Help needed! iPhone has gum residue

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  1. solideliquid macrumors 6502

    solideliquid

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    Any tips on how to safely clean this gum residue??

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  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Where'd you buy it?

    And please use tIMG tags!
     
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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  4. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I'd suggest rubbing alchohol on a q-tip.
    I can not be held liable for any damages done to your iPhone by following my suggestion.
     
  5. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    Dissolve with acid.

    Alcohol should be fine. Not beer though.
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    if you are from the UK (or another country that uses the same name), a q-tip is a cotton bud
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    http://www.googone.com/

    No joke, the stuff works. I'd use a needle to scrape the gum out of the screw hole after you put a little bit of Goo Gone in their with a Q-Tip or something. :D
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just be careful as it might damage the glossy finish.

    I would have said acetone, but that would really destroy the plastic.
     
  9. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

    Next Tuesday

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    Use the magic eraser.
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    VERY GOOD POINT!

    In fact, I wouldn't use Goo Gone. :eek:
     
  11. solideliquid thread starter macrumors 6502

    solideliquid

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    UPDATE: Goo gone worked great! Just used a small dab and quickly wiped with a soft cloth.

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  12. iGary Guest

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    I wouldn't use Goo Gone more than once; it degrades plastic over time.

    Isopropyl alcohol next time. It will take longer, but it's long-term better on the plastic.
     
  13. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    lol i got "goo" on my coffee table and my mom used googone on it and it took off all the layers of stain and varnish, ruining my table.


    i would of had to restain my entire living room table sets to fix it and um.... i fixed it with covering the table with a doiley or however its spelled lol.


    glad it worked for you though.
     

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