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Postby surfboardfiller » Tue 18.03.2008, 22:24

Does anyone have 1st hand experience of cleaning up an oil spill on a concrete floor! :? I need to clean up as I move out and am in the sh1t if I can't get this out. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease help!
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Postby Enright » Tue 18.03.2008, 22:31

Mop/soak up as much as you can, then sprinkle cement on it.
That's what they use at racetracks, and I can vouch for it.
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Postby ailwyn » Tue 18.03.2008, 22:33

I've only ever used washing up liquid neat on wet oil, but you could try that, or halfrauds sell a hand cleaner (about a fiver I think) which has little beads or something in it as well as a degreaser, so that may have an abrasive effect - leaves my hands nicely exfoliated after an oil-change.

Failing that, coarse sandpaper?
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Re: Garage floor claner

Postby Paul.P » Tue 18.03.2008, 22:33

surferphil wrote:Does anyone have 1st hand experience of cleaning up an oil spill on a concrete floor! :? I need to clean up as I move out and am in the sh1t if I can't get this out.


Phil, ive used Jizer before, just tip some on the floor, rub in with a stiff brush, then after about 10mins, wash off with water. Should come up ok, but don't forget concrete is porous, so it may of stained ?.
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Postby Gary » Tue 18.03.2008, 23:09

You could always paint the floor ?
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Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 18.03.2008, 23:10

Mop up as much as possible with cat litter (preferably new) or cement (as Neil) says. Then brush in some Jizer (as Paul says), lay newspaper on top and walk around on it to soak as much up as possible. Wash with hot soapy water.

If it's still bad and you've got time, you could always paint it with concrete paint (then it doesn't soak in any more!)
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Postby Dave Eds » Tue 18.03.2008, 23:12

GeoffSmith wrote:Mop up as much as possible with cat litter (preferably new) or cement (as Neil) says. Then brush in some Jizer (as Paul says), lay newspaper on top and walk around on it to soak as much up as possible. Wash with hot soapy water.

If it's still bad and you've got time, you could always paint it with concrete paint (then it doesn't soak in any more!)


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Postby rip » Tue 18.03.2008, 23:30

I have heard that Coca-Cola works well. Never tried it myself though. I drink it first :D
May need to be fizzy too...otherwise you lose the carbonic acid.
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Re: Garage floor claner

Postby Monty » Wed 19.03.2008, 00:05

Monty wrote:Phil, ive used my Jize before, rub in with a stiffy, then after about 10mins, wash off with water. Should come ok


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Postby DaveT » Wed 19.03.2008, 00:13

rip wrote:otherwise you lose the carbonic acid.



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Re: Garage floor claner

Postby chris.t » Wed 19.03.2008, 00:14

Monty wrote:
Paul.P wrote:Phil, ive used my Jize before, rub in with a stiffy, then after about 10mins, wash off with water. Should come ok


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Re: Garage floor claner

Postby DaveT » Wed 19.03.2008, 00:21

Monty wrote:
Paul.P wrote:Phil, ive used my Jize before, rub in with a stiffy, then after about 10mins, wash off with water. Should come ok


:-D


Doesnt the concrete make your stiffy sore, and with the amount you and Dico drink I doubt youll be able to keep it going for 10 mins.
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Postby theelanman » Wed 19.03.2008, 02:27

wots youre floor at the moment????
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Postby Dave Eds » Wed 19.03.2008, 07:31

theelanman wrote:wots youre floor at the moment????



The bit opposite the ceiling and at right angles to the walls :roll:
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Postby DaveT » Wed 19.03.2008, 07:36

Dave Eds wrote:
theelanman wrote:wots youre floor at the moment????



The bit opposite the ceiling and at right angles to the walls :roll:
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Postby Dico » Wed 19.03.2008, 09:37

Dave Eds wrote:
theelanman wrote:wots youre floor at the moment????



The bit opposite the ceiling and at right angles to the walls :roll:


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Postby Sy V » Wed 19.03.2008, 09:44

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Postby paulwatkins » Wed 19.03.2008, 09:44

If it hasn't soaked in too deeply, get the power washer on it.

Or


put a bit of old carpet over it and deny all knowledge :-D
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Postby theelanman » Wed 19.03.2008, 10:34

DaveT wrote:
Dave Eds wrote:
theelanman wrote:wots youre floor at the moment????



The bit opposite the ceiling and at right angles to the walls :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

You'd get a gold star for that at work David- if only they knew. The level of training at Taylor-Wimpey knows no bounds.......



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Postby andyhaworth » Wed 19.03.2008, 11:10

From having a couple of kit cars with leaky CVH's and the odd wonky gearbox, I've always managed to get the drive clean using Gunk. Not suitable for tarmac, but fine on concrete. Think it was about £5 for a small can, just pour it over, leave it half an hour, then pressure wash it
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