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Old July 21st, 2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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So What's the best method ya'll have used to clean up the various auto fluids that have spilled on the driveway?
e.g. Oil, Trans Fluid, Gear oil etc.
I'm good about using an oil dry etc when it happens, but over time there are small leaks from the vehicles and other small spills that don't get cleaned up.

Trying to get as much cleaned up as possible prior to have it seal coated.
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Use old gas.
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Use old gas.
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Don't use old gas!!! Gas will eat the asphalt. Zep makes a good cleaner. Gas and diesel will melt asphalt. I will get the exact name of the cleaner from my brother he is a asphalt forman for ajax. They use diesel in buckets on the jobsite to clean the tools.
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So What's the best method ya'll have used to clean up the various auto fluids that have spilled on the driveway?
e.g. Oil, Trans Fluid, Gear oil etc.
I'm good about using an oil dry etc when it happens, but over time there are small leaks from the vehicles and other small spills that don't get cleaned up.

Trying to get as much cleaned up as possible prior to have it seal coated.
I had my driveway seal coated a few months ago, Cleaning it was inlcuded. 75ft driveway cost me $320.
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I had my driveway seal coated a few months ago, Cleaning it was inlcuded. 75ft driveway cost me $320.
That seems kinda steep. Who did you use?
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I used to use Tide or any other laundry detergent.....with a bit of water...scrub it in real good and rinse off. Also had my driveway coated every 2 years.
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Dawn dish soap works pretty good.

Does coating actually do anything other than make it look freshly painted?
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That seems kinda steep. Who did you use?
They had to bring in some ashphalt and fill a few holes (giggity) I actually don't remember the name of the company. I'll look for the receipt.
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X2 on the dish soap.

But soda blasting is so much easier and looks like new after.
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No gas on the asphalt, assholes





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Dawn dish soap works pretty good.

Does coating actually do anything other than make it look freshly painted?


Coating it helps more with filling in all the little cracks and places where the aggregate has gotten exposed a bit to stop water penetration in the winter.
Ice bad.


I'll try the soap and laundry detergent.

Last time i had it done the cleaned what they could but didn't want to get too invasive with the cleaning for fear of it not drying and then having the sealer not stick too well that day.
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