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how do I get chewing gum off shoes

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I have just got c/g on the synthetic sole of some favourite flip-flops. Help!


Try this, if it works come back and accept.

If the chewing gum is one piece, place the filp-flop in a bag and put in the freezer. Frozen chewing gum can be easily pulled off.

Hope this helps.


Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to John D's Post: Sadly I've tried that but the gum was in a thin very sticky layer on the sole of one shoe. Freezing it just made it a thin not-quite-pick-offable- layer. Is there a chemical I could try?

I see..

Then try this: Take a can of hair spray or WD-40 and spray the area of the shoe with the gum. Allow it to sit for a minute or two then with a paper towel or rag wipe away the gum and the oily spray from the shoe. You may need to wipe again with another clean paper towel or rag.

Good luck, and let me know how this goes.

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to John D's Post: I've got some WD40 somewhere - that might be the answer. Thank you very much.

Thanks. I hope it works.