How can i remove gum off leather?
Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:06 PM
-How long has the gum been stuck to the leather? Is it still sticky, or almost dried hard?
-What kind of leather? I know that some of the newer MB's are coming with uncoated full analine leather. Scratch the leather, does it get any lighter where you scratch? If yes, its uncoated.
-Where on the leather is the gum? Seams? Perforated section?
Either way, you're gonna need to be careful with this. First, remove as much of the gum as you can by hand. I use toothpics to help with prying it off. Next I mix a strong solution of woolite/water and swab the leftover gum/leather with q-tips. Ill let that soak, then I get to removing the leftover gum again with toothpics and patience.
There may be other fasters ways, but just remember patience is your best friend with this.
Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:31 PM
I pulled as much as I could off then used a solution of water and joy. At the time I didnt know much about detailing but for some reason that worked great. I just worked it in with a cloth and it came out no problem. I followed that with a leather conditioner.
Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:08 PM
I'd freeze it with an ice block and get a plastic knife and try to remove as much as possible
Exactly. After that, I use my Woolite/water mix and a nylon bristle scrub brush to remove the rest.
I test for Optimum, Clearkote, Meguiars
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