Once you hit the road, your car is exposed to all types of pollutants—including chewing gum. Today we tell you how to deal with this sticky situation.
How to Get Chewing Gum Off Your Car
What do cars and chewing gum have in common?
The answer is that both can be found on the streets. Since cars and chewing gum cross paths so often, unpleasant results are not uncommon.
Here’s what to do if you discover a blob of chewing gum stuck to your car’s exterior:
- Spray bug and tar remover on the affected area. This product works on chewing gum, so spray the hardened goo and let the liquid soak for a few minutes.
- Scrape the gum. It’s important to use a plastic scraper: Any metal tool may cause unnecessary damage to your car’s paint. Scrape the gum from the base, working your way from the edges toward the center. Add bug and tar remover as needed.
- Remove the gum. Don’t touch the gum with your bare hands. use a glove or a paper towel to remove it. Chances are good that there will be some residue. If that’s the case, repeat steps 1 and 2 until the surface is completely clean.
If the gum is on a window, use the plastic scraper to remove the gum (again, no metal tools!) and then wash the window using a mild solution of water and soap.
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