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post #21 of Old 08-03-2014, 05:05 PM
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BT200 from powerwashstore.com is still the safest and best way to remove oil stains. Hec, you don't even need a pressure washer.

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Thanks guys, here is some information on a Myrtle Beach South Carolina Pressure Washing School we will be hosting.

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some impressive before and afters here

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Jim and Doug's look really effective. Is there some sort of way we can DIY clean this?
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Has anyone every heard " If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is?

Though Chemicals play a part in removing oil, one cannot make an intelligent decision that a miracle will happen if you use one.

I have been cleaning nothing but Parking Garages for over 26 years. When it comes to a petroleum base product ( Motor Oil ) I know how to remove them. I do not know of any contractor who sell's chemicals will ever go to a parking facility, pour some chemical and wash it down with a Kmart Plastic Water gun on a oil stain. An oil stain that is old and that has set for years or even months. They won't...why...because it will not remove the penetrated stain. Now I have seen those who use chemicals in a gas station. A gas station that they clean weekly or bi weekly and get dirty fast. But that oil has not penetrated into the concrete, so sure, throwing ANY chemicals down that is designed for oil removal, will work...even with cold water....something is better than nothing... So don't be fooled.

The best chemicals I found are usually those that are not advertised on these BBS and are usually cheaper then what is advertised. For example, one chemicals I used cost $45 for 5 gallon bucket. The manufacture says dilute 10 to 1, but I use it full strength. I show this video ONLY at the Parking Garage Cleaning Event held this March in Dallas Tx. Now do I post my chemical on these BBS for my competitors to know, NO I do not. I want to keep my advantage over my competitors

For years I laughed at some competitors who used advertised all purpose products at 50 dollars a gallon for oil removal. Those contractors went out of business. So do not expect anyone to post their chemicals that are cheap to use, but works as good or better then those contractors who push their retail product.

Again, anyone can remove a spill that is recent. Dawn soap with luke warm water or even some soda like Coke will work just fine for that...why you ask? because the oil has not set into the concrete. The oil is settling on top of the concrete. But once it penetrates into the concrete, you need some kind of reaction to pull that stain out.

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It would be nice to know what worked for you. Others recommend using pressure washer and soap. Steam cleaning and power wash seem to give good results as what has been shown in this thread.

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Great Advice on this thread

It sounds like specializing in flat work cleaning requires a serious set up as far as equipment goes and an understanding of cleaning products designed to remove the oils on the surface! -Thanks for the infomation
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It sounds like specializing in flat work cleaning requires a serious set up as far as equipment goes and an understanding of cleaning products designed to remove the oils on the surface! -Thanks for the infomation
there are lots of products that remove oil at the surface. hot water and a cuastic based solution seems to be the best. If the stain is new you can usually get almost all of the stain off. If the stain is old and if it has been hot out, that stain is deep down into the concrete and you are going to have a shadow no matter what. Down here where we are, when it gets mega hot, the stain wicks back up to the surface.

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We use Agar products in conjunction to heat to remove oil stains

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100% agree with Doug, BT200 is the way to go. I have also had good luck with EBC. Both are available at the PWS
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EBC is my go to for oil stains. Works Great!

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I will be trying EBC on oil stains in a few days. I'll post an update on how well it worked.


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I will be trying EBC on oil stains in a few days. I'll post an update on how well it worked.


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How did that go for you? EBC works great for me and Carlos is an awesome guy!

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