What takes dirty motor oil off of concrete

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  1. Dec 4, 2012 #1

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    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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    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. :eek:
    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:
     
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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. :D
     
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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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    I've bookmarked this thread for when I need it! Thanks.
     
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    Super Clean and let it sit till you get around to using the hose
     
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    I think we have some shade tree mechanics on this site. . .:p
     
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    I used some RED coloured kitty litter on my new driveway (squished it into every oil drop) now I've got red spots all over the place.:mad:
     
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    U.K., right?
     

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