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    lisahooge Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 6, 2006, 05:02 PM
    Oil Spill on cement
    How do I clean up an oil spill on the driving pad at my condo.
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    Aug 7, 2006, 03:08 AM
    Here you go:
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    Aug 7, 2006, 08:40 AM
    For freshly spilled oil cat litter can work pretty well. Don't know about old oil stains.

    First mop up as much of the oil as you can with paper towels.

    Then spread cat litter over the area (ive heard sand works too, but never done that)

    The grind it in by stepping on it... really work it into the oil-stained area.

    Sweep up the cat litter and discard.

    In the end you still see some slight discoloration, but in time it'll likely not be noticed unless the concrete around it is impeccable.
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    Sep 12, 2006, 02:33 PM
    For old Oil Stains...

    Phosphorus, which, used to be found in most detergents, you can pick it up at Home Depot, or even pool supply houses.

    A cap full or quarter cup to a gallon of water, or you can put it in a pressure washer, but if you don't have a pressure washer you need a hard brush. Use gloves, douse brush and scrub like heck.
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    hollie6001 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 17, 2006, 01:30 PM
    This is what I kept under my car until I had my oil leak fixed. When I went to clean it up it was a solid rubber-like mass. I just threw it in the trash. The website is and the stuff I used was the Aqua N-cap.

    Also, where I live is strict about sopping up oil with a paper towel and then throwing it away! I can't believe someone would recommend that. Plus kitty litter releases the oil as soon as it rains. Not safe either. Hope this helps.

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