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Old 07-20-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
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Another thing I learned this last trip...if you stop in a parking lot, check your feet before entering the trailer. I tracked in pink bubble gum and, of course, dirt is stuck in it and it is a mess! Has anyone had experience in getting gum out of low nap Casita carpet? Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Lisa,
I hate when that happens! I've removed gum from other low-pile carpeting by using ice to freeze the gum, then scraping with a knife blade. It hasn't happened in the Scamp yet but I've done this at home.

I've also read that you can use WD-40, Goo Gone, etc. but I've never tried these. I'll always been afraid it would leave a stain and/or odor.

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Old 07-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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There are several products that are specifically designed to remove gum from carpeting. They are aeresol products that freeze the gum and then it comes right off. Just about every custodial supply house makes a version and they all work. WD-40 and Goo Gone will stain your carpeting!
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Like Sandra said.

My Father in law, may he rest in peace, always used to freeze the gum with ice cubes, then it just popped off when you scraped it.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
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Like Sandra said.

My Father in law, may he rest in peace, always used to freeze the gum with ice cubes, then it just popped off when you scraped it.
Thanks, everyone! I'll try the cheap and easy route first, the ice cubes, and if that doesn't work I'll hit the hardware store. I've heard of using ice cubes (and peanut butter, but felt that was a bad idea) for getting gum out of hair. I guess it holds true for carpet too. Thanks again!
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Thanks, everyone! I'll try the cheap and easy route first, the ice cubes, and if that doesn't work I'll hit the hardware store. I've heard of using ice cubes (and peanut butter, but felt that was a bad idea) for getting gum out of hair. I guess it holds true for carpet too. Thanks again!

Peanut oil works like a charm to get out chewing gum. So if you have a container that hasn't been opened, you need only use the oil, don't mix in all the solid. Then you can use any degreaser to get the oil out UNLESS it's polyester or other petroleum-based carpeting--in which case, never use anything oil based on it... it will never come out (oil attracts oil).

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