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Originally posted by Krazeehorse:
Great excuse to buy an old panhead now. You have the perfect place to park it.


I've got nothing after that.
 
Posts: 6567 | Location: MI | Registered: May 22, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ergh.

It looks a bit worse than I realized. Think pressure washing would do any good at this point?
 
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Ergh.

It looks a bit worse than I realized. Think pressure washing would do any good at this point?


Just taking a shot here, but maybe apply some mineral spirits, let it sit for a bit, maybe scrub with a brush then pressure wash? Not sure if that would be safe for the concrete, though.



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Been there and got the t-shirt....20 + yrs ago Spilt a quart can worth of same Minwax dark walnut stain on a multi dark marble like stone floor in a commercial office during a late night work session.. Immedately used a padded shipping blanket to wipe the floor.. no damage. no lasting marks. was very lucky nobody saw anything... did not get caught. .................. drill sgt.
 
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Leave it like it is...it's fine.

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It is surprising how much fluid is in a quart. Years ago I was painting the moldings in one of our bathrooms. I opened the quart can, but before I could proceed, I got a phone call. It lasted about thirty minutes. When I got back to the task, I had forgotten the lid was just sitting on the can. I picked up the quart with a hand on each side and did the shake weight motion. One quart flew out and onto my chest and face. I looked at myself in the mirror, muttered a bad word and stepped fully clothed into the shower can and all. I didn't bother painting the moldings until the following week.



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probably a good thing
I don't have a cut
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Here is a youtube search with some removal suggestions.

remove oil stains from concrete
 
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I've had great success on many stand using carb starter fluid spray can. Cheers


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I was painting our mailbox post with Killz a couple of weekends ago and kicked the quart over. We got most of it up, but the street at the end of our drive has a white spot.
 
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Acetone usually dissolves just about any kind of paint or stain.
I don't know what it would do to the concrete, though, if anything.



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Posts: 16040 | Location: Under the Boot of Tyranny in Connectistan | Registered: February 02, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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After you get as much of it off as you can with solvent-based cleaning, try spraying whatever’s left with Wet and Forget a couple of times. It takes months to work but might help over the course of a year. Doesn’t damage concrete.
 
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when I was at Kroger we used a product that I cannot remember the name of on the concrete pads in the fuel station,

basically a box of gray powder, almost a talcum like consistency,

toss it down, move it around with a stiff broom, and it would cover and eventually lessen the stain



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Just be glad it wasn’t more than a 1/4 gallon
 
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This kind of stuff--enzyme concrete cleaner--is what has worked best for me for oil stains.
It's quite harmless, so may be worth a try.

ACT enzyme concrete cleaner


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I'd be making a chalk out line of a body very near it.

and make a
Trespassers beware sign by it





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Posts: 52106 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I dropped a quart of white trim paint on a driveway while unloading the car. Fortunately for me the driveway was painted and it was fairly easy to clean up.
I'd try Brake Cleaner. I've used it on oil stains with success.
 
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