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How to get gum off a carpeted floor mat?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Keith Mickunas, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Well-Known Member

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    Any suggestions? I'm sure by the end of work today my car is going to have a nice cinnamony smell in it. It's quite a mess at the moment, and I don't have time to deal with it until later today. Fortunately it's only on the mat.
     
  2. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Well-Known Member

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    Try "Goo Gone". I haven't used it on gum, but it does wonders on all types of adhesive residue.
     
  3. Bob-N

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    A slow process but the old ice trick works. Try Goo Gone first though. After that, you'll have a nice orangy smell to you interior.
     
  4. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Well-Known Member

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    Should I just throw the mat in my freezer?
     
  5. Philip_G

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    buy a can of compressed air and blow it on the gum with the can upside down, the liquid will freeze it, and it should come off.
     
  6. Al.Anderson

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    I thought sunlight breaks down gum. Since it's a mat, try putting it out in the sun for a day or two.
     
  7. Eric_L

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    Peanut butter works great for getting gum out of hair. I'm sure you'd love the aroma of fresh peanut butter baking in your car! Mmmm, smells just like Grandma's house!
     
  9. JamesMH

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    Freeze it with ice cubes, and chip it off if you can.
     
  10. Seth_L

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    Naptha will dissolve some gum.
     
  11. JamesCB

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    Put silica on it?[​IMG]
     
  12. Stan

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    I agree with Philip. Used to work in a movie theater years ago and we had something in a can (CO2 maybe) that froze whatever you sprayed it on. Just use something like that and the gum will chip right off.
     

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