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Posted:Ok so i need a tip, and thought, instead of just asking my question, people can leave tips about all types of Domestic things, and ask questions.

I have chewing gum on a pair of black cotton trousers, I have most of it off, but there's a kind of shiny mark still on there (like the type of mark a slug leaves when going over ground...) How do i get it off?

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Wild Child
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Posted:Did you try the ice cube trick? Gets the gum really brittle so it's easier to pick off.

But it sounds like you've got it in the fibres now, so if that doesn't get anymore off, try ironing it over some paper to make it sticky and pull out abit, then the ice cube

Hope it works hun hug


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_Aime_
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Posted:petrol smile or if thats in short supply im sure parrafin would do the job, and I'm sure you have plenty of that!!
Put some on a cloth and rub it over the nasty chewing gum, and it should come off, then stick the trews in the wash/
sorted smile


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Posted:you arn't supposed to wash clothes with petrol on them, (in a machine!).... i mean, everyone does, but you arn't supposed to!

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DrBoo
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Posted:I'd agree with Wild Child's solution.
I'd suggest freezing your trousers and then picking off the remnants. If there is still a mark ironing over paper or kitchen roll usually does the trick.

ubbideaAlternatively, hold the trousers so that the mark is uppermost, and get a black marker pen. Apply the pen in short strokes to the trousers, thus colouring in the mark!

da daaaa!

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spritie
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Posted:Peanut butter will do the trick as well. Just rub a bit on the spot, rub the spot around, and it will easily be pickable off. Basically, any product that is slightly oily will do the trick (hence the mention of petrol or parafin as well).

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Posted:get some black emulsion paint and pain over the offending stainubblol

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:here's a great random tip, if you spill candle wax on your parents' best carpet when they were on holiday (as i did earlier this year), put ice on it, pick the frozen bits off, then!! This is the magic part! ...Get some brown paper, like the manilla post paper stuff, place it over the rest of the wax, and iron it off!! Brilliant!!
Now i need a tip! How the hell do i get fabric paint off of my trousers?! I spilt some whilst being creative!


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DrBoo
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Posted:Written by: jo_rhymes
How the hell do i get fabric paint off of my trousers?! I spilt some whilst being creative!



Umm....that one will probably be a bit difficult, being as it's meant to paint fabrics. Which is sounds like it's done! At least you know it works.

Maybe you could try making it into an interesting design feature? Or dye your trousers?

ubbrollsmile


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Blayze
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Posted:I can't help out with the fabric paint, but if you ever get ink on your clothes, spray the spot with hairspray (lots of it) and then wash it. It will come right out! smile

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Posted:Written by: jo_rhymes

Now i need a tip! How the hell do i get fabric paint off of my trousers?! I spilt some whilst being creative!



dylon make this thing called dygone. depending on what colour the paint is it might work, and depending on the colour of the trousers as well, you might end up with a worse pale patch, so test it somewhere unnoticable first!


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TinklePants
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Posted:If you have yukky sweat stains on clothes, soak the area in vinegar overnight then wash as normal smile

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:well the trousers are purple and the paint is yellow. my mum said it makes me look "more artistic". Hmm.
I'll keep with the picking technique for now. but because they're cords, the paint has gone right in the little groove bits. how inconvinient!! x x x


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TinklePants
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Posted:or you could dye the rest of the trousers the same colour...

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:yellow cords.......? I'd be eternally known as "joey banana legs"

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TinklePants
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Posted:hey I knew a guy back home with the most trippy monochrome patterns on his trousers - he was known as Jonathan Trousers!
It'll give you social status ubblol


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Posted:or you could be like weasel - he has paint all over his trousers (although he is an artist....)

he got accused of buying them like that ubblol ubblol

maybe you two could start a trend cool


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Posted:somebody on my course actually did have trousers like that, that were bought.... the paint was only on the bottom front half...

things always get stuck in cords, i have candle wax embedded in mine, i'd try the ironing trick if i had an iron, but i don't. My household tip is to try and ignore the stain on your clothes, until one day you notice that it has miraculously disappeared! ok, it doesn't work all the time, that's why i transform them into poi trousers; once they're covered in black marks, you barely notice the paint! but also it's fun to pick at things on your trousers...

back on topic, the miraculous disappearance trick did work for chewing gum though, the shine disappears once they been through the wash a few times


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animatEd
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Posted:I think purple and yellow cords would look awesome!! I would say to add mor yellow spoldges so it doesn't look so accidental.



But then I like purple and yellow together...



I also heard that WD40 is good for getting rid of chewing gum, in fact, it's useful in a lot of situations...


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Posted:you could always cover it up with a ptach, or applique something interesting over the top.

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it was the book of my dreams.

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TinklePants
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Posted:oooh gold glitter!

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Posted:pink fluff!

I had a dream that my friend had a
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it was the book of my dreams.

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:pink fluff??? gold glitter???
you're trying to get me beaten up aren't you!!!


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:To remove red wine...use white wine. (works best on a fresh spill)

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Lotus81
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Posted:Written by:
I also heard that WD40 is good for getting rid of chewing gum, in fact, it's useful in a lot of situations



If it moves and isn't suppose to...use duct tape...if it doesn't move and should...use WD40 weavesmiley


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Motley
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Posted:Written by: jo_rhymes

here's a great random tip, if you spill candle wax on your parents' best carpet when they were on holiday (as i did earlier this year), put ice on it, pick the frozen bits off, then!! This is the magic part! ...Get some brown paper, like the manilla post paper stuff, place it over the rest of the wax, and iron it off!! Brilliant!!
Now i need a tip! How the hell do i get fabric paint off of my trousers?! I spilt some whilst being creative!



Note: Do not do this:

A) using newspaper
B)on a cheap nylon carpet
C)with the iron on full heat

My housemate did all of the above, melted the newspaper into the carpet and we had the headline of the independent perminantly burnt in the centre of our lounge lolsign


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MiG
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Posted:teatowels work well, cos they're really absorbant.

And if you get el-cheapo ones, you can just throw them out instead of bogging up your washing machine.


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