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Old 12-04-2012, 05:38 PM  
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Default 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.


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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.


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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].
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Thanks, guys. I'll try these less aggressive methods first before I use solvents.
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As a second to last resort use muriatic acid. As a last resort, use a jackhammer..... ;-)
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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.
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.
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Well, there ya go, problem solved.
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Before you jack hammer it out just paint the driveway with used oil, People just try to hard.
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did you try kitty litter? I use that to remove all the oil I have ever spilled
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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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