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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #21
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You can borrow one if you need it
I saw a 375 cat and a 385 working together by my house the other day WOW
I have a 300 komatsu and a couple of 320 cats and they make those look small.
I'd like to try a 1000 komatsu out, if you have one of them I would borrow it. You will move it of coarse. lol






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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #22
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x2 on the coca cola....heard it cleans blood off the cement real well too.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #23
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x2 on the muriatic acid, it's good for the really soaked in stains.

If it's going to mean a costly exit (security deposit) rent an industrial floor scrubber.



We use these at the shop, it makes concrete look like new.
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SG super degreaser, works fairly well for taking oils off the concrete.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #25
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Really cheap kitty litter works well also, put it down and grind it into the concrete with your feet, leave it for a couple days, sweep up. what it doesn't soak up it chaulks over it hiding it a little.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #28
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x2 on the muriatic acid, it's good for the really soaked in stains.
Isn't that used in manufacturing Meth as well?

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I tried the excavator once, but the stain would just not go away....

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put laundry detergent on them and let them sit in the sun for a couple of hours and rinse

Dish detergent for the dishwasher is actually better. It's more caustic and contains bleach.

Just get a couple boxes of the cheap powder and mix it up on the floor with water - let it sit and see how it goes. I use it for laundry, too, instead of bleach. Something I learned back in my textiles classes days.
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Really cheap kitty litter works well also, put it down and grind it into the concrete with your feet, leave it for a couple days, sweep up. what it doesn't soak up it chaulks over it hiding it a little.
I use the same thing all the time for getting rid of stains. It works pretty well and if nothing else it dulls the color of the stain the some powder residue kinda hides it. Heh, it worked when we were selling our old house......:miff:
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #33
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Won't have any stains whatsoever :tonka:
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from: http://www.masterhandyman.com/column...bdate=20050709

Cleaning or cover-up: Garage floors often become dirty over the years. Good all-purpose cleaners such as Trisodium Phosphate or Simple Green and water will clean but don't have the power to remove oil and transmission-fluid stains.

Edgewater Technologies' Pour-N-Restore ( www.pour-n-restore.com, (800) 508-7939) removes oil stains easily. Pour on, let dry for between 5 and 7 hours and then brush away. Older stains may require reapplication. Brush in the product the second time.

If the entire surface of the garage floor looks bad, you may want to try a new product some top-flight professionals have recommended to me. The cleaner is a bioremediation product that uses a blend of naturally occurring microorganisms to deactivate chemical spills and remove oil from concrete and asphalt. There are separate concrete and asphalt products.

Shop Absorbent, the garage floor product, is made by American Cleaning Technologies ( www.accclean.com, (303) 833-3613). It costs $20 for 25 pounds, which is enough to clean 2,500 square feet. Product application takes 15 minutes per 100 square feet, but the product requires 4 to 6 moisture-free hours to attach itself to the concrete and begin to work. Ingredients remain active for about six months.

One caveat: I have not personally used this product, but photos show a pronounced whitening of the surface during the cleaning process.
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i am doing this right now (caked in bar and chain oil with drywall dust/and 3 v8s full of oil on floor)

-and i have tryed muraic acid to recomended dilution then full strength with little improvment.

-i have tryed tsp/and phosphate free tsp only a little better.

-full concentration degreeser no go.

-the only thing that kicked the floors butt was gas and dish soap with a hard bristle broom and wash it out with water. only problem is it is super dangerous and it stinks bad.it woked for me that is all
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x2 on the muriatic acid, it's good for the really soaked in stains.

If it's going to mean a costly exit (security deposit) rent an industrial floor scrubber.



We use these at the shop, it makes concrete look like new.
how much are those to rent, and where do I go?
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how much are those to rent, and where do I go?
Reggie Harris is my sales rep for those machines. 248-770-5335
I've known him for years since he was our leasing rep for the Tech Center. Maybe he can help you out.
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does anyone coat the concrete floor after it is poured? When I was in the Marine Corps, we used to wax concrete floors, and build up a thick leyer of high-gloss wax. After a while, it would be so thick and somewhat impervious to everything but gasoline and pine-sol. Does anyone make a protectant that can stand up to caustic fluids?
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does anyone coat the concrete floor after it is poured? When I was in the Marine Corps, we used to wax concrete floors, and build up a thick leyer of high-gloss wax. After a while, it would be so thick and somewhat impervious to everything but gasoline and pine-sol. Does anyone make a protectant that can stand up to caustic fluids?
theres stuff called u-coat it. theres a store somewhere around here. it's basically a floor paint that when dry is like a laminated floor. spills just wipe up. if we owned our house i would have done that a long time ago.
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