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Old 10-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Mold in my travelador :(

I have a 15ct travelador that has been sitting closed for the last 8 months or so(I must not HERF with the MoB crew enough). Not sure why but after the last time I used it, I threw in a couple of my small humidifiers, closed it and set it on a shelf. I opened it the other day and mold is all over the inside of this thing. I took the foam pieces out and washed them in hot water and a little bleach and washed the case also...still smells a little like bleach and mold


here are my options..
A) toss all the foam out and use floral foam pieces instead and the case will eventually lose the mold smell.

B) Toss everything and buy a new one

C) just leave everything air out and I will eventually be able to use it again.





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Old 10-23-2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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I would say B just to be safe. They are not ridiculously expensive and mold spores are so small that they can resurface at any time.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

wipe it down with alcohol ( NO not Havana Club!) and cook it in the sun...

or just toss the whole thing...
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:05 AM   #4
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

Toss the foam, wipe it down with bleach water, rinse repeat and leave in the sun for a few days (open). You need to toss the foam since its so porous that you'll never get it clean.
or just toss the whole thing...
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

Sounds like its getting tossed

The devil site has them at 17.00, I better not see any of u guys runnin up my bid!

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Old 10-23-2008, 10:15 AM   #6
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

If it were mine, I'd try filling the thing, foam and all, completely with hydrogen peroxide, the same 3% H2O2 you can buy at the grocery stores. (alcohol would work too)

Then I'd let it soak over night, shake it a bit, turn it upside and soak again overnight.

Next day I'd dump and rinse well with tap water, lay everything out well to air dry, in the sun if possible.

And if that didn't work, in the trash it would go.

Works really well cleaning out homebrewing equipment "someone" left out in the garage for six months. And won't hurt pipes!

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Old 10-23-2008, 10:30 AM   #7
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

Even if you decide to not use it for cigars, it should still be ok storing other items without the foam.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:33 AM   #8
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Toss it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

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wipe it down with alcohol ( NO not Havana Club!) and cook it in the sun...

or just toss the whole thing...
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:12 PM   #10
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

Dont toss it!!!!!!! Not sure if this place is still in business, but you may be able to get cigar formed foam from him still. Toss the foam, bleach and sanitize the box and order foam inserts from here.

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Old 10-23-2008, 02:22 PM   #11
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:28 PM   #12
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

There you are, I bought 6 of these from Ron. Quick shipping, great product! Glad to see you made it. I bought them for a custom travel-dor. A friend gave me an old al. handgun case and I converted it with the help of Ron.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #13
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I vote Toss!!!

Cbid usually has these two for one!!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:04 AM   #14
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

I would totally recommend the replacement foam trays from Cigarsolutions.com. I got mine a few weeks ago. I ordered two for my 10-ct cigar caddy. It reduces the capacity from 10 to 6, but I love the way it holds the cigars. The foam has a nice balance of "squishyness" and firmness.

Just checked the site, and they have a combo deal:

15-ct cigar caddy plus 3 of his foam trays and a cigar stand for $30. If I didn't already have the 10 ct, I would get this.
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

there is really no reason to toss the box itself. just wash it with a mild bleach solution. then wash it a couple of time with some dish soap. then rinse a couple times with plain water. then let it sit open for a day or two.

same with the trays.

but you can still buy some of my better trays to improve it..
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

toss the foam, get some beads in a tube from Heartfelt, clean the box with bleach or alcohol and it's ready to be used again.

oh, and when you are not using your travelador, leave it open.
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Default Re: Mold in my travelador :(

TOSS IT! Cbid has a ton of those things. get one that comes with a sampler of cigars.
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