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    Is there a product to get rid of oil stains on concrete? The parking spot I have has a ton of oil stains from whoever lived there before and that just really gets to me. anything I can "wash" the concrete with?

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Simple Green and a power washer might lift them?

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Brake cleaner

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Lots of concrete etching compounds that you use before you put down epoxy, Try this stuff maybe http://www.seal-krete.com/osr.htm

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    matches?

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    Lestoil - the stuff works great. 2nd place for me would be simple green.

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Start with kitty litter... really grind it in there with your feet... Works better than you'd expect. Clean up what's left with solvents.

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    What actually works friggin awesome is the material inside sheetrock. Someone had recommended it to me and I tried it with an old piece I had lying around. It lifts the oldest oil stains really well.

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    What actually works friggin awesome is the material inside sheetrock. Someone had recommended it to me and I tried it with an old piece I had lying around. It lifts the oldest oil stains really well.
    Gypsum, I know where you can get a ton of it.




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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Dave's insanity sauce


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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    What actually works friggin awesome is the material inside sheetrock. Someone had recommended it to me and I tried it with an old piece I had lying around. It lifts the oldest oil stains really well.
    no shiznit. we got tons of scrap drywall at work. sweeeeet

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    There's a special heat gun that's made for this. I've seen pavers use it and I know I saw one for sale at Home Depot in the past.

    When you heat up the tarmac, the oil rises to the surface. That's when you throw down your Speedy Dry or other absorbant material.

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Quote Originally Posted by bergs View Post
    There's a special heat gun that's made for this. I've seen pavers use it and I know I saw one for sale at Home Depot in the past.

    When you heat up the tarmac, the oil rises to the surface. That's when you throw down your Speedy Dry or other absorbant material.
    He said concrete man concrete.....

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    It's going to be the same outcome.

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    IF it gets rain....

    kerosene will move lots of it relatively safely

    Then dawn about 50/50 with water spay let soak in or srub with very stiff brush

    do it a day before a big rain storm ...SSSHHH!

    You might finish the tough ones with carb cleaner spray and bloking

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    speedy dry and your foot.

    Oil Stains????... Is that what they are calling it now a days...

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    Well, after more research I discovered that "micro organisms" is the answer and not heat. Guess that's only used for oil on tar...

    Micro organisms




    Another method

    Yet another method

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    bergs is so smart and dreamy

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    Re: getting rid of oil stains

    put oil all over the rest of the floor

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