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Help! How do I get dried oil out of drive

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    Does anyone know the best way to remove oil spots from a block paving drive.

    We rent and the inspection is due soon, so in a bit of a panic

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    If it is dried in you will probably never get it out but try a driveway degreaser (bunnings sell it)

     

    for future ref always try to soak up with absorbent paper straight away, blot don't rub, then scrub with washing up liquid and really hot water

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    Claire is absolutely right.

    A degreaser will remove the grease / oil from concrete and pavers but because they are porous the stain goes into the surface and can't be removed. Even high pressure cleaners won't work. Things like hydrochloric acid will etch the surface and remove some of the residue (according to hubby who works at Bunnings) but will damage pavers.

    I have some stains on my driveways from old kronks with oil leaks and can't get the marks off.

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    Does anyone know the best way to remove oil spots from a block paving drive.

    We rent and the inspection is due soon, so in a bit of a panic

     

    might be cheaper and less hassle than buying solvents/cleaning stuff......just replace the pavers or even better........turn them over

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    might be cheaper and less hassle than buying solvents/cleaning stuff......just replace the pavers or even better........turn them over

    Top tip, thank you so much. Simple but never thought of it lol.

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    Thank you so much for your replies. Great response as always :-)

    Tried the degreaser and it worked a bit, I'm going to try the coke but think I should get a wire brush too.

    I've been googling and it looks like Carb cleaner might do it, so will try that if the coke doesn't work.

    Then if all else fails turn them over ( Thanks Nobby and Scooterdan)

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    Top tip, thank you so much. Simple but never thought of it lol.

     

    No worries mate....

    my motto.....keep it simple ....

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    Park your car over it. No one will notice.

     

    Nooooooooooo get whoever is doing the inspection to park their car over it, then blame them and their car!!

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    As Scooterdan said - just turn them over or replace with ones from a less obvious position. Can be a bit of a sod to get the 1st one out though.

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    Guest Guest75
    I once used cat litter, worked quite well.

     

    Run out of toilet paper??????

     

    Must have been a bit scratchy!!!!

     

     

    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

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    I once used cat litter, worked quite well.

     

    Yes, but enough about your strange habits, what did you do about oil stains on paving stones??? :biglaugh:

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