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Originally Posted by Dr_Pain
I would love to say that I agree with the above, but I don't. Heat and gum will make a MESS!!!
Here is what I would do (assuming you are dealing with a small area). I would FREEZE the daylight out of that gum, either with a plastic bag full of ice (making sure not to wet the leather), or with one of those compressed air can. This will actually make the gum rock hard and less gummy, and will make the leather tight. I would then use a small sewing needle to pick out the gum out of each perforation.
I wish you luck!..... and let us know about the results (don't forget the pictures)
when I was a lot younger and even more "foolish-er"
than I am nowadays... TO WIT:
A quite ambidextrous bar maid, at one my favorite watering-holes, used ice cubes to remove
some chewing gum that had, somehow, become inadvertently affixed to my pants.
This trick...worked very nicely.
(It was great to have, onsite, one so well-endowed in this knowledge-base.) Afterwards
I must have been mumbling aloud...because:
She said that this gum-removal treatment of hers had never failed to work,
regardless of the material-goods it was stuck to.
The only drawback was that I had to have a few more libations in order for the:
Wetness to disappear...before making the trek to the homestead....