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Zigs4scores
post Jan 16 2006, 05:41 PM
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Whats the best way to remove oil stains from the garage floor?


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post Jan 16 2006, 06:15 PM
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nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, TNT,

No garage, no floor, no stains!

Try Castrol Super Clean Degreaser, works for me. If the stain is really deep try acetone, just leave the garage door open, the fumes can get you.
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post Jan 16 2006, 06:27 PM
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Carb cleaner works pretty good.
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post Jan 16 2006, 06:54 PM
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PISS ON IT, WAIT A HOUR, POUR A 16 OZ OF LEMOADE ON IT. THEN WHEN DRY
SCRAPE IT, SWEEP IT UP. GET A LARGE SLEDGE HAMMER, KNOCK THE CONCRETE OUT WHERE THE SPILL OCCURED, NEXT REPLACE THE CONCRETE. PAINT THE FLOOR WITH A OIL BASE GARAGE FLOOR PAINT. :)
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post Jan 16 2006, 07:14 PM
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depends on how greasy and if you want to bleach it out.....

we used to wet it down with kerosene and scrub it with a broom then hose it off....then you put some powder detergent on it, scrub it a little to spread the detergent and let it sit for 10/15 minutes.....scrub it again and then hose it off

the slippery film will get removed but you might still see the stain....
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post Jan 16 2006, 07:52 PM
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Invite 4 buddies over.

Drink beer and discuss the best way to go about doing it. Suggest a variety of products. Take a trip to the local hardware store and get the opinion of the guy behind the counter. Buy 3-4 different products. Swing by the Harley dealer. Sit on all the new bikes. Decide you like your best. Stop by the local tavern, and have another beer or two. Head back to the garage to try out the new products. Swing by the local strip club, buy a lap dance or two, watch the ball game on the big screen. Drink another beer or two. Head back home. Stop off at the package store and buy another six pack or two. Back at the garage, once again debate about the different products you just bought. Decide that WD40 is the best choice, followed by carb cleaner. Clean the floor. Drink more beer and celebrate how you are all Masters of the Universe and all you see.

That's how I suggest you clean the garage floor.
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post Jan 16 2006, 08:03 PM
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reminds me of women vs men oil change.........

Women:

1. Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 since
the last oil change.

2. Drink a cup of coffee.

3. 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly
maintained vehicle.

Money Spent:
$20.00 Oil Change
$1.00 Coffee
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$21.00 Total

Men:

1. Go to auto parts store and write a
check for $50 dollars for oil, filter, kitty litter, hand
cleaner and scented tree.

2. Discover that the used oil container
is full. Instead of taking it back to recycle, dump in hole
in back yard.

3. Open a beer and drink it.

4. Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking
for jack stands.

5. Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.

6. In frustration, open another beer and drink it.

7. Place drain pan under engine.

8. Look for 9/16 box end wrench.

9. Give up and use crescent wrench.

10. Unscrew drain plug.

11. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil; get hot oil on you in
process.

12. Clean up.

13. Have another beer while oil is draining.

14. Look for oil filter wrench.

15. Give up; poke oil filter with screwdriver and twist it
off.

16. Beer.

17. Buddy shows up; finish case with him. Finish oil change
tomorrow.

18. Next day, drag pan full of old oil out from underneath
car.

19. Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18.

20. Beer. No, drank it all yesterday.

21. Walk to 7-11; buy beer.

22. Install new oil filter making sure to apply thin coat of
clean oil to gasket first.

23. Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.

24. Remember drain plug from step 11.

25. Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.

26. Hurry to replace drain plug before the whole quart of
fresh oil drains onto floor.

27. Slip with wrench and bang knuckles on frame.

28. Bang head on floor board in reaction.

29. Begin cussing fit.

30. Throw wrench.

31. Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss
December (1992) in the left breast.

32. Clean up. Apply Band-Aid to knuckle.

33. Beer.

34. Beer.

35. Dump in additional 4 quarts of oil.

36. Beer.

37. Lower car from jack stands

38. Accidentally crush one of the jack stands

39. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil
spilled during step 23.

40. Test drive car

41. Get pulled over; arrested for driving under the
influence.

42. Car gets impounded.

43. Make bail. Get car from impound yard.

Money Spent:
$50 parts
$12 beer
$75 replacement set of jack stands; hey the colors have to
match!
$1000 Bail
$200 Impound and towing fee
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$1337 Total
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post Jan 16 2006, 10:19 PM
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OK lets see if I got this right, need nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, beer, tnt , acetone, carb cleaner, beer, piss, 16oz. lemonade, kerosene, beer, powder detergent, wd-40, beer.

Mix all ingredients together and pour on stain.

Bust stain out with sledge hammer.

Go to strip club.

Call freind to bail me out of jail.

Thanks guys your the best. :lol:


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post Jan 16 2006, 10:34 PM
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Guy up the street just had his garage floor "coated" (his word). Said he paid $600 for it. Just seems strange to me to drop that kind of bucks for a place to park your car. It does look great, but a lot of bucks! I've tried to keep our floor clean, but I won't spend a lot of time or money on it.
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post Jan 16 2006, 10:40 PM
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Get up the oil then, wait for along time, three to five years later you will not even notice it anymore :lol:

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post Jan 16 2006, 10:55 PM
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I had some used oil in a milk jug that I used for bar oil on the chainsaw. One of my sons came home from baseball practice and threw his gear bag on the jug and ruptured it. We didn't realize what happened until the next day. We cleaned the oil up but have a huge stain. Seems like I heard somewhere that baking soda would cleen an oil stain. I covered it with baking soda and going to let it set for a couple days and see what happens.


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post Jan 17 2006, 01:46 PM
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BRAKEKLEEN WORKS GREAT!!!
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post Jan 17 2006, 03:23 PM
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I keep a bag of portland cement in the garage and toss some on oil spills. It does a good job of absorbing the oil. It does net eliminate the stain though. I've never tried to get rid of oil stains on my garage floor. IT'S A GARAGE ! IT'S SUPPOSED TO HAVE OIL STAINS !
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New to this sight. First post so here goes. Back about 15 years ago when the boys (my twins) were about four, they found an old opened quart can of tranny fluid and poured it on the driveway. The only solvent I had around was some Mineral Spirits. So I pored some on,worked it in a bit. I made a square patch and thought that the square stain looked better than the abstract on left by the boy's. About three days later the Mineral Spirits had evaporated and took the tranny fluid with it. No stain no nothing. Since then I have used it to clean the garage floor of all types of oil and grease stains, including the ones caused by my Diesel truck . Works great
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post May 29 2009, 09:22 AM
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if the stain has been there since january '06... yer screwed...
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post May 31 2009, 12:03 AM
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brake kleen / carb cleaner works great on carpeting and clothing also to remove spots!

just in case you walked in the house after traipsing through the garage and have a REAL problem! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post May 27 2012, 09:39 PM
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post May 27 2012, 09:51 PM
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Ultima, you reaalize the last post before yours was 3 years ago (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Jul 29 2012, 03:21 PM
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Geez, it's a garage floor, I realize how old this posting is, but give me a break, it's a garage floor!
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post Jul 29 2012, 03:45 PM
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If it's old and still showing, spread oil on rest of floor to match?
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I just mop the floor and use zonrox.
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post Dec 30 2013, 09:35 AM
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post Dec 30 2013, 05:32 PM
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I like your floor cleaning method best Eddie, if I thought I could get it past crotchety old jealous wife I would have one too.
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post Dec 30 2013, 07:23 PM
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I need an oil change.
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post Dec 30 2013, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Dec 30 2013, 05:23 PM) *
I need an oil change.

Need one like her to help?
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post Dec 31 2013, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE(EddieBlz @ Dec 30 2013, 07:41 PM) *
Need one like her to help?


Hell, I haven't had an oil change in so long I've forgotten where the drain plug is. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Dec 31 2013, 04:05 PM) *
Hell, I haven't had an oil change in so long I've forgotten where the drain plug is. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)


Maybe this.
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