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Southpaw
Old 21-07-2007, 2:54 PM
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Default How to clean up a diesel spill?

Hi

A friend of mine has spilt diesel onto the drive. Whats the best way to clean it up?

I've treied google but can't find anything.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 21-07-2007, 3:42 PM
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Trying putting some sand down to soak it in or sawdust.
Then put a quite generous amount of washing detergent over the top and give it a really good scrub with either a handbrush or yard brush.

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Old 21-07-2007, 4:29 PM
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Hi Southpaw,

It's not quite the same thing I know but these older threads might help:

Help car oil on my new drive

Oil stain on block paving

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Old 21-07-2007, 9:43 PM
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Trying putting some sand down to soak it in or sawdust.
Then put a quite generous amount of washing detergent over the top and give it a really good scrub with either a handbrush or yard brush.

Goodluck
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Old 22-07-2007, 6:52 AM
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yep the above answers are correct, Use sand to soak it up.

Then use a brush and soap water to scrub it away.

If you wish to spend more time cleaning it, you can use a toothbrush
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