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cleaning off chewing gum

Posted by woodnymph2 (My Page) on
Fri, May 10, 13 at 14:44

How do you remove chewing gum from the sole of a canvas shoe? (I'm serious). Tried scraping it with a knife but got nowhere.

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RE: cleaning off chewing gum

Lestoil will do it! Just do not allow this product to set too long or the color in that area will fade.

RE: cleaning off chewing gum

Citri-solve will do it as well, without discoloration or unpleasant odor.

RE: cleaning off chewing gum

Ice the gum first to harden it then scrape with a blunt edge knife. The ice will harden the gum allowing it to scrape off in chunks vs getting stringy. The water will also help make the gum surface slick vs sticky. The beauty of ice is you don't have to worry about fading or staining from any solvents.

Hope this helps!

RE: cleaning off chewing gum

Thanks for these tips. I got most of it off with a knife and steel wool.

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