Over the years my sons have gotten chewing gum on just about every surface imaginable. Goo Gone has saved carpets, car uphostery, clothing and many other things.
The first time I used Goo Gone was a few months after buying a new car in 2000. A crayon had fallen out of my son's backpack and we didn't notice it. When we found it, it had already melted onto the uphostery. I went in search of something to get it out and the clerk at the hardware store suggested Goo Gone.
I applied it with a clean white rag. Just dab some on the stain and let stand for a few minutes to give it a chance to work. After letting it stand go back and blot the stain with a clean cloth. It usually takes a few applications to remove crayon, gum or sticky candy but it will come out.
Goo Gone can also be used to remove those annoying stickers off glasses and such. It can also be used as a laundry pre-wash to remove lipstick or similar stains and will remove crayon marks from walls.
Goo Gone uses citrus oil as an ingredient so it has a citrusy scent. It is combustable and poisonous if swallowed so it needs to be stored in a safe place. It does have a childproof lid but if your children are anything like mine they figured these out at an early age.
If you have kids and need to remove a gooey, sticky mess, give Goo Gone a try.