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Old 08-11-2004, 05:53 PM
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stains of crete

Over the years I've tried everything under the sun, but to no avail. If it's a new spill, not problem. But if it's old, it is now a modern day pictograph.
Concrete is very porous, so I suspect we're just swimming up the proverbial stain creek.
I do have a $30,000 driveway that was sealed and my leaking 55 ford doesn't stain it. So, I know the sealer is worth it.

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Old 08-11-2004, 06:58 PM
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The company POR-15 makes a liquid cleaner called "Marine Clean." I use it regularly to remove oil-stains from my concrete driveway (and any other grease-stain). Most every other product from POR-15 ( http://www.por-15.com ) blows-it, but I buy this cleaner by the gallons. I use it to degrease engines and everything else... it smells like oven-cleaner but it's much more convenient. Be sure to dilute it at-least 1:1 with water (it actually works better with water than it does straight). Hope it helps! -Kustomizer
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I just painted my garage floor and the paint pulled up old spills I made long ago (and thought I had cleaned up good!!!!) and gave the ahem.... WHITE PAINT !!! a yellow tinge that refused to harden. I scrubbed the paint off of these spots with a little reducer and noticed if I poured a fair amount on the spill, the yellow was washing away in the puddle of reducer. I then re-scrubbed the spots after letting the reducer sit on them for a couple of minutes and touched the floor up and it turned out perfect. The hardest stuff to get out was the 80-90 gear oil spots. Elbow grease and old miracryl will do wonders.
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:27 AM
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oil stains on floor!!!

G to this site and read Plaese!!!
http://www.faqfarm.com/Home/25598
This will tell you more about the acid I suggested earlier and is does work just don't leave it on long enough to etch it K!!
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:49 AM
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I use simple green, Dish detergent(Cuts Oil) Kitty litter and you can buy a concrete cleaner from home hardware or a place like that, Then use a pressure washer to spray it into your neighbors yard..jk. It will leave a slight discoloration, but you will have one anyway...


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Old 08-12-2004, 05:09 PM
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WD 40

I second the use of wd40. Just did it again last night. I usually will blot up the oil first with paper towels....spray a good anmount of wd40 on the spot and then wipe it all up. 2 hours later...no mark. And oh yea, fix the hinge on the pantry closet with the balance of the can.

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We use a product called Grease Blaster. Takes oil and any other stains right off and leaves the concrete looking like new.
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Concrete stains

Answer :Tri Sodium phosphate (TSP) available at your local hardware store . Proffesional masonary cleaner .
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:13 AM
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steve here take some laundry detergent like tide and spred it all around heavy put some water on it just to wet the top and soke in let stay over night then scrub with water and a brush wash off this works for me very well and i spill oil all the time hope this helps
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Old 08-15-2004, 08:45 PM
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Here's what I do and it works pretty good.....
  • Spray the spots with WD ~40 until it starts to lift the stain.
  • After 15 or so minutes wipe that up, and hose the floor down.
  • Then I take a Cup of laundry detergent and a Street Broom, And work it into a good soapy lather, Let that sit about 15 to 30 minutes then hose it off...
  • Then I Apply about 2 cups Bleach and work that in with the street broom to the whole floor...
  • Then just let it dry.

Leaves a nice bone white Floor.

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Will have to try some of these home remedies for concrete cleaning.
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