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Oil stained Concrete

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sam c, May 17, 2001.

  1. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    The walker engine let go today and while limping back to the trailer (non knowing i was leaking oil) i left a trail down a six week old concrete walk. (which i installed) The oil was clean so the stains are not to bad but i have to get rid of them completly. Any suggestions on how to do that would be grately appreciated. Thank You
     
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    powerwash....
     
  3. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    Try coca cola, it works wonders!
     
  4. KD'sLawns

    KD'sLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Kitty litter, buy a cheap bag of cat litter. Put it down where the oil is and grind it into the concrete with your shoe. After a minute or so of grinding sweep up. The oil will be gone.
     
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    All good ideas above, I have tried Dawn dish detergent or Liquid Tide full strength. I also have put powered dry mix concrete right on the spot. The concrete binds some of the oil and lifts it out. The rest eventually reforms onto the concrete. I do this instead of the kitty litter, unless I scare a cat with my Walker.:p
     

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