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gum on pants

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Klubmasta Will, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    any sure fire way to remove gum from corduroy-like material?

    some people say put the pants in the freezer but that doesn't work so well.

    is there a product i can buy to help?

    will the dry-cleaners be able to get it out?
     
  2. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    :s/g/c/g

    that should make things more interesting.

    i'd say go to a dry cleaners, you can probably use things like varsol but you don't want to screw up the pants.

    --craig
     
  3. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    That fuckin sucks!

    I bought a brand new Hugo Boss shirt last year and some idiot decided to place gum on the outside of the bar so when I leaned up against it I got gum on my shirt.

    I heard if you use ice you might be able to scrap it off but I was un able to do that myself.

    So you might be shit out of luck.
     
  4. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    the freezing method works well on denim and the like. freeze it with an ice cube, or by putting it in the freezer, then scrap what you can with a knife. then soak the remainder with a pre-wash spray, let it dissolve for a bit then scrape some more. soak again then wash. i don't know how it would work with corduroy, the evil fabric. of course there's always willy's way...chooooowin gum's got to be chooooowed out!
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    Just don't stick a bone in it, it only makes it worse!

    I'd say dry cleaners if you don't want to mess around and potentially ruin your pants.

    But then again they're corduroy, so just throw them out.
     
  6. sentence

    sentence TRIBE Promoter

    Toss 'em in the freezer.
     
  7. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    alright, i'll visit the dry cleaners at lunch. hopefully, they'll be able to work some magic. until then, i'll have to walk around like a loser with a big wad of gum smeared to the back of my leg.

    now i have to figure out how to get gum out of my aeron chair. (it's worked right into the mesh!!!) i could always call our office services people to help but then i'd have to admit that i sat in my own gum.

    i need a vacation.
     
  8. t-boy

    t-boy TRIBE Member

    I have a sure way to remove it dude..

    I once wore this polyester RP55 shirt.. i got this yellow nasty gum on my back.. and it was the soft hubba bubba shit, so it wouldn't harden in the freezer. So I went on the net, and looked up a few things... one site said that any mineral oil will dissolve the gum.

    So what I did is I soaked the stained part of the shirt in a glass of vegetable oil.. now i know waht you're thinkging - oil stains. BUT.. here's what I did.. after it soaked there for a few hours, I took it out, used a knife and a hard brush to scrape it off. The gum came out completely. Then I soaked the shirt in a baby bath filled with 1/4 of a liquid tide cup (after putting some stain remover). The next morning, after soaking it overnight, I handrubbed the shirt a bit, rinsed it - and tada no oil stains, no gum stains.

    Basically, the oil isn't a problem as long as it is soaked in a concentrated detergent solution.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    thanks for the help guys.

    the dry cleaning lady told me to bring her my pants tomorrow and she'd remove the gum no problem. apparently, they have special solvents that aren't sold in stores. (why the hell not?)

    someone's coming to fix my chair too.

    i'll keep that vegetable oil trick in mind for next time.
     
  10. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    Try peanut butter!

    I know it works for hair.... it might work for pants too.
     
  11. SUNKIST

    SUNKIST TRIBE Member

    then some mayonaise? then go sit in the sun for a while?
     
  12. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    ^

    Thats what I do when i get gum in my cookie duster.
     
  13. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    I'll buy you a new pair of pants if you give me your Aeron
     
  14. Cannabus

    Cannabus TRIBE Member

    buahahaha.... :D

    anywho that' sucks. I have gum stuck to the carpet in my car :mad:
     
  15. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

    try sitting in gum on acid

    actually i dont want to tell that story :eek:
     
  16. silver1

    silver1 TRIBE Member

    <willie> Ach! Gums gotta be chewed out!</willie>
     
  17. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    just so you know....
    :p
     
  18. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    ahhh, a fellow chair connaisseur. :) i have the "highly adjustable aeron". apparently, they came out with an upgrade for the winter olympics. (don't ask me how that makes any sense.)

    our office services people say they have to get a herman miller-certified cleaner to clean my chair. or else the warranty is void. so i have to wait til friday.

    all this trouble for a piece of chewing gum.
     
  19. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    if they had chairs fight in a collisseum ala gladiator the aeron would win
     
  20. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    Reason #3,456 as to why chaps are better than cords.
     
  21. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    a bullwhip and leather chaps sure would lend you all the more authoritay in your job.
     
  22. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

  23. junglisthead

    junglisthead TRIBE Member

    before you go spending money on the dry cleaners

    try a product called

    "GOO GONE" you can buy it for 4 bucks at walmart, its in a plastic bottle with a black label

    make sure you get "goo gone" because there are plenty of other similar products that go by similar name as well

    this stuff rawks, itll take anything sticky, off any surface

    we use it at work all the time, if anything gets on furniture, leather etc.,
     
  24. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    lighter fluid works PERFECTLY.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    goo gone

    just looked it up: http://www.magicamerican.com/googone.shtml

    Goo Gone is a combination of Citrus Power and scientific technology designed to eliminate the very toughest problems.

    Goo Gone safely removes: gum · tar · crayon · fresh paint · tree sap · oil and grease · blood · ink · asphalt · scuff marks · tape and tape residue · makeup, lipstick and mascara · adhesives · candle wax · kitchen grease · shoe polish · soap scum · bumper stickers · duct tape · bicycle chain grease

    Goo Gone has minimal impact on our environment and is safe to use on virtually any surface, including: carpets · upholstery · clothing · tile · glass · grills · appliances · vinyl · wood · draperies · autos · boats · fiberglass

    ----------------------

    sounds good to me.
     

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