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well my dad isnt a happy camper ...because i made a mess of oil in the drive way....

i tried cleaning it with degreaser....soap..pressure washer...and i just finish giving it a wash with muniatic acid...and...well...its cleaner...still a big black spot...what do i do???
 

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You should always keep some kitty litter or "speedy dry" around. If you have a spill you put some of either on it, let it soak it up, then sweep it up. If you lay it down fast enough, it usually won't stain. Then you just hose off whatever you can't sweep up.

I think you're too late now though, sounds like the damage is done.
 

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Try this.....
Try some soft scrub and Coke.
If that don't work, use some comet kitchen cleanser, make a paste with some water, put it on the spot, scrub with a brush, then let it sit for awhile, then rinse.
If that don't work, substitute Tide, and repeat.
If that doesn't work, try lye and maybe a pressure washer.

You could always try engine degreaser, let it soak on there for a long time, then hit it with the power washer.
 

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I had some oil stains in my driveway that I put clay kitty litter on it and just left it. About a week or two the wind and rain washed the kitty litter away and you could hardly see any stain. Make sure you use cheap CLAY kitty litter not the clumping kind. If necessary reapply again and leave it there. I have also heard that scrubbing with bleach (full strength) will work but I never tried that
 

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Heh, when I lived in the suburbs, my landlord came to accept the fact that between my XJ and my roommate's 64 Ford Econoline, oil stains were inevitable. Not to mention slag burns, paint overspray, lots of banging and grinding... etc.
 

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That bucket of pink solution and a stiff bristle push broom and a lot of scrubbing!!!

Or if you can't get the pink stuff that Billy Mays sells, some other harsh detergent.

Or if you're lucky dish soap is good for cleaning oil too, but sometimes you need something a little stronger.

Oh, and the hotter the water you use, the better it'll work!

Good luck!
 

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is there anything stronger than acid and a pressure washer?
 

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Acid isn't really the best thing, IMHO... You want a soap.

I can think of several. But none are sold to the general consumer... So, I'd probably recommend the CLR degreaser/oil lifter. Don't read the instructions, just throw it on full strength, wait 5 minutes, scrub it with a brush for a bit... Then hose off. It has worked well for me in the past.
 

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thanks amy
 

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My dad gets pissed too. I usually just hit the oil with a lot of degreaser and let it sit until the degreaser dries, then hit it once more and wipe away what you can. Then hit it again with some degreaser and leave it. I use Simple Green btw.
 

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is there anything stronger than acid and a pressure washer?
A chainsaw and a shovel. Cut out the section, sell it on ebay, and then pour in cement to fill the hole.
 
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