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Anyone know how to clean oil stains from a cobblelock driveway?

Any special home made concoctions or is the stuff in the shops the best to use?
 

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QUOTE (DaveQ @ Jan 25 2006, 11:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Anyone know how to clean oil stains from a cobblelock driveway?

Any special home made concoctions or is the stuff in the shops the best to use?

Lime can be good to soak it up.
 

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If its being there for a few days and its dried in then you may aswell forget about it. Very stubbron to remove from cobblelock.
 

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Buy a bag of washing soda in the Supermarket and mix it with hot water and then use that to scrub it off with a deck brush - I've found that it works for me.
 

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There's some stuff that my landlord uses to get rid of the oil stains that I continually leave on the driveway, must find out what it is cos it works very well
 

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Cheers lads, ill try all of those suggestions, if I can't get rid of it she'll kill me!
 

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Few months and your wrecking the place already! I bet Laura is well pleased.
What I do is dry up any excess with tissue and put plenty of undiluted washing up liquidon it and leave it. Then wash away a day or so later. Washing up liquid disolves oil (you see people doing it on canals when twats spill diesel from there boats).
Dont use a power washer as it will blast out the fine sand in between the cobbles.
 

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I tried to convince her it wasn't me and one patch was there already and the other was her car


Didn't work!
 

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QUOTE (8valve @ Jan 25 2006, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Gunk do a great driveway cleaner, works very well.
Pour it on, agitate with a brush, and hose away.

That stuff is the business, I also found that a wire brush was a great help, but that was when removing oil stains from a concrete drive, would be cautious about using it on cobbles
 

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Try washing up liquid (Fairy!!)and water....and a bit of elbo greece...... It works for me.
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