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post #1 of Old 12-03-2010, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Using Carpet Cleaners on Gum Stains

Use a spray-on stain cleaner that is specifically designed to remove carpet problems like old gum. There are several industrial strength or specialty carpet cleaners which are designed to get rid of tough stains.

Goo-Gone Spray-On is another alternative. Goo Gone advertises itself as eliminating “gooey, sticky, gummy, greasy problems”. A bottle costs around $7.

De-Solv-It and Orange-Sol are two more citrus-based products that rid your carpet of troublesome stains. Both are known to break down gum stains.

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post #2 of Old 12-06-2010, 09:11 AM
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Before using chemicals to remove gum, the old ice cube freezing method will take care of the bulk of the problem. Just freeze it and chip the bulk up then use chemicals as you stated.

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Most of the guys I know will freeze the gum and then cut it out.

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I use a concentrate called Sol-U-Mel - you can only order it if a member of the company (kind-of like a Sam's Club or Costco Membership) but it is about $10 for the concentrate. It can be mixed with water for regular cleaning purposes, but just a dab of the concentrate will get out gum, blood, ink, red wine, etc... no problem!
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Be careful using solvents to remove gum as it can delaminate the carpet. Use a minimal amount and rinse thoroughly.
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Hi,
Your tips seems to be very effective and useful I believe that vacuuming carpet before cleaning is imporatant. The carpet should be cleaned with a regualr vacuum cleaner. This will remove the large and small dirt particles that has been tarcked into the home, as well lossen deep dirt with fibers.

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Be careful using solvents to remove gum as it can delaminate the carpet. Use a minimal amount and rinse thoroughly.

totally agree!
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Be careful using solvents to remove gum as it can delaminate the carpet. Use a minimal amount and rinse thoroughly.
Is there a way to undue this is you have already used the solvent on the carpet?

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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. i was surprise as to how easily it came off, i expected a bigger mess.
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Yes this is very effective. Anyways, I have tried putting a small amount of GAS on the affected area. Just a small amount will do. The smell? Hmmm, just spray an air freshener or lysol.
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I love seeing all the advice and tips on here! Awesome forum!
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