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Remove chewing gum

Chewing gum is not my favorite type of candy or sweet thing but the kids sure love it. If you ever look down at a pavement you can see where people have spat out their chewing gum for you to step in. It is a terrible problem for local authorities who are in charge of cleaning it up, as soon as they remove it, someone will replace it.

I have gathered a multitude of ways that you can remove chewing gum from your hair, clothes and carpets. So read on if you are looking to remove some chewing gum.

Egg White.
The white of an egg will remove chewing gum from most things, including your hair. Put the white of an egg on the gum and leave for a couple of minutes. Then work the gum out with your fingers little by little.

Freeze it out.
If the chewing gum is on an item of clothing, put the item in the freezer. The chewing gum will go hard and all you need to do is crack it off. You can also use the freezing technique on larger items, such as a car seat or carpet, by using ice cubes. Place an ice cube onto the gum and slowly rub it around. The gum will harden and you will be able to crack it off in big pieces.

Chocolate.
This technique will work great if you have chewing gum in your clothes or hair. Melt some chocolate and rub some of the melted chocolate into the gum. The chocolate dissolves the chewing gum's stickiness - so it can be brushed or combed out instead of having to cut it out. 

Mayonnaise.
Mayonnaise will also remove chewing gum. Simply apply and work it in, gum softens and comes off easily.

Vinegar.
Saturate the area that has the gum on it with vinegar. The gum will actually dissolve. If the vinegar is heated first the process will work faster.

Peanut Butter.
Simply apply peanut butter to the offending gum and work it in. The gum comes right off.

Lemon Juice.
Chewing gum can be removed from clothes if the gum is first soaked in lemon juice and then the clothes are washed as normal.

WD40/Penetrating Oil.
Very similar to the other chewing gum remover tips. Simply spray the sticky gum with WD40 and work it into the gum. The gum will come out easily.



Visitors comments



 
A Wonderful Gum Remover....That WD40!!!! Comments By: Roz on 2010-06-16
I just removed my gum off of my car mat with the wd40, it works great, it came right out....

Thanks for the tip...

 
REMOVING CHEWING GUM Comments By: Ange, Wales UK on 2010-06-17
My daughter came home off the school bus with gum on her polo top and black trousers. It was a hot day for once here in Wales UK and it was really sticky. I tried the mayonaise and as if magic it came off. Thanks for this fantastic tip. x
 
Peanut butter seems rediculous Comments By: Luke, Dorset on 2010-06-18
I had to read the water meter today and as i knelt on the pavement my knee got covered in gum, DOH. I looked at all the options and peanut butter seem'd rediculous, so me being me i did it and i laughted cos it worked, and rinsed it all off with washing up liquid under warm water all gone, result thanks
 
Peanut butter seems rediculous Comments By: Luke, Dorset UK on 2010-06-18
I had to read the water meter today and as i knelt on the pavement my knee got covered in gum, DOH. I looked at all the options and peanut butter seem'd rediculous, so me being me i did it and i laughted cos it worked, and rinsed it all off with washing up liquid under warm water all gone, result thanks
 
Leather couch removal with mayo Comments By: Anon on 2010-06-30
Worked a treat on
my couch.... Thanks

 
WD40 Comments By: Georgie on 2010-07-08
Got chewing gum on my school skirt today and had no clue what to do. Came across your site and tried the WD40 and it worked brilliantly. Thank you do much for your help.
 
The vinegar totally worked Comments By: Diane on 2010-07-02
I had old gum on a leather couch that was turning black from being on there so long. Well the vinegar worked. I let it soak for a couple of minutes. I did have to scrap it until it came off but it did. I tried olive oil previously and that did nothing! Thanks for the tip!
 
Dish Detergent Comments By: Steve on 2010-07-02
I have a black pair of jeans and using very hot water and dish soap and a used toothbrush it came out in seconds. Worked REALLY well
 
VINEGAR worked a treat!!! Comments By: Happy chappy on 2010-07-09
Smeared chewing gum on outdoor cushion. Warm vinegar worked right before my eyes. Used a toothbrush in circular motion & most of thegum balled up for easy removal. The residue I smeared with mayo then brushed with toothpaste expecting it to ball again but instead the residue dissolved completely. Very happy cushion as new again. Thank you for the awesome tips.
 
WD40 Comments By: Andy_P on 2010-07-14
This works amazingly well.
Even got the gum out of a pair of black tights, by just sparaying on and gently scraping over and over with a finger nail.

 



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