Asphalt driveway stained badly from dishwashing soap


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Old 12-06-13, 05:52 AM
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Asphalt driveway stained badly from dishwashing soap

So my asphalt driveway was sealed about 6 months ago and just the other day when I was at work my girlfriend washed her car with palmolive dishwashing soap. The next morning when it was light out and I went to leave for work I found darker staining streaks. I have already washed down the driveway twice but there has been no change. Im not very happy what can I do to remove these very ugly marks?
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Old 12-06-13, 06:32 AM
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It looks like the soap dissolved the driveway sealer. Possibly not a very high quality sealant.
 
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Old 12-06-13, 06:50 AM
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It was star sealant mid grade pretty decent stuff. Any suggestions, maybe try to put a more powerful pressure nozel? Looks horrible.
 
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Old 12-06-13, 06:57 AM
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I'm thinking you may have to re-coat those areas.

See if anyone else stops by with an idea.
 
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Old 12-06-13, 09:01 AM
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I agree with PJ, you'll probably need to recoat the driveway to make it uniform. You might try scrubbing the driveway with a solution of the same detergent to see if that helps.
 
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Old 12-06-13, 09:26 AM
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Crazy that dishwashing soap can completely destroy sealant in no time. what a headache because it looks just awful.
 
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Old 12-06-13, 09:34 AM
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It looks like a dog to me or am I looking in the wrong place? j/k
 
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I was going to ask if that was a GSD! Nice alert ears and tail!
 
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Old 12-06-13, 10:12 AM
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my bride also liked palmolive dish soap - said it was kind to her hands - she doesn't know is i cut it 1/2 & 1/2 w/dawn - dawn's MUCH better @ cutting grease + we buy 5gal bkts @ work ),,, that looks like its just soap emolients residue,,, rent a decent pressure washer & show her how to use it,,, promise it won't take her long unless she's a blonde she may also try scrubbing w/ 'CLR' & a threaded broom handle w/scrub brush,,, an added bonus is she can then fly home good luck & keep your mouf shut to my bride

btw, we've often use starseal w/o problems - Palmolive Dish Soap Ingredients? - Ask.com
 
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Old 12-06-13, 11:03 AM
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Stadry thanks for your thoughts, I will try a pressure cleaner and see if that does anything. Clr is safe to use on the driveway and wont ruin the sealer?

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Old 12-07-13, 03:58 AM
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damn near the same sealer used on a/p parking aprons & mall parking lots tho they don't have to withstand ezmeralda & her antics often IF the sealer was applied correctly, it will have the necessary adhesion to withstand press washing,,, best !
 
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Old 12-29-13, 04:19 PM
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Dish detergent is not good to wash a car with. It doesn't hurt the paint but it breaks down any wax coating that is there.
 
 

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