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Old 09-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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Oil off concrete

This prob is not the right area to ask but couldn't find one on phone app. And I'm always in this 7.3 so thought id ask yall.

Before I stopped my oil leak (dip stick tube goes into oil pan) my Truck made a mess of the new concrete driveway at my place. Does anyone know of a good product or method to lift the oil stains??


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Old 09-27-2012, 10:26 AM
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I'd be interested in knowing too - I haven't found my leak yet, but I got a spot on the driveway I'd like to manage.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:02 AM
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I used some muratic acid to get oil off before. You don't want to leave it on too long though or it will destroy the cement.
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I used some dawn dish soap just squirt it on there and scrubb it around without any water leave it sit for a couple if hours then scrub off with water
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I'll give the Dawn a try - That's the brand we use so it won't cost me anything. Just hope the Mrs doesn't think I've gone loopy again.

When I clay bar, I usually wash the truck with Dawn first, so....you might see why she'd think that.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:28 PM
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you can try simple green.. if not goto your local home center and look for a commercial strenght degreaser.. dont know for sure if this would work - but you can also look into what they use on blacktop driveways to get the oil stains out before appling a sealcoat.

id start with simple green and a scrub brush though.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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No to the muratic acid... ive used "aluma bright" or "smoke remover" ACID, used to remove all the dirt out of aluminum wheels and turns them white (i polish aluminum as a side business) it would work good on concrete for stains but i went to home depot to get some muratic acid because i cant get my "aluma bright" where i live now. well home depo **** was strong and right away started to turn green and stain the driveway.

i'll try the soap in the morning and see what happens.

i bought something from canadian tire called OIL LIFT or something along those lines.. it lifts the oil off the surface off the driveway but leaves a pretty good mark still.

i know you will end up with a faint ring of the oil but im trying it get it atleast 80% off the driveway.
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I used some dawn dish soap just squirt it on there and scrubb it around without any water leave it sit for a couple if hours then scrub off with water
I second this. Let it soak in and it should come out.

Then, for CONCRETE and not PAVEMENT, grab some bleach, let it soak in, then wash it away.
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Simple green FTW
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Kitty litter soaks it up for some reason. I have no idea why. If you notice, most gas stations have a bag of it stashed near the diesel pumps.
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