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Old 03-12-2015, 02:40 AM   #1
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Remove gum from carpet??

How to remove gum from carpet??


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Old 03-12-2015, 02:25 PM   #2
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Go to any of the places listed under "Janitorial Equipment & Supplies" in your yellow pages and ask for an aerosol gum remover for carpet. Every one of the places listed there will sell aerosol gum remover. While those places don't normally sell to the general public, they will if you pay cash because there's no such thing as a "retail store" for cleaning products to bark at them for stealing their business. Supermarkets buy their cleaning products from other suppliers.

The aerosol is a very fast evaporating alcohol which absorbs heat as it evaporates. You spray the aerosol onto the gum to freeze it, and then scrape the frozen gum off the carpet with a soup spoon or other blunt tool which won't damage the carpet pile.

There's two ways to do this work:

When I do this kind of work, I keep a vaccuum cleaner running with the suction hose near the gum. The flow of air over the gum helps in evaporating the alcohol and causing the gum to freeze. And, when you scrape at the gum with your spoon, the air flow will carry the frozen particles of gum into the vaccuum cleaner.

Other people just spray the alcohol onto the gum repeatedly and get it frozen solid before scraping at it with a soup spoon. Then they vaccuum up the dust, shut off the vaccuum and spray more alcohol onto what's left of the gum. Do whatever works best for you.

Buy at least two cans of gum remover because it often takes more than one can to get the gum out completely, depending on how much gum is there and the size of the aerosol can.


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Old 03-12-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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I've seen ice work fairly well on a short nap carpet.
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Is there a Radio Shack near you? If so stop in and ask for a can of CO2.
Even just an ice cube may work.
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