How to Remove Gum From a Car Seat

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How to Remove Gum From a Car Seat
Remove gum from a car seat with gum remover. (Car interior image by mashe from

If you have children, you probably have had the pleasure of finding wads of gum in all sorts of places such as pant's pockets, walls and car seats. Nothing is worse than jumping in the car and sitting on a small mound of gum, unless it is trying to remove the offending substance from the car seat. Removing gum from clothes means setting the material in the freezer, then popping it off, but you cannot place a car seat in the freezer, so the freezing method must come to the car. Look for special gum removers that freeze gum on car seats at auto parts stores.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Gum remover
  • Plastic credit card
  • Damp rag
  • Lint-free cloth

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  1. 1

    Spray the gum remover onto the gum on the car seat. Allow the gum remover to freeze the gum. Check the instructions on the gum remover container regarding the length of time necessary for proper freezing of the gum.

  2. 2

    Place your hand next to the frozen gum, and press down on the seat. Stick a plastic credit card at the edge of the gum, and slowly work under it. The frozen gum pops from the seat's surface.

  3. 3

    Wipe the seat clean of any gum residue with a damp rag. Wipe the seat dry with a lint-free cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Ensure the gum remover is safe to use on all types of car seat fabric, including leather, before applying to the gum.

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