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What are some ways to remove oil stains?

Asked by MrGV (4164points) May 17th, 2009

Besides using oil-dry

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westy81585's avatar

Remove from what?

Cement or something like that, get a pressure washer and set a lot of time aside (you’re basically going to be “blasting” away the top layer of the cement).

Clothes….. get new clothes.

CountPollen's avatar

depends on the kind of oil that has caused the stain and where the stain is on. if it’s motor oil on textile, use another (lighter) kind of oil first. Then apply “dry-cleaning naphta”, a colourless oil derivate.
After that you can wash with a strong detergent (the one that you use for doing the dishes).

If it’s motor oil on eg. your hands, first rub with sand. Then use dishwash-detergent without water and rub untill all oil has mixed with the water. Rinse hands with hot water (as hot as you can take it!).

Cheers,
CountPollen

ubersiren's avatar

Put some WD-40 on it to re-activate the oil, then use a grease fighting dish detergent to scrub it out. Rinse well, then send through the wash. Saw it on Oprah, so it must be true.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

you could always paint the driveway black.

ubersiren's avatar

OH SNAP! I didn’t realize this was @MrGeneVan! I should’ve given some smart ass answer like, “Stop taking the Alli pills.”

MrGV's avatar

@ubersiren hahahahahah thanks

Clooney_3kings's avatar

Here’s a great, handy, how-to article on how to remover oil stains from your asphalt parking lot:

http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Home_Improvement_Zone_Flooring_Asphalt_Flooring_Asphalt_Surface_Has_Oil_Stain.htm

It’s really informative.

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