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Removing Oil from driveway?

What's best for removing oil spill from the drive. My leaking power steering has left a number of marks, and now the car has gone, I'm looking to tidy up. Tried steam cleaning today, that was rubbish.
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What sort of drive is it, simple tarmac, concrete or paviour brickwork ?
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Neat APC (All Purpose Cleaner) sprayed on, left to dwell and hosed off. You might want to agitate it a bit.
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Engine solvent cleaners will probably melt tarmac. You could try washing powder and a scrubbing brush. Ps my mate wrecked a big section of his dads drive with solvent engine cleaner turned it to spongy mush
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Got the same problem and tried Vanish and a scrubbing brush...the surrounding tarmac came up nice and clean, the stains stubbornly stayed! Give the drive a couple of years and you'll never notice it...
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Use biological washing powder, sprinkle on drive and leave for the rain to do the work.
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Use biological washing powder, sprinkle on drive and leave for the rain to do the work.
Ok, I'll try that one
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Coca-Cola is also recommended. Google search and it will come up with loads of pages.
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i use truck wash on mine spray it on leave it for a while then jet wash off worked a treat.
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i use truck wash on mine spray it on leave it for a while then jet wash off worked a treat.
So do I. I use it at twice the strength you would use on bodywork or at the undercarrige dilution ratio if it's stated on the bottle.
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Or you could simply leave ordinary garden soil over the oil spills for a few days then sweep the sand off ... oil gone.
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