Accidents happen, and sometimes those accidents involve gum. While chewing gum isn’t a big deal in itself, it can cause a lot of trouble when it becomes stuck to your car seat upholstery. Luckily, there are many ways to get it off without harming the upholstery or yourself. If you’re worried about damaging your seat, you can try using one of the following methods to remove the gum from your car seat:
Put on a pair of latex gloves and apply ice directly on top of the gum for 20 minutes until it hardens. This method works especially well for upholstered seats because it doesn’t require any liquids that could damage the fabric. If the ice doesn’t work the first time, keep applying it and trying until you can scrape off most of the gum.
Another option is to use a bit of WD-40. WD-40 is a handy product to have around the house because it can be used for cleaning tools, lubricating drawers, preventing rust, etc. The same applies to the car: if the ice doesn’t work the first few times, try applying it again and continue scraping.
If you don’t have any WD-40 or are afraid to apply it to the upholstery, you can also try using a commercial product like Goo Gone. This cleaning fluid loosens sticky residue from stickers, tape, and gum. Just apply a small amount of the product to a clean cloth and rub it over the surface of the gum until it becomes loose.