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chewing gum removal from Rubber floors

Posted by goodhand (goodhand), 2 November 2003
Hi people,
this question may have been asked loads of times before, but i have had a quick scroll through the messages and not found it.
is there an easy way of getting chewing gum off of rubber/vinyl floors?
these specific ones are on swimming pool changing rooms; which are constantly wet so you wouldn't think they would go hard, but beleive me they do; and are proving difficult to get off, short of sitting around for hours with a scraper. many thanx
Posted by the_cleaning_guru (the_cleaning_guru), 3 November 2003
Hi Goodhand,

You need a dry steam cleaner. This type of equipment will peel the gum off vinyl, rubber floors etc in no time. There are lots on the market from 90 up to 6000! There are several good suppliers of this equipment but Express Cleaning Supplies do have an excellent range, try visiting their site.
Posted by goodhand (goodhand), 4 November 2003
thanx cleaning guru,
will put some thought in to that.
(not sure about 6k though!
Posted by martin_606 (martin_606), 4 November 2003
What about freezer sprays?

You might then be able to break them up and hoover away or scrape them off quicker...


Posted by the_cleaning_guru (the_cleaning_guru), 6 November 2003
Freezer sprays are a slow method and great care has to be taken as it is very easy to damage the carpet fibres when using this method
Posted by goodhand (goodhand), 6 November 2003
there arn't any carpet fibres on rubber floors.
but appreciate it would be slow

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