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post #1 of Old 08-31-2010, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question Gum removal

Have a gum removal job to bid here in Fla . we use vapor steam instead of presser washers. would it be better to bid by the Piece or by the hour.

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post #2 of Old 09-01-2010, 02:05 AM
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I have my own method. I use ice to harden the gum, and then I scrub it with a knife

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post #3 of Old 09-01-2010, 03:56 AM
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It depend where the chewing gum is and how much there is to remove, for instance if its on carpet, treat with "Rid a gum" agitate with a bonet buffer and extract with a rinsh and wash chemical.

If there are the odd spot on wooden floors then still treat with rid a gum but don't agitate or you will remove a layer of the wood.

On pavements etc it is better with a hot water pressure washer.

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post #4 of Old 09-01-2010, 07:32 AM
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For removing Gum from floor we can get already prepared gum removing solutions in market. We can use that. In case of removing gum from cloths I use dry-cleaning solution where I put cloth in it for more than one hour.
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Just put a piece of newspaper on the spot. Then put heated iron on it and you will see how the newspaper will absorb the melted gum. This is one I've used successfully a lot of times.
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Just put a piece of newspaper on the spot. Then put heated iron on it and you will see how the newspaper will absorb the melted gum. This is one I've used successfully a lot of times.
I do this to remove wax. i didn't know it works on gum as well....

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post #7 of Old 09-02-2010, 02:09 AM
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It does. I leave bubble gums all around my house. You can imagine where I find them later. So, I've tried this one many times and it really works.
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Better use ice, rather than melting the gum...
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post #9 of Old 10-05-2010, 09:06 AM
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Ice? Really? I didn't know it helps. Can you tell me more about it.
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post #10 of Old 10-05-2010, 11:57 AM
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Re: gum removal

To remove chewing gum stuck in carpet, try placing a few ice cubes in a plastic bag. Small sandwich bags or freezer bags work well for this purpose. After placing the chilled bag on the gum, you simply wait. The waiting can be the hardest part of this process, but it is necessary, you can only proceed once the ice has frozen the chewing gum and then you simply chip it away. This method can also work on fabrics as well.
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post #11 of Old 11-26-2012, 08:11 AM
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This is really hard job for any one because I have face this problem one time. When I have find there is gum in my pent. I have try lot but it is almost hard on my pent and never look like easily get out of it. So for that I have try gum removal with which I can easily remove it on my pent.
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post #12 of Old 02-10-2013, 09:16 PM
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I use ice as well, try to avoid using soapy detergents as they can often set the colour stain. Hot watr is often the best cleaning agent.
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I wonder how well a can of compressed air would work? If you turn the can upside down and spray they get really cold.
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