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Set in Gum on Clothing?

I need some hints on how to get chewing gum out of a shirt after going through the dryer.

By diana from Birdsboro, PA

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February 17, 20111 found this helpful
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Place shirt in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer until the gum hardens and you should be able to scrape it off the fabric.

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February 20, 20173 found this helpful
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Well, I also discovered gum AFTER throwing a micro fibre pillow case (part of a king size duvet set) into the wash and dryer. The fabric softener method worked wonders. Btw, it doesn't have to be Downy, either. I had a no name softener that did the trick.

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August 28, 20170 found this helpful
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Try hairspray let it set and harden then scrap off! Soaking it in ice cubes sometimes works. put it in the freezer when it hardens scrap it off.

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Or...just toss it in the garbage and buy new clothes !

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August 28, 20170 found this helpful
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Freeze it with an ice cube and scrape with a butter knife.

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October 26, 20170 found this helpful
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Toothbrush scrub the gum crud with heated vinegar. Works for me on my American eagle shirts when I leave them in the dryer through pockets.

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December 13, 20180 found this helpful
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I tried with unheated vinegar and it worked! Put vinegar on the gum areas and let soak in. Wait for about 1minute to give the vinegar time to break down the gum. Then used a old toothbrush, dipping it in more vinegar and scrubbed up the gum.

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For the few spots that didnt scrub up, I used my thumb nail and scrapped the rest off. Quick and easy.

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November 5, 20191 found this helpful
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SOLVED: WD40
I have a pair of pants that was washed and dried at least ten times. There was no gum or residue left in the pocket, but still a dark stain that wouldn't come out. I sprayed the area heavily with WD40, scrubbed it with an old toothbrush, and let it set for about an hour. I then covered the area with liquid laundry detergent and washed and dried it. Afterwards, you could see a slight ring where the WD40 was applied, so I scrubbed it with detergent again, washed and dried it, and all traces of the gum are completely gone.

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October 23, 20181 found this helpful

I have read all the previous suggestions; tried the ice procedure and duct tape/scotch tape...didn't work on my evening dress. However, the iron and brown bag did the trick!! Thanks!

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February 14, 20210 found this helpful

How do I get gum out of sweatpants after they've gone through the dryer?

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