Remove Chewing Gum From Clothing With Bengal Oil and a Plastic Bag

If you accidentally sit on an elastic band, there is still hope for your favorite jeans. With a little Bengai meat and a sandwich bag, you can break the gum stickiness and take it off right away.

This video from Consumer Reports YouTube shows you a clever way to keep elastic from your clothes, even if the elastic has cut deep into the fabric. First heat the gum with a hair dryer or heat gun, then use a plastic knife (to avoid damaging the fabric) to scrape off as much of the gum as possible. Then add some Bengai butter and rub it into the glued area, then use a plastic bag (like a Ziploc sandwich bag) to collect whatever is left. The methyl salicyclate in Bengay will dissolve the gum base and help it stick to the plastic bag as you remove the last residue.

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