How to remove oil stain on driveway?


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Old 10-08-23, 07:57 AM
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How to remove oil stain on driveway?

Hi,

I have 3 used cars and all have leaking auto fluid like engine oil, power steering fluid (tranny fluid), but the leaking is not heavy. I tried degreaser but not working well because it gets stain expanded.

I need to clean it up before use driveway filler



I heard someone used coca cola to do the job. I never try it but sounds hard to believe.
Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-08-23, 08:02 AM
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Oil dry will get most of the oil out but some of the stain will remain. Just put some down & grind it in with your foot, then sweep up a few hours later. It wont get it all but it should help some.

Put some cardboard down or something like that where you park the car. I put down an old chair mat.
 
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Old 10-08-23, 08:07 AM
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Try Dawn Dishwashing Liquid.

It cleans crude oil from wildlife caught in oil spills and is used around boat refueling docks to dispel oil slicks in the water. Great stuff!
 
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Old 10-08-23, 05:39 PM
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There is nothing that will remove oil 100%.
Coke works ok. Dawn also works ok.

Kitty litter or commercial oil dry like Dixie mentioned ground into a powder and down in the asphalt works really well.
 
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Old 10-09-23, 07:22 AM
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Thanks guys, I will try your ways to see what happens.
 
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Old 10-09-23, 11:39 AM
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I put Dawn dish soap on the spot. Scrub with a brush. Then hose off and repeat a couple times. Pressure washing can help a little bit but there is no way around the fact that the oil soaks INTO the concrete. It's not something you can simply wash off the surface.
 
 

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