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Chewing gum stuck on car carpet floor: How can I remove it cleanly?

I’m a stickler to maintaining my interiors. I’ve read that WD40 makes it easier to remove gum.

BHPian vinodrkn recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Hi folks. I’ve got an eyesore on my car carpet with a piece of gum stuck and I want to remove it completely, in a clean manner, with zero residue. I’m a stickler to maintaining my interiors. I’ve read that WD40 makes it easier to remove gum (in addition to a lot of other unrelated benefits that WD40 offers). Any experience with this or any other suggestions welcome.

Here's what BHPian Mr.U had to say on the matter:

Use a steamer and a brush. Its the best non toxic way to remove any kind of sticky mess. A normal cloth steamer like the one used to steam coats or saari or similar garments, will also work.

Here's what BHPian GutsyGibbon had to say on the matter:

Oil leaves stains. I assume the gum has been there for a while. Put a bunch of ice cubes on it, it will harden the gum, then you can break the gum and remove the pieces using a comb, or a brush. For the remaining gum, use a hair dryer and heat the area. Wipe it off with a towel. If there is still a spot, apply white vinegar and let it sit for half an hour. Then wipe it off. I have used this method on gum stuck to jeans, should work on carpet as well.

Here's what BHPian paragsanchania had to say on the matter:

Use an ice pack. Let the gum become hard. Peel it off and each time you do that, wipe it with rubbing alcohol. With couple of tries you should manage to take out the entire stuff.

Happened with me but in my car's floor mat. Gum stuck to one of the co passenger's footwear and in turn got stuck on the car's mat.

Here's what BHPian condor had to say on the matter:

Like Parag said, ice-pack as a way to remove bubble gum has been shared around on SM. Try it out.

Alt idea - would using a hair dryer to heat the gum help?

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