Today someone stick chewing gum to the floor mat of my car. It look pretty badZ how can I remove it? I m trying to freeze it with ice packs and then remove it but it is not helping enter image description here

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    Are you trying to freeze it by placing the ice packs around the spot? That won’t work, you need to at minimum place the packs directly on the spot, better yet, place the mat in your freezer (wrapping it would be a good idea for hygienic reasons).
    – Stephie
    Commented Aug 27, 2023 at 7:18
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Remove the mat from the car.

Put it in deep freeze for an hour. (-18 F 0 C)

Get ready:

You want a short radius corner to wrap around.

You want to bend the mat itself in a sharp bend. A chunk of flat iron bar sock clamped upright would be great. Try over the edge of your freezer.

If this doesn't work you need to be more brittle: Chill it with dry ice. Caution: Burn hazard.

Once it's brittle, run under it with a kitchen fork.

Refreeze if you need to and get the last with a slicker brush (fine wire dog brush)


I would try compressed air that you can use to dust computer keys. The air comes out pretty cold, but I would try a small spot first just in case. I knew someone who gave himself a spot of frostbite playing with it.

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