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Old 03-19-2008, 08:20 PM
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Angry Cement Removal...

Well long story short we had concrete work done at work and the truck drivers were washing the spouts of their trucks off RIGHT NEXT TO MY TRUCK!!! So when I washed it earlier I have cement specks all over my truck... Any ideas of how to get it off without feeling like I am playing a scratch off ticket on the side of my truck? I want to get it all off before I get it clay barred and waxed so it doesn't inflict more damage to my baby!!!
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:24 PM
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Ouch! I can't help you get it off your truck, but if it were me I'd have a word with the manager of the Redi Mix company that delivered the concrete...
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If it hasn't been washed in a while, there might've been enough dust on there for a "hotsy" hot water pressure washer to knock it off. Put a zero tip on there if you have to, just try to hold it at like a 45 degree angle...good luck.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:30 PM
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If its just splash from a truck washing out its probably mostly portland cement, not actual concrete. IT should come off with a pressure washer, if it doenst a lite rub should take it off. Now if its thick and is full of sand it could get a bit tough. I do concrete work and it happens all the time from trucks washing out or driving through the stuff.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:33 PM
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Doesnt petroleum products, like WD40 take cement off? I know kerosene and diesel eats blacktop.
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concrete is a whole nother animal. Im sure its just watered down portland. Should come off pretty easily
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Cement isn't a petroleum product(i don't think), like asphalt is.
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heard this on CarTalk...

Muriatic acid I think is the stuff. Won't damage the paint or clear coat. Not sure of the dilution though. Look on cartalk.com, I think they archive their shows. You can get the acid at a hardware store.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:37 PM
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nope its portland cement, aggregate and sand. I would only use the acid if its really thik. If you dont dillute in enough it is some farely potent stuff
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Well my trucks was filthy but that didn't seem to help... The worst part was where my tires splashed it up when I moved my truck... I was at the car wash with a semi-heated, semi-high pressure sprayer trying to get it off but I had to scrape at it with my fingernail to get it off... and yes I will be calling someone about getting this issue resolved tomorrow
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