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September 25 2010 at 9:05 AM
Phil R 

Rick, I have read your post about gum removal and found it helpful.

However, there is a hotel I am shooting for and the method was not effective. Now I admit it only looks like gum, it might be something else. I froze it but it did not budge. This was a demo so I mentioned I would work more on the gum next visit.

The 'gum' was deep into the carpet and had nested itself a little homestead operation there. I smirked at me when I left.

I still ave nightmares.


Rick Gelinas

Re: Gum

September 25 2010, 10:00 AM 

Read the post directly below this one Re Tar Removal (works fr chewing gum too).

Using the Releasit Freeze Spray followed with a dab of ProSolve gel (or a citrus solvent gel) will eliminate gum spots with ease.

Rick Gelinas
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Joel Riggs

Re: Gum

September 25 2010, 10:40 AM 

I have found that if you use your bone tool to break past the top layer of gum before spraying the freeze spray u will have much better results. For what ever reason that top layer seems to act like a protective barrier from cold and gel stuff.

Phil R


September 25 2010, 11:49 AM 

Now I will go back to wipe that smirk off of little gummys face.

I love it when a plan comes together.

rick lord


September 25 2010, 2:52 PM 

I have recently started cleaning a bunch of Fitness centers with 24k of carpet each and they are LOADED LOADED LOADED with gum. I now carry a gallon of gum remover. I have come to the point that I hate it! Joel is right you need to break the top hard portion up. I have started carrying a knife in my kit to scrape it off quickly and then it with the freeze agent and solvent.

Steve Manier

Re: Gum

September 25 2010, 8:16 PM 

Here is what we do. If there is only a few peices we apply the Pro Solve gel and agitate with a gum shark and rinse with a spray bottle of Encap DS and a towel. Now a few times we have encountered around a hundred peices of gum on larger jobs. The above ways will work but will take forever. What we discovered is that the commercial steamer I had sittin in the corner of my garage is perfect for gum. We attached the nylon round brush an literally melted every peice of gum in seconds. I was a little worried about damaging the carpet at first but so far so good. This is the absolute best way


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