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Old 02-01-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default oil stain how do u clean it out?

had a huge spill on the garage floor the floor is cement. oil all over tried drying it best as I can. is there anything to get rid of the stain? the garage is rented so oil stain is no good
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:24 AM   #2
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I know this sounds nuts but try Coke.... the drink, not the white powdery stuff.
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Old 02-02-2004, 06:56 AM   #3
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Goof-off works pretty well, as well as any of the concrete cleaners/etchants (which are usually muriatic acid) - however, for most of the things which will work, you need to be able to apply them, then hose the area down to wash them off.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:16 AM   #4
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use dish soap and water
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Old 02-02-2004, 09:21 AM   #5
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engine degreaser

or simple green if u clean it right after the spill
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Old 02-02-2004, 09:47 AM   #6
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WD40, apply liberally, mop up.
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:17 PM   #7
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Kitty litter. Grind it in with your shoes. It's pretty absorbant stuff.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:40 AM   #8
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the hardware store will likely carry solvent thats designed to take oil stains out. Had to use some when an oil change went wrong (dont ask, windy day) at a friend's house. Usually comes in some kind of tin can.

I hear the "white powdery stuff" works well too, just gets expensive in a hurry.
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Old 02-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #9
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You can also spray brake/parts cleaner on the stain, then wipe with towels.
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Old 02-05-2004, 02:31 PM   #10
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Originally posted by armand1
You can also spray brake/parts cleaner on the stain, then wipe with towels.

thats what I do

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