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Wuzzat? 12-04-2012 04:38 PM

What takes dirty motor oil off of concrete
 
besides Gunk?
Will acetone work? How about carburetor cleaner?
I've got some other strong solvents in the basement that I can maybe use.

oldognewtrick 12-04-2012 05:16 PM

Get as much up as you can with paper towels and rags, then make a paste out of Tide laundry detergent (powdered) and let it it for a while keeping it wet. Then take a stiff bristle brush and scrub.

nealtw 12-04-2012 05:20 PM

I've used gas and sawdust, sweep it around with a stiff broom. It'll take the bulk of it off so you don't track it in the house. After that Sunlight dish soap will take most of the stain out [sometimes].

Wuzzat? 12-05-2012 08:21 AM

Thanks, guys. I'll try these less aggressive methods first before I use solvents.

dougpke 01-10-2013 09:46 AM

As a second to last resort use muriatic acid. As a last resort, use a jackhammer..... ;-)

Wuzzat? 01-10-2013 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougpke (Post 81995)
As a second to last resort use muriatic acid. As a last resort, use a jackhammer..... ;-)

I bought that acid to remove stains from wet concrete on brick and I have not yet used it. :(
And I have a radio in the basement that I have been meaning to install in my truck since 2003. :o
It seems those oil stains from when I replaced a head gasket are not very noticeable so I guess now I may never do it. :beer:

oldognewtrick 01-10-2013 03:32 PM

Well, there ya go, problem solved.

nealtw 01-10-2013 04:58 PM

Before you jack hammer it out just paint the driveway with used oil, People just try to hard. :D

drewdin 01-10-2013 06:41 PM

did you try kitty litter? I use that to remove all the oil I have ever spilled

Wuzzat? 01-11-2013 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drewdin (Post 82039)
did you try kitty litter? I use that to remove all the oil I have ever spilled

I've bookmarked this thread for when I need it! Thanks.


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