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How to get gum off a carpeted floor mat?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Keith Mickunas

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Posted July 23 2004 - 06:33 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted July 23 2004 - 06:57 AM

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

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Bob-N

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Posted July 23 2004 - 08:56 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Keith Mickunas

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Posted July 23 2004 - 10:31 AM

Should I just throw the mat in my freezer?

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted July 23 2004 - 11:39 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted July 28 2004 - 09:21 AM

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

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted July 28 2004 - 11:25 AM

chew the mat...


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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Leila Dougan

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Posted July 28 2004 - 03:52 PM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   JamesMH

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Posted July 28 2004 - 04:09 PM

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

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Seth_L

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Posted July 28 2004 - 04:41 PM

Naptha will dissolve some gum.

#11 of 12 OFFLINE   JamesCB

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Posted July 29 2004 - 05:09 AM

Put silica on it?Posted Image

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Stan

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Posted July 30 2004 - 05:25 AM

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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