How do you get chewing gum out of a pair of pants/trousers?

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  1. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    How do you get chewing gum out of a pair of pants/trousers?

    I must have sat on some! Ugh! and now I can't seem to get it off. I tried scrubbing with hot water, then making it hard with cold water. Threw them in the washing machine and the nasty stuff is still there! help!

  2. Cobrafan profile image80
    Cobrafanposted 6 years ago

    I've heard that sticking them in the freezer for a couple of hours will make the gum much easier to remove.

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I never thought of that! great idea, thanks!

  3. denisemai profile image69
    denisemaiposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Cobrafan. Put it in the freezer or rub ice in it. Peanut butter removes gum but then what will you do about the peanut butter stain? Good luck.

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol! yes I see your point! maybe I should ask how to remove peanut butter! thanks!

  4. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    Yes....what 2 other hubbers have suggested........ICE.......freeze the pants or just load a bunch of ice on the stuck gum.   When it freezes completely, use a butter knife and it should pop right off!

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea, it came off a bit, but still needs working on! lol! thanks fpher.

  5. bac2basics profile image88
    bac2basicsposted 6 years ago

    Yep , My advice is the same as everyonr else. If it doesn´t work , have a look for one of those little bottles of dirt devil remover they sell in UK supermarkets. They do them for practically every disaster you can name.
    Good luck Nell.

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi bac, Oh yes! never thought of that! I will keep it in mind if the ice doesn't work! thanks!

  6. cat on a soapbox profile image98
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    I agree with the freezing strategy. This allows the removal of all but the residue. The rest I soak in GooGone, a wonderful product. Once I've loosened the rest from the fibers, I wash as usual . I avoid putting the item in the dryer until I'm sure the entire spot is safely out.

 
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