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clean oil/diesel stain on concrete??

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:09 PM
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what cleaner works for removing or reducing diesel and oil stains in cement, like on a nice driveway? I have a pressure washer available, along with being willing to get whatever soap/solvent I need...
 
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:49 PM
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i hear vinegar works to clean concrete
 
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:02 PM
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someone told me oven cleaner over PM, I'm familiar with using that on degreasing metals but I'm worried it might bleach or etch the cement.
 
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concrete colored spray paint
 
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:21 PM
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Coke a cola
 
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:24 PM
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good ol Tide and a stiff bristle bruss..............in my shop I use floor dry and do a jig on it ......stain all gone
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:17 PM
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DM, I don't think the paint would stick to the oil spot. maybe I should just rubber coat the driveway.

unfortunately it's not sealed so I don't know that floor dry will help. I'll try the dancing tide technique though. maybe a detergent/floor dry/coke combo!!
 
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hehe its a good idea tho
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
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I have found that there is no 1 solution for removing oil stains. I have tried many different ones and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. The sooner you can get at it the better. This stuff works pretty good Clean Oil Stain, Driveway Oil Stain, Concrete Oil Stain Removal, Cleaning Oil Stain
 
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:33 PM
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I use oil eater sometimes it take a a bit of scrubbing but the stuff will eat away just bout anything and its environmentally friendly since I live in stupid tree huggerland
 

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