!

---> Read my previous tips (from Cyinda) here:

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf94067887.tip.html

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf64314351.tip.html

If all else fails you can either take your jacket into a leather cleaner (NOT a regular dry cleaner!)... OR take it into a boot & shoe repairman, OR cut the area of the lining out, then patch it with new fabric.... But first read the above URL tips I posted, that have much more detail.

Here's some tips I got off the internet:

http://laundry.about.com/od/stainremoval/f/removegasstain.htm

http://www.tipking.co.uk/tip/3109.html

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