Washing a Peak Design camera bag?

6 months 3 days ago #655863 by Howard T
I always get side tracked when I come to this site with other post and nearly always forget to post what I originally came here for!  

I have the light grey Peak Design messenger that I have managed to set down in chewing gum, right on the front side of the bag and it's not coming out and now looks like this black mess rubbed around.  

As a last ditch effort to cleaning this, I'm going to put into the wash. Or I would like to if it won't completely destroy the bag.  If it wasn't gum, I'd be OK with the smudge, but knowing this has been in someone else mouth, on the ground and now stuck and rubbed to hell on my bag, just get's under my skin. 

Actually if you have any tips on how to remove/clean this, I'm all ears.   I have tried the ice cube thing, that didn't work.  


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6 months 3 days ago #655913 by Sassy Girl
This should help you out, that's unfortunate about the gum!

Hope it comes out.



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6 months 3 days ago #655937 by Rick Larin
You'll need something stronger than that.  I would guess maybe mineral spirits.  Honestly, I have never had good luck with getting gum out.  Might be a lost cause.  Sorry bud.  


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6 months 3 days ago #655939 by Greg Friedman
Sorry pal, there is no way that is going to come out if you have it rubbed in that much.  Time to Old Yeller that bag!  


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6 months 3 days ago #655947 by Stanly
If you have rubbed that till it’s smeared into the fibers, agree, nothing you are going to do will get that out.  Put a decal or sew something over it?

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6 months 2 days ago #655988 by Uplander
Yeah not going to come out.  Have you tried Oxy Clean?


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6 months 2 days ago #656077 by ShutterPal
+1 

Best bet is stick an Apple sticker over it.  Or something.  Gum will not come out with out damaging your fabrics of the bag at this point.  


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6 months 2 days ago #656125 by EOS_Fan
Have you tried heating it up with hair dryer and lightly rubbing with clean cloth?


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6 months 21 hours ago #656280 by Camera Diva
Pour vinegar on gum.

Pour white vinegar into a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave. Dip a toothbrush into the warm liquid and rub the vinegar into the gum; the acid will soften the gum and help release it from the fabric.

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5 months 4 weeks ago #656343 by Patty Ganahl

Camera Diva wrote: Pour vinegar on gum.

Pour white vinegar into a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave. Dip a toothbrush into the warm liquid and rub the vinegar into the gum; the acid will soften the gum and help release it from the fabric.



I was going to say the same thing.  Vinegar works on much more than you think too!  


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5 months 4 weeks ago #656478 by Cliff
Did it come out with the vinegar?  


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5 months 3 weeks ago #656774 by Brody Kross
Then how do you get the vinegar smell out?  For me, that is worse than the gum.  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #657737 by J Photo Man
Hey Howard, what ended up happening with this?


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