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Help - I sat on an opal fruit/starburst and it has melted onto my jeans

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ilovekittycats Fri 07-Aug-15 09:14:37

As the above, what is the best way to remove it? It is very sticky but dried out now and I have picked off as much as I can. Would using an iron on top of kitchen roll melt it onto the kitchen roll and off the jeans?

Stuffofawesome Fri 07-Aug-15 09:19:18

freezing it might work better (disclaimer I'm no expert) then it might pick off more easily.

Seeline Fri 07-Aug-15 09:29:20

You're supposed to freeze chewing gum, so I'd go with that option too.

addictedtosugar Fri 07-Aug-15 09:30:45

I'd try both of the above. Prob freeze then iron.

VulcanWoman Fri 07-Aug-15 09:46:55

I'd give it a good scrub with hot soapy water.

DramaAlpaca Fri 07-Aug-15 09:49:01

I'd freeze it, as the others have said. Then pick or scrape it off. If it's left a mark rub some neat washing up liquid into it then wash as normal.

ilovekittycats Fri 07-Aug-15 09:56:36

Thank you ladies, I had thought of freezing but wasn't sure. I have put them in a plastic bag in the freezer probably for 24 hours I suppose and will try and pick off more if I can.

I was thinking the iron would work as it certainly melted onto the jeans and the seat I was sat on easily enough.

I will update later.

ilovekittycats Wed 12-Aug-15 12:45:46

UPDATE - I put jeans in freezer for 24 hours and picked off a bit more sticky residue and then used hot iron over several changes of kitchen roll until no more come off. I then used washing up liquid rubbed with hot water and put in washing machine and hey presto - IT ALL CAME OFF.

Thanks for the tips and using a combination of all of them it worked, very happy!!

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