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    • Southpaw
    • By Southpaw 21st Jul 07, 2:54 PM
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    How to clean up a diesel spill?
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    • 21st Jul 07, 2:54 PM
    How to clean up a diesel spill? 21st Jul 07 at 2:54 PM
    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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  • Payingitallback
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    • 21st Jul 07, 3:42 PM
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    • 21st Jul 07, 3:42 PM
    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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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 21st Jul 07, 4:29 PM
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    • 21st Jul 07, 4:29 PM
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    • 21st Jul 07, 4:29 PM
    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

    Pink
    • Robothell
    • By Robothell 21st Jul 07, 9:43 PM
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    • 21st Jul 07, 9:43 PM
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    • 21st Jul 07, 9:43 PM
    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
    Originally posted by Payingitallback
    Try a biological washing powder made up to a paste with hot water using the method above.
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  • triton07
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    • 22nd Jul 07, 6:52 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 07, 6:52 AM
    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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