What Chemical To Remove Engine Oil

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  1. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    i was just on my way home when a customer at a comercial job rang me and said a van had leaked oil all over so i went down and after soaking the worst up with grit i scrubbed in some drive cleaner/degreaser just a basic off the shelf one ive got rid of the oil stains as far as i can tell ( on concrete and tarmac) but theres still a greasy film coming threw/ on the water will this dry ok or is there a stronger chem i can use to break this down?
     
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  2. DanielT

    DanielT Active Member
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    Selden Maxima should do the trick on the concrete. Don't get it on the tarmac as it will dissolve it ;-)
     
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  4. mr shine

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    theres a oil remover in halfords called gunk , about afiver and it works very well , if you want a quick fix try any washing up liquid , just apply to the area and hand scrub let sit for 10 mins then rinse with the washer , this might need to be done several times to completely remove the stain
     
  5. johnny bravo

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    harder to get rid of if on tarmac
     
  6. johnny bravo

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    ot8 expensive, got to add it onto quote.
     
  7. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    ok thanks i'm popping back today to see how its dried if i need to il try that gunk ive seen it in a couple of places, i dont want to use owt too strong as i know that some chemicals can knacker tarmac
     
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    popped back this morning and it was ok a tiny bit of rainbow effect in one little spot but the gaffer was pleased i saved his work shop and yard
     
  9. scrim it

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    just wondering were do you buy your ot8 from? I looked at that website but doesn't seem to post to Northern Ireland. Pretty expensive. Any other suppliers and what quanity do you buy it in 1Litre = £14 approx

    Might have to try gunk
     
  10. LukeStead

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    We first apply a caustic degreaser with a pump sprayer. Then agitate the area with a brush in the heavily soiled areas and let it sit dormant for 10-15 minutes, without letting it dry.

    The unit we use is a hydro-tech SCU series 8 gpm dual operator. Our burner gets us to right around 200 degrees. We buy our degreaser locally and occasionally make it ourselves.
     
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