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Subject: Removing chewing gum from carpets

Removing chewing gum from carpets

From: Eric Miller <emiller<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 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. ...

I have never tried this on carpets but I have always found that
butanone unsticks chewing gum from stone surfaces--often more
fragile than carpets.

Eric Miller
Conservation Documentation and Science
British Museum
London WC1B 3DG
+44 20 7323 8428

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