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Oil Stains

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zrobbinsk5, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. zrobbinsk5

    zrobbinsk5 Registered Member

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    What's something that will get oil stains off of my garage floor and driveway? thanks.
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    gas and a broom or you can buy solvents at the parts store

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  3. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Pressure washer will work wonders. There is also good stuff like simple green and greased lightning if you dont have a washer. If you are really on a budget clay kitty litter rubbed in with your foot (this takes a long time and sucks for large spots)

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    Simpel Green. It's great stuff, and smells yummy too! Wal-Mart has it, but for some reason I haven't had any luck finding it in parts stores. I think it's because works good, is cheap, and would make the sales of all that other degreaser crap go down the drain.

    You can also spray it on your grease soaked shirt and pants and throw them in the washer and dryer without harming stuff.

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  5. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    simple green is great stuff and it dose work on stained clothes

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    Simple green is great! I've also used laundry detergent with a stiff broom and high powerd tip on the hose.
     
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    Simple green is awsome!!! Nick used that on the shop floor and got a bunch of stuff out. Now, when we spill something we put oil dry (aka kitty litter) on it and it keeps it clean.

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    I hate to rain on everyone's parade here, but...

    <font color=red>DO NOT USE SIMPLE GREEN ON ANYTHING ALUMINUM!!!<font color=black>

    It has been verified by the Naval Aviation Technical Engineering Center (NATEC--NAESU, for you older types that may remember them) that Simple Green <font color=red>WILL RAPIDLY AND SEVERELY CORRODE ALUMINUM<font color=black>, even through protective coatings such as paint, lacquer, and even anodizing. There have been some severely corroded airframes found in the Navy & Marine Corps, and through investigation and testing it was found that Simple Green used to clean them was the cause. Simple Green will also fog anything acrylic in a heartbeat. The F/A-18 community went through a bad time with canopies (windshields) being replaced due to fogging & crazing; it was found that Simple Green used to clean the ejection seat "cushions" was the cause. It is also suspected that Simple Green can cause hydrogen embrittlement in some steel alloys; this is still being tested. The Navy is so concerned about this that Simple Green is no longer authorized to be aboard ANY aviation-capable ship.

    Now I'm not telling anyone what to use and what not to use, I just want to share information that I have about that product. I agree, it IS a great cleaner, but you may want to think twice about how and where you use it.

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  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Oven cleaner works good too...
    And best of all it won't wreck an airplane (sorry Jarhead [​IMG])

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