Oil Spill update

Submitted: Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 15:58
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Two weeks ago I had a oil spill on the driveway after a oil change.

Thank you to all that replied. The kitty litter soaked up the bulk of the oil and the cement powder did the rest.
The stain has now gone, which keeps the Minister for Home Affairs happy. With the tips I also got from this forum a oil spill should not happen again.

WayneAlways Out'N About
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Reply By: SteveW - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:17

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:17
did you just lay the kitty litter on or did you heat it up in the oven first?

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:35

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:35
Steve,

Ran out of freshly laid kitty litter so had to buy free range stuff from the shop.
Did not think of heating it up first, good idea.

WayneAlways Out'N About
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Follow Up By: SteveW - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:59

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 16:59
wayne,

I saw that on one of those boring home improvement tv shows by accident. aparently if you heat it up really hot in the oven it increases its absorbency(is that a word?) , good for sucking oil out of concrete thats been there for years.
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 17:10

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 17:10
LOL!

Did you remember to remove the kitty first?

Seriously though.. For really tough stains, there's nothing better than mercuric acid.

It basically eats the concrete....
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 22:28

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 22:28
Yes, that was a good thread now wasn't it. :-)

You say the stain is now gone, do you mean compleatly ?

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 22:35

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 22:35
Kev,

Gone enough to keep the Minister For Home Affairs happy. I would say 99% gone. The cement dust has been down for some time now and only picked up the bulk of it when it started to rain.

WayneAlways Out'N About
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