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Which product and how to remove oil stains from concrete(Gas Stations, Parking)

Which product and how to remove oil stains from concrete(Gas Stations, Parking)

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Old 08-17-12, 09:28 AM
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Which product and how to remove oil stains from concrete(Gas Stations, Parking)

Hi, I'm trying to look for a product and how to remove oil stains(car oil drops)or at least try to make it as invisible as posible from the concrete, most of it to remove it from gas stations, parking lots and front of houses. I will really appreciate if some one can give me the name of the products and most important how to do it, since I'm out of the US it may be dificult to find the product but I could try to import it or bring it, in one of the trips to the US.
 
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Typically, someone asking this has one stain they want to remove. Am I inferring correctly you plan to remove a lot of stains?
 
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Thats correct, I have different businesses and the oil stains look very bad so I was looking for a way to remove them or at least make them the most invisible possible.
 
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Most any heavy duty detergent along with a pressure washer will usually get the majority of the oil stains. The longer the stains have been on the concrete, the harder they will be to remove.
 
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I have a 3500psi hot water washing machine and have used different detergents, it does clean it a lot, but there are some stains that wont go off and I wanted to know if theres something special I can use.
 
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Your steam ginny should work better than a PWer. You might try letting a strong detergent solution set on the stains for awhile, then scrub and rinse.
 
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If nothing else, try a small dose of lacquer thinner followed by light wire-brushing of the stains. Has worked for me in the past.
 
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TSP which is short for trisodium phosphate is one product used for this.
It is a powder that you can mix with water and make into a paste.
Scrub the paste into the stains and leave some sitting on the stains overnight.
Try scrubbing again or use the pressure washer the next day.
 
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