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HondaRice
04-21-2005, 10:34 PM
Hello, I have a lot of oil infront of my house, tons of it just dried over the asphalt over a few car legths.

I tried BEAR degresser from home depot (paid 60 dollars) and other things. I am able to rmove it from concrete but not from older asphault. The type used in the 50's and 60s

Any help would be appericated. thank you
I dont mind buying serious heavy duty stuff. I even have a 3500 PSI pressure washer but that wont do it. I need something to eat oil. Environment friendly stuff so far didnt work.

88CRX
04-21-2005, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by HondaRice
I even have a 3500 PSI pressure washer but that wont do it


i'd say your SOL :thumbsup:

ecstasy_civic
04-21-2005, 10:43 PM
dude the only way youll get it out is with gas.
Ive had to do it so many times with my old rx7, so toss out that enviromental stuff if you want it gone lol

HondaRice
04-21-2005, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX



i'd say your SOL :thumbsup:


thanks but what Does SOL mean?

HondaRice
04-21-2005, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by ecstasy_civic
dude the only way youll get it out is with gas.
Ive had to do it so many times with my old rx7, so toss out that enviromental stuff if you want it gone lol


Thanks for your reply, Gasoline? now your talking, so I just spill some on there use a brush? or what do you suggest?

Darkane
04-21-2005, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by HondaRice



thanks but what Does SOL mean?

Shit Outa Luck.

GTS Jeff
04-21-2005, 10:58 PM
Try a solvent like paint thinner or tb cleaner..and scurb like a bitch.

ecstasy_civic
04-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by HondaRice



Thanks for your reply, Gasoline? now your talking, so I just spill some on there use a brush? or what do you suggest?
I always used a wire/metal brush, and just scrubbed the shit out of it.

Always worked, same as the garage floor.:thumbsup:

It will work.
good luck

heavyD
04-22-2005, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by ecstasy_civic
dude the only way youll get it out is with gas.
Ive had to do it so many times with my old rx7, so toss out that enviromental stuff if you want it gone lol

Gasoline is one of the best things you can use to clean oil & deposits and works really good for intercooler cleaning.

Makes me wonder why people buy fuel injection cleaner.

FiveFreshFish
04-23-2005, 12:06 AM
Brake Clean works well. Less harmful on your skin than gas if you accidentally get some on your hands.

CryoCarnage
04-23-2005, 12:07 PM
Trust the mighty Pepsi! works like a charm. And yes im serious.

CalgarySupra
04-23-2005, 05:13 PM
pepsi or coke wont work at all for what hes asking for.

BlackArcher101
04-24-2005, 02:23 AM
toluene... but that will probably disolve the asphalt also

javlin
08-21-2009, 08:04 PM
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drtoohotty1
08-21-2009, 08:22 PM
hopefully hes still scrubbing after 4 and a half years so he can use this info.......

Dumbass17
08-21-2009, 08:25 PM
wtf, you quoted me?! ^^^ hahahaha

drtoohotty1
08-21-2009, 08:28 PM
dude like a couple months ago, i nearly fell off my chair when i read it the first time so i figured it was sig worthy

DonJuan
08-22-2009, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by drtoohotty1
hopefully hes still scrubbing after 4 and a half years so he can use this info.......

LOLing! I still live your avatar too! LOL

badatusrnames
08-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Haha, I don't mind these random bumps from the dead, sometimes I get to read an informative thread I wouldn't otherwise...