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Old 07-13-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Default How to get chewing gum off my car??

Okay...so I think some kid who wore out their pink chewing gum was bored and decided to get rid of it on my car...just noticed it yesterday. Rubbing with some paper and Kleenex didn't help. There's about six inches of the stuff splayed over the panel near the front tire....

I'm sure there's some commercial spray or home remedy (ice cubes??) that I'm forgetting about...ideas? I obviously don't want to take a knife and scrape it off because I'll scratch the metal.

Thanks....
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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I havent tried it on gum but theres nothing some brake fluid won't remove from a vehicle surface.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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To remove gum,glue or hard water lime from your car's paint with no possible harm to the paint use.......Avon Skin So Soft body oil.

I kid you not!

I've used this product for years to remove all sorts of glue, lables, lime etc. from jars to cars with not one problem with the paint or the finish. You see it's the citrus oils and other oils in this product that release the surface adhesion of the glue etc from the surface it's stuck on. Just spray or soak then wait a bit for the oils to get under the glues,gums to get it off. Remove what will come off then if you need to spray or soak again until the stuff you want off is off.

Follow up with a good wash with soap and water then dry.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Bug & Tar remover

Remember to wax it after
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Zap it with bug and tar remover. This heavy-duty concoction is sold at many auto supply stores. If it can remove smashed on bugs and even gooey tar, it can work wonders on a little chewing gum.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:19 PM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Brake fluid takes off paint.


De-Solv-It (citrus based) will work as will Bug and Tar remover.
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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Brake fluid takes off paint.


De-Solv-It (citrus based) will work as will Bug and Tar remover.
You don't poor it on and let it sit. A quick decent rub with break fluid will take off just about anything and is easily wiped down with a moist towel.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Id go with the simple Goof-Off. Works wonders!
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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While it's true that there are several commercial removers all are harsh petrolium based product that "could" damage your paint which Avon's Skin So Soft body oil will NOT damage your paint in any manner whatsoever. All that is required when done is simple soap and water to wash of the oils left from removal.

Think about this.........if you can put Avon's Skin So Soft on your skin what possible harm can it do to baked on car paint? Simple answer......it can't.

Unconventional? Yes, but it works!!
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: phoenix, az
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try putting an ice cube on it and freezing it. it might just pop off once its frozen stiff!!
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