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    • Freebyman
    • By Freebyman 29th Sep 04, 1:19 AM
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    Oil stain on block paving
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    • 29th Sep 04, 1:19 AM
    Oil stain on block paving 29th Sep 04 at 1:19 AM
    ???

    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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  • halloweenqueen
    • #2
    • 29th Sep 04, 11:47 AM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 29th Sep 04, 11:47 AM
    I seem to remember something about cola being good for cleaning things like that?
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Sep 04, 12:49 PM
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    • #3
    • 29th Sep 04, 12:49 PM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 29th Sep 04, 12:49 PM
    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.
    • divadee
    • By divadee 29th Sep 04, 12:51 PM
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    • 29th Sep 04, 12:51 PM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 29th Sep 04, 12:51 PM
    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.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Sep 04, 9:33 PM
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    • #5
    • 29th Sep 04, 9:33 PM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 29th Sep 04, 9:33 PM
    never heard of coke. willgive that a try too.
    • Freebyman
    • By Freebyman 30th Sep 04, 2:35 AM
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    • 30th Sep 04, 2:35 AM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 30th Sep 04, 2:35 AM
    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?
    ???
  • halloweenqueen
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    • 30th Sep 04, 6:15 PM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 30th Sep 04, 6:15 PM
    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!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 30th Sep 04, 7:23 PM
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    • 30th Sep 04, 7:23 PM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 30th Sep 04, 7:23 PM
    must admit, the kids don't have it anymore, but i'd miss it in my vodka. :-[
  • halloweenqueen
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    • 30th Sep 04, 10:27 PM
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
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    • 30th Sep 04, 10:27 PM
    ;D ;D ;D
  • kazjacko
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    If the coke doesm't work try a bit of petrol or white spirit.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Oct 04, 5:37 PM
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    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    tried that, they tend to make the vodka taste a bit odd!! ;D
  • halloweenqueen
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    Just don't smoke at the same time! :
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Oct 04, 10:08 PM
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    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    lol. ;D
  • skiddy2k
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    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.
    • elona
    • By elona 26th Dec 04, 5:30 PM
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    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    I seem to remember someone recommending cat litter.

    Pour it on the stain , leave overnight then sweep and was off.
  • franky
    Re: Oil stain on block paving
    cat litter would soak the excess ( I must remember that) but if stained coke method is really good
    • lush walrus
    • By lush walrus 3rd Sep 05, 1:24 PM
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    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
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 3rd Sep 05, 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
    • elona
    • By elona 3rd Sep 05, 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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  • skiddy2k
    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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