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post #1 of Old 01-22-2010, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Removing Gum From Your Carpets

The first thing you want to do is try to remove as much of the chewing gum as possible with a dull instrument such as a professional carpet cleaning bone scraper or just a dull spoon. Do not use a sharp instrument like a knife as this could easily damage the carpeting. Next you wan to freeze the gum so that it can easily be broken off. If you have access to a can of chewing gum remover this is perfect. It will quickly freeze the gum. If you do not have access to this you can simply use an ice cube. Get the gum as frozen as possible and then strike it with a hard instrument. It should break into pieces that can easily be removed. Pick up all the pieces being careful not to forget any. Finally you will clean the spot to get rid of any remaining chewing gum residue. Get a good citrus spotter and apply it to a spotting cloth. Now dab the spot with the cloth gently to remove the residue. Be careful not to rub the spot aggressively which could damage the carpet fiber.
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one of the most common ways is by using ice cube. You may ask how one does it with ice cube alone. Take a few ice cubes and put it on the gum to harden it. Once the gum is hardened, you can use a spoon or metal ruler to scrap off the gum as much as possible.

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As it was said in same thread in other category...ice is the best way to clean a gum from your carpet.
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post #4 of Old 10-08-2010, 12:12 AM
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yea i agree to Simon Newton, the Ice is the best way to clean gum from your carpet.
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I have been using ice to remove gum, but also there is gum removers you can get at carpet cleaning stores or supply stores.
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+1 vote for ice


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It is the most general problem while the kids at home.They chewing gum left it on the carpet or sometime while doing some creative work as they use gum to stick their things well some gum can be left over to make the carpet messy.Your tips are really useful.Thanks for sharing this.
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It is the most general problem while the kids at home.They chewing gum left it on the carpet or sometime while doing some creative work as they use gum to stick their things well some gum can be left over to make the carpet messy.Your tips are really useful.Thanks for sharing this.
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Ice is not bad but if gum is too steaky then you should use commercial remover also. Even you fail you can call profession cleaners.

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Ok, ice do not guarantee 100% cleaning. Is there another way to do that?

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try with peanut butter

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never thought of freezing it, geez, if i can think of how many times my kids have dropped gum in the shag carpet!
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Is this true that with an ice cube you can remove it?
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The first thing you want to do is try to remove as much of the chewing gum as possible with a dull instrument such as a professional carpet cleaning bone scraper or just a dull spoon. Do not use a sharp instrument like a knife as this could easily damage the carpeting.
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The first thing you want to do is try to remove as much of the chewing gum as possible with a dull instrument such as a professional carpet cleaning bone scraper or just a dull spoon. Do not use a sharp instrument like a knife as this could easily damage the carpeting.
Well, not use a distinct device like a blade as this could quickly harm the carpet. Next you want to lock up the gum so that it can quickly be damaged off. If you have entry to bubble gum cleaner this is perfect.
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Use the "bag of ice" method.Keep the ice over the gum for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rub the ice around the border of most of the gum and pealed it off slowly, sort of rubbing the ice underneath little by little.Gum will be easily pealed off.Then dry that area with clean cloth.
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post #18 of Old 08-21-2012, 05:08 AM
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You must apply the dry-cleaning solvent to remove remaining traces or use a commercial chewing gum remover.
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post #19 of Old 08-21-2012, 07:32 AM
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In my opinion you should use ice to congeal the gum, and then break it with a dull thing, such as a spoon. Vacuum before the bit becomes softer, and stain the carpet with a white towel.
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Removing the gum over the carpet apply water with detergent solution. If stain remains, heat the detergent solution slightly with rinse with water until dry.
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