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Help-Clean up Oil Spill

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BEAR5614, May 10, 2006.

  1. BEAR5614

    BEAR5614 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    My small lawn tractor had an oil leak last week [now repaired] which left the motor platform a real mess with gunk.
    What is the best way to clean it up? I think if I use a pressure washer I'll cause electrical and bearing problems. Should I use laundry detergent, paint thinner or something else?
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    full strengh Simple Green.......spray it on....wait a few minutes.......hose it off.......repeat if needed
  3. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Posts: 365

    If you can reach everything with your hand, wipe it down with a rag with a little naptha on it. Be sure to be in well ventilated area with no chance of a spark, etc.. Personally I would use gas, but I won't suggest it because of the safety issues.
  4. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    buy a can of Gunk Engine cleaner,,,, hose it on,,, wait,, hose it off,,, Repeat if nessecary:laugh: brake clean works wonders for small mess's like that also.

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