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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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how to clean concrete?

need some suggested methods and chemicals you use to get rid of oil, grease, antifreeze, and trans fluid from concrete garage/driveway's. my garage and driveway are a mess and no matter how careful i try to be i always spill something. problem is the house isn't owned so it will need to be completely cleaned whenever we move out in the future.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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put laundry detergent on them and let them sit in the sun for a couple of hours and rinse
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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Powder or liquid? sorry, for stealing post, but I have same problem:tonka:
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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I've seen some chemical cleaner at AutoZone last night. $10 for a gallon, claimed to clean up concrete to like new condition...no idea if it works...
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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lestoil, goop or undilluted totally awesome or muriatic acid.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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pour mineral spirits on it, sweep it into the floor, cover it with floor dry... Sweep the floordry up when it's dry and reuse it.

That's what we do.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #7
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garage or driveway?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #8
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wd40 or coke cola and then finish with powder laundry soap
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #9
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Power washer with a semi aggressive tip on it, takes some time but it will all wash out. A kerosene fired power washer would work as well. You can rent them. Take oil dry and crush it with your feet and work it into the concrete, this helps to absorb the oil but will not permantley remove the stain.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #10
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good suggestions keep them coming. helpful info for anyone who works on there own stuff.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #11
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #12
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lol. remember not my house. if it was i would have put some kind of coating on the floor a long time ago.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #13
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lol. remember not my house. if it was i would have put some kind of coating on the floor a long time ago.
I know I just thought it was good for a laugh.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #14
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pour mineral spirits on it, sweep it into the floor, cover it with floor dry... Sweep the floordry up when it's dry and reuse it.

That's what we do.
x2 thats what i do works awsome!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #15
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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #16
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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #17
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ill need to borrow an excavator in a while...digging a swimming pool!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #19
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wd40 or coke cola and then finish with powder laundry soap
x2 on the coca cola....heard it cleans blood off the cement real well too.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #20
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ill need to borrow an excavator in a while...digging a swimming pool!
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x2 on the coca cola....heard it cleans blood off the cement real well too.
it does.
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