How To Remove Gum From Carpet. from: howtocleanstuff.net
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Peanut Butter, WD-40 or Ben Gay (muscle reliever). Each of these have a lubricating quality that will help release the gum from the carpet fibers.
Apply the chosen product to the remaining gum.
Work it in gently with your fingers or the tines of a fork.
Blot or pull gently on the fibers with the soft cloth to remove the gum. It may also be helpful to scrape at it with a spoon edge. See video.
Once the gum is removed, you will need to clean the area to remove the residue from the cleaning product.
Mix a small amount of soap or dish detergent with warm water.
Blot the area with a soft cloth that has been moistened with the mixture. Continue blotting until the area is clean.
Rinse by blotting with clear water on a clean cloth.
Press on the area with a dry cloth to remove any excess water.
Allow the area to dry completely.