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Are my jeans doomed? Bubblegum incident!

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Aero · 27/02/2008 23:38

They've been in the freezer overnight already to no avail. Blimmin stuff still sticky. Never allow well-meaning relatives to buy your children 'Hubbabubba'! At least regular gum goes hard in the freezer - this stuff doesn't. Any ideas knowledgeable mners? They're the only half decent jeans I own!!

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PenelopePitstops · 27/02/2008 23:44

was going to say freezer!
have you tried ice cubes in a plastic bag then chip it off, seems to work better than freezing

Califrau · 28/02/2008 00:08

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liahgen · 28/02/2008 00:25

sticky stuff remover, ...yes it really is called that.

Robert dyas sell it.

EffiePerine · 28/02/2008 00:25

Acetone works as well

WendyWeber · 28/02/2008 00:32

Lighter fluid (that petrol stuff that goes in old-fashioned lighters)

It works on chewing gum so I suppose it will work on bubblegum too...and once the sticky stuff has gone it evaporates quite nicely, then you can sling them in the machine.

Aero · 28/02/2008 23:20

Have only just got back to this now. Thanks everyone - I won't bin 'em yet then! Will give these ideas a try.

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Blandmum · 28/02/2008 23:21

nair varnish remover

Blandmum · 28/02/2008 23:23

But not if the jeans have synthetic material bits (where the bubble gum is) or you will melt it!

Aero · 04/03/2008 23:22

Friend coming tomorrow who does Betterware and they have sticky stuff remover. Fingers crossed for a jeans rescue!

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readytopop · 04/03/2008 23:35

Olive oil.

Mum swore by it for our school uniforms

Aero · 04/03/2008 23:38

Wouldn't it leave a greasy stain though RT? I'd gladly try it if not - save me a fiver!

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dippydeedoo · 04/03/2008 23:48

i wonder if u fone or email hubba bubba maybe theyd have a solution?

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