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Old 05-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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cleaning up oil spills

Not that I eeeeeeeeeever spill any oil, but how do you guys clean up oil spills on your driveway?

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cat litter crushed into it or floor dry. Then sweep it up and save it in an empty 5 gallon container to re-use on the next oil spill. That floor dry stuff can absorb a lot of stuff!
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I use Oil-Dri at work (great for hydraulic oil), but that comes 50 bags to a pallet, 40lbs per bag. You can find similar stuff at Home Depot or Lowes. Any clay-based granular substance like kitty litter will do.
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if its all soaked up and you are just trying to get rid of the stain... brake cleaner works great.

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Sawdust works well if you get it down quick.

Ive heard cat litter is good too.
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Cat litter to sop it up and diesel fuel to get rid of the stains. "Fight fire with fire"
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Cat litter to sop it up and diesel fuel to get rid of the stains. "Fight fire with fire"
Does the diesel not leave a stain on asphalt like gasoline will?
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It will actually leave it so clean, you will want to do the entire driveway, but yeah, environmental hazard.

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well looks like I came to the party too late. we use the oil-dri at the shop and put it back in buckets as well. . .

Not really, We throw it down. . .leave it. . .scoop it up and throw it on the next one. There is always a car getting its oil changed so there is pretty much always somewhere that needs it.

Cat litter also works well as I've used that when I didn't want to run to the shed to get the oil-dri lol.
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Best advice from Leanburninating, after soaking up most of the surface spills, use an environmentally better (relatively speaking) non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Cleans up most of the dark fluid stains on concrete floors/driveways . Hose down well and dries clean.
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