Need help cleaning floors!

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Old 09-24-13, 02:06 PM
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Need help cleaning floors!

Having trouble cleaning my garage floor (cement) and my backyard pave stones.

I have oil stains, grease, wd-40 stains... I was also soaking some rusted car parts in white vinegar for about a week, and when I went outside to hose them down some spilled on the garage floor.

As for outside, its pretty much the same thing stain wise.

The vinegar turned kinda orange and thats the color stain it left.

I have tried the purple power stuff, some simple green concrete cleaner, CLR, dawn, bleach, goof off, even with my pressure washer. Ive scrubbed with a broom too.

The only thing that seems to remove the vinegar stains is a wire brush, but it leaves the floor/stones looking a little funny like im removing the color.

Im not too worried about the grease and oil stains, I feel those i can maybe get out. But that vinegar just wont go!

any input would be apprectiated!

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Old 09-24-13, 07:59 PM
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When I was an auto mechanic in the late 60s, early 70s, we would pour gasoline on the stain & then put dry seed over it. That's the stuff that looks like kitty litter. Leave the seed there for a day or two, the longer the better. Flip the broom over & grind the seed into the floor. Eventually, sweep it clean. You'll be surprised how good it works.
 
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Okay I will give it a shot!
 
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Did u mean oil? Like engine oil? Or gasoline
 
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Gasoline will remove oil stains when used in conjunction with dry seed.
 
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