View Full Version : Bubble gum on the carpet

Oct 2nd, 2006, 04:22 AM
Some one go bubble gum on the carpet in the back of my Grand Cherokee. :mad: Any good ways to get it out?

Oct 2nd, 2006, 04:30 AM
you can use dry ice, or some kind of goof off, i would use the ice, then break it off

Oct 2nd, 2006, 04:31 AM
You could try 'Dust Off' (aka canned air) and turn the can upside down to freeze the gum and remove.

Oct 5th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Take it offroading and cover it in mud? Its a jeep!!! :dp:

Oct 5th, 2006, 12:18 PM
I have heard the oils in peanut butter work well, but I have never tried it. Well I have never had the need, but if I did I would try peanut butter.

Oct 19th, 2006, 04:51 PM
see Mike Phillips post in "getting wax/polish off plastic trim"

Nov 20th, 2006, 10:03 AM
I used wd40 or somekind of solvent (Automagic's New car solvent)

Nov 21st, 2006, 07:13 AM
I've used Goof Off, then let it sit in the sun to soften the gum. After that a small, stiff brush to remove most of it, then just picked the rest out. This was on a floor mat, but maybe a hair drier could take the place of the sun.

Mike Phillips
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:18 AM
see Mike Phillips post in "getting wax/polish off plastic trim"

Good memory!

Here's the link

getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim? (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15589)

Besides vegetable oil you could try Goof-Off, or Goo-Gone. The idea is to dissolve the gum using a safe oil/solvent and then after removing the gum remove any residue from the product you used to dissolve the gum.

Freezing the gum and then breaking it up and removing the most of it is the best option to try first as this will leave less gum to have to dissolve and then the least amount of overall clean-up to do afterwards.

Besides dry ice, which you have to be careful with and will require a little effort on your part to locate some and then drive to obtain it, you could just try some ice cubes placed on the gum and allow some time for the cold to transfer into the gum. We've used the ice cube trick with some luck, not perfect but it did help.

Most important is to remove the gum as quick as you can before it becomes more worked into the carpet.

Best of luck and post back here your results. As for the overall clean-up we have a new product coming out call Quik Out, keep this in mind for the future as it will be available in December.

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Oct 12th, 2008, 05:48 PM
break cleaner works great

Oct 12th, 2008, 06:54 PM
ADS has a product called sprayaway gum remover. It freezes the gum like ice/dry ice/dustoff turned upside down will.


J. A. Michaels
Oct 13th, 2008, 02:10 AM
I would give the smooth peanut butter a go.

Maserati Mario
Oct 13th, 2008, 09:34 AM
peanut butter will break down the gum compleatly then clean up the peanut butter with APC

Oct 13th, 2008, 10:04 AM
If you have access to it, a good steam cleaner will work.

geert dr
Oct 13th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Put some icecubes in a bag and place the bag on the bubblegum,after 5 min. orso the gum will be frozen and then you can simply break it off !

Mr Mustang
Oct 13th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I've never thought about using dry ice, find a welding shop around, they will have some or know where you can get some

make sure you dont hold the dry ice for more than a few seconds in your hand, it will blister you really bad, a styrofoam cup is the best way to carry it