Gum in your hair and clothes

 

Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:46 PM
Name: Melissa Whittington-Riebau
Country_of_Remedy: USA
Ingredients: a freezer
a product called \"GOO Gone\"
Instructions: Freeze the article of clothing. Remove from freezer, then spray \"GOO Out\" product on the gum. Work it in with your fingernails until you can\'t see it any more. Then rinse the clothing well with soapy water. Hang to dry!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:16 PM
Country_of_Remedy: home made
Ingredients: vinegar, baking soda, ice cubes.
Instructions: squirt vinegar on the gum, and then sprinkle some baking powder over top of the vinegar. I dont know if the ice cube does anything to help, but i just put it on to freeze it. Then peal or scrape the gum off of your clothing.

Mon, 7 Apr 2008 10:16:30
Name: grammy
Country_of_Remedy: USA
Ingredients: computer keyboard compressed air or ice (freezer)
hairspray or WD40
Instructions: I agree with the other remedies, but I would add that THEGUM SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE UNTIL IT DRIES, then freeze (either with spray or cold) and pull off. Residue can then be removed with hairspray or other products that dissolve the gum.

10-Oct-07 at 11:09PM:
NAME: Jennifer
COUNTRY_OF_REMEDY: USA

INGREDIENTS: any aerosal hairspray
INSTRUCTIONS: If you get gum on your clothing, and it has been washedand dried, try this. Spray the hairspray on the spot, and I use a butterknife(unserated) to scrape it off. It takes a few minutes, but it is woth it. For an extra burst of fresh fragrance, use Herbal Essenceshairspray.

 

 

07-Aug-06 at 07:03 PM:
NAME: tricia
EMAIL: t.wortham@sbcglobal.net
COUNTRY_OF_REMEDY: USA
INGREDIENTS: SEABREEZE
INSTRUCTIONS: SQUIRT SEABREEZE DIRECTLY ON THE GUM, MASSAGE IN AND THEN USE A FINE TOOTH GUM TO GET WORK IT OUT. KEEP APPLYING AS NEEDED UNTIL ALL IS GONE.

05-Aug-06 at 05:33 PM:
NAME: Mark
EMAIL: mjohanne@hotmail.com
COUNTRY_OF_REMEDY: USA

INGREDIENTS: Canned air (the kind you use to blow clean your keyboard, and computer equipment).
INSTRUCTIONS: Turn can upside down, spray gum until it's frozen. Trust me, it'll freeze. I've shattered pennies with one hit of a hammer using this stuff.Anyway, once the gum is frozen it will easily break into small pieces with can be vacuumed or picked up by hand.

Date/Time: 2006-04-04 18:58:20 PDT
Angie
Country of Remedy = U.S.A.

Ingredients = Any kind of conditioner and hair oil
Instructions = Rub lots of hair oil on to the area where the gum is in. Rub it really well. The gum will start to break down. After that apply the conditioner on to the area. Rub really well and you will see the gum start to break down. Slide it off with a paper towel or your fingers. Then wash it out completely with WARM water. The gum should be out like no other!!! ;)

Date/Time: 2006-04-02 18:33:53 PDT
Madison
Country of Remedy = USA

Ingredients = peanut butterInstructions = When you have a peice of gum in your hair, smear peanut butter in hair and work its way out then wash hair.

Date/Time: 2006-03-21 11:31:22 PST
halton
Country of Remedy = USA
Name of Remedy = gum in hair
Ingredients = margarine
Place some margarine onto the hair and work it a little. This will disolve the gum and just wipe with a paper towel and wash
hair as usual.


denise
Country of Remedy: canada
Name of Remedy: gum stuck to clothing

Ingredients: pieces of tape
Instructions: If the gum has been partially removed already and the bits that you can't freeze or remove are still stuck...Use pieces of tape, tape that sticks well, since the tape is sticks better to gum than the gum does to clothing. It will come it off as long as the gum is still sticky. Tape is available anytime, anywhere.


Date: Monday, July 25, 2005
Time: 10:14 PM EST
margie
Country of Remedy: usa

Ingredients: wd40
Instructions: WD40 worked best on hubba bubba bubble gum. The soft gum did not freeze and I was afraid that oil would stain clothes. WD40 disolved the gum from both nylon and cotton clothing. It easily scraped off of the bedspread.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Time: 2:23 PM EST
Buffy
Country of Remedy: USA


Ingredients: Tissue paper, iron, water, conditioner
Instructions: just blob some conditioner on the gum, rub it in, put iron on low, add a little water to tissue paper, stick hair inbetween fold off tissue paper, iron, slowly pull hair out of paper.Works well, leaves gum on tissue paper, conditioner protects hair,repeat! Just comb out and remaining gum when warm.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Time: 8:06 AM EST
Nadine Rodriguez
email address: narmedia@cox.net
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: OIL!! Use anything oil based to remove gum especially on your hair...baby oil, lotions, even cooking oils or sprays.
Instructions: Just apply oil on hair and remove with a paper towel. It's gone in seconds.
Also, products such as Goo Gone is great on items such as rugs, floors, walls, clothes. Moms this stuff is great for removing crayon markings and sticky labels.You can find it at any grocery or home improvement stores. In my opinion every household should have a bottle of Goo Gone stored in the 'junk drawer'.


I clean carpets for a living..  when we come across gum in the carpet, we have little bottles of freon.. (availabe at carpet cleaning supply houses)  yes the same freon you use in your fridge or ac..  12 or 22..  I dont know about the new 134 stuff..   spraying it on the gum freezes it solid..  then you just hammer it and it busts into a million pieces..  leaving the carpet unharmed..  even in the gum is matted deep.,  it end up in particals.   I would assume it would work with clothing and hair too...

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2004
Time: 5:34 PM EST
Email address: MARY MARGARET MILES
Country of Remedy: US

Ingredients: REGULAR LIGHTER FLUID
Instructions: LIGHTER FLUID WILL INSTANTLY DISSOLVE GUM ON ANYTHING.... HAIR, CARSEATS, CLOTHES, SHOES,WHATEVER!!!!!

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Time: 11:07 AM EST
Kelsi
email address: KelsiRyan@yahoo.com
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Peanut butter,and a brushInstructions: Rub the peanut butter through the hair. Comb through it. Then wash it out. Most likly it will come out

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Time: 11:46 AM EST
Allison
Country of Remedy: USA


Ingredients: Water, papertowel, iron
Instructions: If you get gum on your clothes (leaving gum in your pocket when you wash it, sitting in it on the bus or something) you just
need to dampen a papertowl and put it on the gummy spot (but be sure to take the particle of clothing off first).Then, iron the spot (with medium or low heat or whatever the clothing requires, but high heat isn't necessary) and with no steam.After you're done ironing, slowly peal the paper towel off the clothing.The gum should've transferred from the clothing to the paper towel, and then you can just throw the paper towel away.This works, and it's better than getting grease spots all over your clothes. :D Good luck!

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Date: Monday, October 27, 2003
Time: 8:10 PM EST
jonny neumonic
Country of Remedy: usa

Ingredients: use crisco..
use your hands...
use your head....(most important)
Instructions: just take a little and work it into where the gum is stuck.. and the gum will slide right out of the hair....amazing!!! next time don't sleep with gum in your mouth...

Date: Monday, October 6, 2003
Time: 10:27 AM EST
Tammy Adams
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: conditioner
Instructions: take hair conditioner (any kind) and apply it where the gum is in the hair. Rub in pretty good, take a comb (fine toothed) and brush out. Gum should come out little by little as you brush it just rinse comb under running water each time you comb through hair.

Date: Friday, August 15, 2003
Time: 2:00 AM EST
sherry
Country of Remedy: canada

Ingredients: wd 40
Instructions: just spray some wd 40 and wash it will come off,or just pull off after spraying wd 40

.Date: Saturday, August 9, 2003
Time: 9:46 AM EST
michelle

Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: egg whites
fine tooth comb
Instructions: depending on the the size of the wad of gum, use 1-4 egg whites, message in spot where gum is attached, gum will begin to break apart and dissolve, use a fine tooth comb and rinse.


Date: Thursday, July 24, 2003
Time: 3:51 AM EST
Simone

Country of Remedy: Australia

Ingredients: Ice
Instructions: Just rub ice on the gum until it hardensthen it will come away easily, will break

Nothing works like nail varnish remover.put it on a bit of cotton wool andrub it on the gum a few times and it will be gone. Probably best to do a teston a hidden bit of the clothing first because there is a possibilitythat the nail varnish remover can damage the colour of the clothes, though that's never happened to me, even on delicates.

Date: Friday, June 20, 2003
Time: 11:01 PM EST
Keepa1
keepa1@msn.com
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Baby oil or Skin So Soft works really Great,

My Daughter got around 4 sticks in one part of her hair and you Just work it through. and use a fine tooth comb and comb it out, It breaks the Gum down.

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003
Time: 7:57 PM EST
Alisha

United States

Ingredients: peanut butter(if doesnt work, hairspray)
Instructions: slather the problem area in peanut butter - let sit for 1/4 hour. rinse off w/ WARM water. should come off chunky. if this doesnt work, simply spray with hairspray. gum or silly putty should peel right off
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Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 12:32 PM EST
Email address: Autumn
Washington


Ingredients: baking soda and water
Instructions: you mix the baking soda with the water and rub it in your hair then you brush it out.
WA LA! KAZAAM! IT'S MAGIC!


Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003
Time: 9:24 PM EST
Tara
Saskatchewan, Canada

If for some reason you wash your clothes with having gum in your pocket, spray hairspray on the spot, and then rub or pick off of the clothing. Works great!!


Date: Sunday, January 26, 2003
Time: 9:16 PM EST
greg zahoryin
united states

Ingredients: sun screen preferably uva and uvb 40 or higher
Instructions: completely cover soiled area and massage until loosened


Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Time: 6:53 PM EST

Yemo Hagan
Country of Remedy: usa

Ingredients: mayonaise

Instructions: Get enough mayonaise out to completely cover the gum area then massage gently and try to rub it out


Aida
Ecuador
Rub a needle where the gum is very gently and it will start to come off.


Cindy
Canada
Whatever partical of clothing the gum is on, put in the freezer for about an hour. When it is frozen gently pull the gum off.


Gus Georgopoulos
Canada

Apply Peanut butter where gum has stuck to and rub in the gum will slowly start to come off the clothing blending with the peanut butter then just wash off.


Reman
USA
for gum on clothes rub ice on top of the gum then it will peel right off.


Shiryl Howard
Tennessee
put peanut butter in your hair let itset for about 1 hour or less. it will brush out.


Gus Georgopoulos
Canada
Gum in clothes
Apply Peanut butter where gum has stuck to and rub in the gum will slowly start to come off the clothing blending with the peanut butter then just wash off.


clark draper
usa
just spray a little of the non-stick cooking spray on gum it will slide right out. better than peanut butter! (its the oil in the peanut buuter that helps but its not always enough) works great on play-dough also...


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