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Oil Advice (by Sandy [CO]) May 15, 2024 12:29 AM
       Oil Advice (by Bonanza [NC]) May 15, 2024 6:25 AM
       Oil Advice (by mapleaf18 [NY]) May 15, 2024 6:36 AM
       Oil Advice (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) May 15, 2024 7:03 AM
       Oil Advice (by plenty [MO]) May 15, 2024 8:14 AM
       Oil Advice (by Vee [OH]) May 15, 2024 8:53 AM
       Oil Advice (by sandy [CO]) May 15, 2024 9:01 AM
       Oil Advice (by plenty [MO]) May 15, 2024 10:03 AM
       Oil Advice (by hubba hubba [CA]) May 15, 2024 1:23 PM
       Oil Advice (by Busy [WI]) May 15, 2024 4:21 PM
       Oil Advice (by Sandy [CO]) May 15, 2024 7:32 PM
       Oil Advice (by MAT [PA]) May 16, 2024 7:35 AM
       Oil Advice (by don [PA]) May 21, 2024 8:43 PM

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Oil Advice (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 12:29 AM
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I have a driveway that was left with spots of a clear oil. Iíve tried Zep with power washer, then tested mineral spirits, acetone, alcohol, carberator cleanerÖ none of these things worked.

I was thinking of trying kitty litterÖ what would you do?

Thanks in advance

--104.28.xx.xx




Oil Advice (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 6:25 AM
Message:

I'm not sure but I guess I'd try soda first. Get some cheap soda and scrub it in with a stiff broom. Maybe add some baking soda afterwards.

If that didn't work I'd probably get some pool bleach and try that.

Maybe someone with some more experience will come along. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Oil Advice (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 6:36 AM
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Dawn dishwasher dtg? (the blue kind) --64.246.xxx.xx




Oil Advice (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 7:03 AM
Message:

Kitty litter would absorb what is in the driveway along with what is on the driveway.

I do like the dawn and soda ideas too. Applying water isn't going to do much as oil and water don't mix. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Oil Advice (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 8:14 AM
Message:

I've had some success with many products... Like Commett. --172.59.xxx.xxx




Oil Advice (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 8:53 AM
Message:

Kitty litter seems to be the universal car crash cleanup powder but it it mostly clay so you will have oily film from this alone, I suggest pouring it over newspapers to see what happens. I charge 200 for that in next rent cycle. --184.59.xxx.xx




Oil Advice (by sandy [CO]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 9:01 AM
Message:

Thank you! Those are great ideas. I hadnít thought of those things. Sometimes itís hard to stay one step ahead of the tenants. This is definitely a stumper. --104.28.xx.xx




Oil Advice (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 10:03 AM
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I used comett with a stiff scrub brush. Work up a paste and let it sit. Repeat. Image you do similar with other above methods. You'll get it looking good. Just keep after it --172.59.xxx.xx




Oil Advice (by hubba hubba [CA]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 1:23 PM
Message:

Oil plus a base chemical ( Baking Soda) yields a soap.

A pressure washer should be able to remove it.

Lye will work too. I don't recommend it. --157.131.xxx.xxx




Oil Advice (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 4:21 PM
Message:

Ask at the auto parts store. I think, donít know for sure, but brake fluid, perhaps?

I had a tenant who was flipping cars. I allowed ( shame on me, not legal to work on your own car in your own driveway/garage. Even to just change oil or tires. Pblppbbt to that. Dang! I cannot blow raspberries!) So, I allowed as long as one vehicle at a time, any grease was cleaned up. And I suggested that at least some of the flips were recorded on Schedule C of tenantís taxes. Said that because while that person was currently unemployed, showing a Schedule C to a prospective employer could help gain employment.)

Anyway, long story long, lseveral cars and oil stains later, tenant cleaned all of it up. At move-out, one could not tell there had been any leaks. I cannot recall what was used, but the Auto Parts store should know. ( And tenant did get a job!) --172.59.xx.xxx




Oil Advice (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 7:32 PM
Message:

Hahaha! I canít blow raspberries either! This was an eviction so Iím stuck cleaning up. But at least heís out. So long! --104.28.xx.xx




Oil Advice (by MAT [PA]) Posted on: May 16, 2024 7:35 AM
Message:

What's the driveway made of? Asphalt? Concrete? --108.52.xxx.xxx




Oil Advice (by don [PA]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 8:43 PM
Message:

Like Plenty said, cleanser and a stiff brush. Whatever remains, time and weather will eventually fade out----not something to obsess about. --73.141.xxx.xxx



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