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Removal Of Engine Oil Frm Block Paving

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DarceyK123 | 19:47 Tue 24th May 2022 | Home & Garden
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Moved into a new house about 6 months ago.

The previous owners had an old car which has dripped a big puddle of engine oil onto to block paving.

Any ideas how to remove it? Looks like its been there some time.

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For a professional product though . . .
https://www.resiblock.com/product/resiblock-oil-remover/

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Thank you Buen, have tried the soap powder/washing up liquid ones but didn't make a jot of difference.

Was wondering if any of the oil remover stuff you can buy really work? The stuff in your video requires a jet washer which we dont have at the mo.
Darcey, the best thing to reomove oil from concrete/paving is simply Cola. Buy a cheap bottle from the supermarket and just pour it on. Leave for about 15 mins, then swill away. Works every time, trust me. We used to do that when I worked for a soft drinks company, after the vehicles had driven through the warehouse for loading, leaving patches of oil. Tis true. Give it a go! Cheap as chips!
>>> Was wondering if any of the oil remover stuff you can buy really work?

I think that the video gives you a pretty good idea of what's possible. It makes it clear that, while you might not be able to get the paving looking entirely new, you can at least make it look quite a lot better.

>>> The stuff in your video requires a jet washer which we dont have at the mo.

Worth buying one then, perhaps? Budget models start from £45 at
Screwfix and they can be handy for lots of things, including washing your car.
https://www.screwfix.com/c/auto-cleaning/pressure-washers/cat810150

Another method is pour some petrol over it ( it will dilute the oil ) and then scrub with fairy liquid.
I'd go with tonyav's suggestion as he's the resident "go to" guy for car issues.
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Thanks all, will be busy the weekend trying these out.
Darcey
When I was in the Fire Service we used a product called COMPROX to clean the oil drip trays and appliance room floor every Saturday - it works wonders. Perhaps try Googling Comprox and see what comes up. Good luck.
FBG40
Comprox - only available to purchase in IBC containers. And only in the USA, apparently.
Salvage Hunters (Restorers) get oil out of wooden table tops by putting on meths & setting it alight. Make sure there is nothing flammable nearby!

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