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Posted: 4/24/2016 4:30:18 PM EDT
My vehicle recently had a leaking power steering hose and I have oil spots on my driveway that's only a year old and looks like trash.

The best method I have seen so far is to use brake cleaner.
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Concrete or gravel?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:33:18 PM EDT
Dawn dish soap and a scrub brush.
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Kitty litter and a broom
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:34:59 PM EDT
Try absorbing the spots with cement powder (sack-Crete)
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Oxyclean.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Kitty litter and a broom
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worked pretty good for some spilled auto transmission fluid
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This.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:36:14 PM EDT
Spread powdered laundry soap and tamp it down. The soap will absorb it.
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Originally Posted By MBUZICHOMA:
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This. A cheap wire brush.

It may take a couple tries depending on the depth the oil penetrated.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:37:31 PM EDT
On concrete straight castrol super clean..pour it on scrub good with a broom and hose it off............
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:38:13 PM EDT
Get a sham-WOW
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Brake clean


Then get a gravel driveway and you won't even need an oil catch pan for oil changes anymore
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 5:38:53 PM EDT
Harbor Freight.
This is how the driveway guys do it before they reseal it for you;

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Leave it on there for a few days. I use it when the UPS leaks oil in my drive way. Works very well.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 5:48:22 PM EDT
I've had good results with purple power
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 5:51:03 PM EDT
Prell shampoo

Do they still make it?
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This.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Kitty litter and a broom


This.


X3. Got to soak it up then anything left can be hit with lye and the pressure washer.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 5:57:38 PM EDT
Concrete?
NOTHING works better than chlorinated brake solvent and a clean rag.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 5:58:00 PM EDT
Move.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 5:59:30 PM EDT
I'm in the kitty litter/broom club.

But you could also just spill oil over the rest of the driveway so it matches.
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Fire
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Originally Posted By shocktrp:
Harbor Freight.
This is how the driveway guys do it before they reseal it for you;

http://www.backyardworkshop.com/images/stories/AluminumFoundry/2-PropaneTankandTorch.jpg
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That looks like it might be useful for other applications, too. Weeds, starting burn pits, disciplining tresspassers.
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Originally Posted By MBUZICHOMA:
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Exactly, 100% soap on spill scrub, let it sit, add water, scrub more hose off - stain is gone.
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Tannerite
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Grind that kitty litter in until it's a fine powder that fills all of the concrete pores. Let it sit a few days and then sweep it off.
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Purple power concrete cleaner from auto zone or o'reilly works wonders.
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Originally Posted By shocktrp:
Harbor Freight.
This is how the driveway guys do it before they reseal it for you;

http://www.backyardworkshop.com/images/stories/AluminumFoundry/2-PropaneTankandTorch.jpg
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This is the best thing I ever got from harbor freight. Loud as fuck. Fun when you've had 12 beers and want to kill weeds
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Throw your AR down it a few times.
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Prell shampoo

Do they still make it?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/162024430433?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true







Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:03:24 PM EDT
Buy all of the pool salt you can, large pile on the oil. Wet it slightly.

Poof, no more oil.

But, no more pristine driveway.
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Only works on Wolfshead 30 weight
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:08:41 PM EDT
I had my oil catch pan over flow a few years ago, and put probably a gallon of 15W40 out of my diesel pick up onto the driveway. Those with diesels know the oil is very black and stains that much worse than other motor oil.

I did a rigorous routine of kitty litter to absorb as much as I could immediately, followed by dawn dish soap and a scrub brush, followed by the Purple Power Concrete cleaner. I did that for probably a week straight and finally got it to where it didn't look like the birthmark on Gorbachev's forehead.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:09:13 PM EDT
First remove the dead body.
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Pour gasoline on the spot. No shit it works. Not right in front of your eyes but a few days later it will be gone. My ex father in law used to leave oil spots in my DW all the time. This was how I made them go away.
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Dynamite
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The Tanker Shuffle
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Originally Posted By StewartTR:
Pour gasoline on the spot. No shit it works. Not right in front of your eyes but a few days later it will be gone. My ex father in law used to leave oil spots in my DW all the time. This was how I made them go away.
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This, but scrub some parts washer fluid on it, before soaking up with kitty litter.

Let it dry completely, and sweep it up.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:19:22 PM EDT
Almost any oil remover/cleaner brushed in + a pressure washer.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:23:23 PM EDT
We've been using this stuff for years.

http://www.amazon.com/Oil-Eater-Cleaner-Degreaser-32oz/dp/B000EALHH6

Never let us down. Shit's amazing and it's non-toxic.
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Originally Posted By StewartTR:
Pour gasoline on the spot. No shit it works. Not right in front of your eyes but a few days later it will be gone. My ex father in law used to leave oil spots in my DW all the time. This was how I made them go away.


I may try this. The dawn soap and scrub brush got the oil off. But not the Stain.

Kitty litter was a waste of time.

The biggest issue is the concrete is only a year old and still very white and clean.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:56:09 PM EDT
I use a solvent like paint thinner to liquefy the stain then use oil absorbent to lift it out. Leave the absorbent on the stain for a couple of days and sweep it around with a broom so fresh absorbent can suck up the oil. It really works quite well.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:01:09 PM EDT
Wd-40 or charcoal starter. Saturate stain, sit 10 min. Wipe off with a rag.
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Put a thick blob of straight dish soap on the stains and walk away. Need to have a few dry days in a row. The eventual rain will wash it away if you're as lazy as I am. Worked on a new driveway.
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Originally Posted By MATTINFAIRBORN:
Put a thick blob of straight dish soap on the stains and walk away. Need to have a few dry days in a row. The eventual rain will wash it away if you're as lazy as I am. Worked on a new driveway.
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I've tried this method and several variations without much luck.
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Originally Posted By shocktrp:
Harbor Freight.
This is how the driveway guys do it before they reseal it for you;

http://www.backyardworkshop.com/images/stories/AluminumFoundry/2-PropaneTankandTorch.jpg
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(Minor hijack) That's what I use to start my Big Green Egg, up to cooking temp in no time. (Hijack over)
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Originally Posted By MBUZICHOMA:
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Safe on animals so safe on driveway
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:41:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MBUZICHOMA:
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This is what I do.
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
Concrete?
NOTHING works better than chlorinated brake solvent and a clean rag.

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This. Brake clean is great for removing oil stains. Also you can try red devil driveway and garage powder cleaner. They sell it at menards here for $1.99 paint. Works Fucking great.....we use it at the dealership I work at.
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