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Subject: Removing chewing gum from carpets

Removing chewing gum from carpets

From: Arie Wallert <a.wallert<-a>
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005
Flavia Perugini <fperugini [at] mountvernon__org> writes

>We have a serious problem with chewing gum being dropped by visitors
>onto the modern carpets in our buildings.  Several attempts to
>remove the gum have been made but we are still looking for the best
>method and material. ...

If bits of chewing gum are frozen with liquid nitrogen, they can
easily be crushed to powder. The powdery residue could then be
brushed away or simply taken up with a vacuum cleaner. This would
not affect the carpets in any way. As no solvents need to be used,
this procedure would also be environmentally safe.

Dr. A. Wallert
Hobbemastraat 14
3817 PS Amersfoort
+31 33 465 53 15

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:36
                 Distributed: Sunday, January 30, 2005
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Received on Friday, 28 January, 2005

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