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Getting rid of oil stains on driveway?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by lmfy2k, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. lmfy2k

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    over the years, our driveway has collected some oil stains from various cars that have had minor oil leaks.

    i took the jet spray out yesterday and the oil stains were not cleaning.

    what stuff do u need to use to get it off? any special detegent needed?

    thanks!
     
  2. Gilly

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    IIRC coke gets rid of oil quite well. Don't know if thats an old wive's tale or not.
     
  3. vanpeebles

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    you can buy some stuff called GUNK too
     
  4. N3M

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    Halfords stock Gunk driveway cleaner failing the coke...
     
  5. Gilly

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    Dude sort your sig out :p
     
  6. Glaucus

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    wives tail...

    white spirits/meths ect will help... As will spraying some wd40 on and washing that off.
     
  7. lmfy2k

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    thanks guys, will pay halfrauds a visit :)
     
  8. N3M

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    I have not clue where that came from!??? :confused:

    Cheers tho!
     
  9. Gilly

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    How many wives have you seen with tails?
    :)
     
  10. djbenjo

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    If you can get hold of a high pressure steam cleaner it comes off quicker than a quick thing.
     
  11. Chronos-X

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    Mustard or fire (for freshly laid spills) :eek:
     
  12. Oracle

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    OMG, do none of you know about Washing up liquid! Sheesh! Surely you've got some in the house to avoid a trip to Halfrauds! After all, Fairy Liquid breaks down greese a treat!
     
  13. djbenjo

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    Washing up liquid doesn't work at all for decent manly oil stains.
     
  14. lmfy2k

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    does this serious work? i do have some of that swarfega (that i used to clean oil from my hands!), i dont wanna drap the jet washe rout to find that it dont work lol!
     
  15. Gribs

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    Quite agree. Fairy liquid is excellent.
     
  16. Chris1712

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    I heard that WD40 infact works very well?
     
  17. Gribs

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    Are you joking? The solvents will probably suspend some of the oil and maybe spread it out but wd40 contains oil.
     
  18. ci_newman

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    I've used washing powder (i.e. Bold) with superb effect!!

    Left no stains at all. Although, you will need to get on your hands and knees with a nail-brush :p