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Freebyman
Old 29-09-2004, 1:19 AM
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Default Oil stain on block paving

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Please can anyone tell me how you can get an oil stain off block paving?

We have tried water hoses and washing up liquid but dont know how to remove it? Is there an easy homemade remedy or a shop bought one?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 29-09-2004, 11:47 AM
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I seem to remember something about cola being good for cleaning things like that?
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Old 29-09-2004, 12:49 PM
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i did this with old drive which was paved in slabs, pour caustic soda on it, let it soak up, then rinse. stand well back when you rinse. you made need to do it a few times.
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Old 29-09-2004, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: Oil stain on block paving

I have heard coke is v good for this, but as i dont have block paving i cant vouch for its effectiveness. But friend of mine swears by it.
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Old 29-09-2004, 9:33 PM
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never heard of coke. willgive that a try too.
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Old 30-09-2004, 2:35 AM
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Default Re: Oil stain on block paving

Thanks for the advice, will try both suggestions.

Makes you think though if Coca Cola gets rid of oil what does it do to our insides?
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Old 30-09-2004, 6:15 PM
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I don't drink it any more after I read a thing about the uses of coke and it said on their that american police use it for cleaning the blood of accident victims off the road, really put me off! Perhaps the food nannies ought to give that sort of information out instead of using that annoying 'slug' on tv!
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Old 30-09-2004, 7:23 PM
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must admit, the kids don't have it anymore, but i'd miss it in my vodka. :-[
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Old 30-09-2004, 10:27 PM
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;D ;D ;D
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Old 01-10-2004, 5:36 PM
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If the coke doesm't work try a bit of petrol or white spirit.
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Old 01-10-2004, 5:37 PM
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tried that, they tend to make the vodka taste a bit odd!! ;D
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Old 01-10-2004, 6:46 PM
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Just don't smoke at the same time! :
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Old 01-10-2004, 10:08 PM
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lol. ;D
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Old 26-12-2004, 4:24 PM
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use a product called 'GUNK'.
it is basically a degreaser used by many people such as mechanics for oil.

you get different types, an engine degreaser in a spray form and a driveway cleaner in a liquid. go for the liquide driveway cleaner, it comes in a red/orange packaging,
can be brought from halfords definately at around a fiver i think.
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Old 26-12-2004, 5:30 PM
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I seem to remember someone recommending cat litter.

Pour it on the stain , leave overnight then sweep and was off.
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Old 27-12-2004, 11:17 AM
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cat litter would soak the excess ( I must remember that) but if stained coke method is really good
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Old 03-09-2005, 1:24 PM
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Default Help car oil on my new drive

Devistated, I had new block paving laid on my driveway and someone has left a nasty oil deposit slap bang in the middle of it, I know its a long shot but you are all soooo good at this finding solutions stuff that I wondered if anyone knew how I could get it all off, or at least dull it down a bit.

Thanks guys
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Old 03-09-2005, 1:28 PM
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I've read it but not done it - you need cat litter, I don't know which will work best, the Fullers Earth type or the pine compressed sawdust one one but the idea is that it absorbs the oil but it might take a few goes
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Old 03-09-2005, 1:50 PM
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If you use cat litter - you need to sprinkle it heavily over the stain and leave overnight before sweeping it up.

Anything that says it is extra absorbant should be good.
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Old 03-09-2005, 2:18 PM
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go to your local halfords and buy something called 'gunk' driveway cleaner. its a degreaser and is bound to get rid of most of the oil stains.

i think 500ml is only a fiver or so!
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