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gum on LCD TV screen

by chakalie / July 17, 2010 2:46 PM PDT

What is a safe way to remove chewing gum from the middle of an LCD TV screen without damaging it?

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by givemeaname / July 18, 2010 6:29 AM PDT
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Let it dry out & it should just pop off.... It will take a few days maybe a week depending how hot is in the room.

You can try "gum off" (I think that is the name) but it could damage any anti reflective coating on the screen.

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by Maceman69 / July 21, 2010 9:53 PM PDT
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One easy way to get gum off is freezing it. But that might not be very easy on LCD screen. It might not even like it. The hardest part to eliminate is the moist...Maybe it's better not even try it Sad

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It's like gum on anything...
by griffinmill27516 / July 23, 2010 12:27 PM PDT
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Turn the display OFF. After a few minutes, lightly press a plastic film wrapped ice cube firmly against the gum. It will harden, become brittle, and will easily break away from the screen. Do NOT use any kind of solvent on the screen unless it's glass and unless you are positive that the screen isn't coated.

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Baby oil
by mwooge / July 23, 2010 12:32 PM PDT

Baby oil is said to work for carpets and such, though I'd try this as a last resort on a screen, as at best it'd still leave an oily spot on the screen. Do the ice-cube first.

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Gum on screen is easy.
by RQuance / July 23, 2010 1:29 PM PDT
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I have had the problem from children playing and fingers touching screen with other contaminants too. My solution of choice is Pine oil or orange oil. Both dissolve the gum slowly and will wipe off easily leaving a nice smell. If you do not like the residual smell clean the screen with your favorite cleaner when you are done. JUST MAKE SURE TO NOT LET OIL RUN DOWN SCREEN INTO BEZEL.

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That is a bad idea
by givemeaname / July 23, 2010 2:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Gum on screen is easy.

Gum is made of either Polyisobutylene or man made rubber, the oil dissolves the gum it will do damage to the screen.
The only 2 things anyone should put on there tv screen is Distilled water or TV/Montior cleaner & applied limitedly. You never want to use window/glass cleaner or anything like that, in some cases that can void the warranty.

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Gum on LCD TV screen
by Slotkar / July 24, 2010 2:54 AM PDT
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Try Gumout ;-}

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Gum on LCD TV Screen
by imbunky2 / July 25, 2010 5:09 PM PDT
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I agree with "givemeaname". However, a spot of any kind is very disruptive for years. If LCD cleaner won't work(the cleaner finally removed a HUGE deep crayon mark)after GENTLY applying elbow power for your lifetime, you can remove gum from any surface WITHOUT scissors (including the scalp/hair)with creamy peanut butter. I gently massage gobs of p.b. between my fingers and the item every time children/grandchildren or other "lil' angels" get it "smashed" into something. The p.b. dissolves the gum. Then wash whatever was "gummed" to remove the grease residue. (No pain for children and no embarassing haircuts!)

I still trying to figure out how to remove long hair caught in the rotating wheels of a remote controlled car - when the wheels have run up to the scalp - without using scissors! LOL (A grandmother)

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gum removal
by 2idjack / July 26, 2010 12:45 AM PDT
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try putting an ice cube on the gum until it is really cold and your able to pry it off easily. The cold spray we use to blow the computer may also work. Also you could stick it in the freezer for a short time. Wait for the lcd to thaw before using.

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