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Old 11-13-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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I've got an oil leak and now my nice new garage floor is filthy. I've heard that kitty litter is good for cleanup. Is there anything better?

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Kitty litter will get the worst of it on the surface, but you'll need to use a degreaser (something strong, like undiluted Simple Green or better) to soak into the concrete. The pressure wash it off. You probably won't get it all, but you can get most.
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Kitty litter will work on tranny fluid too. First hand knowledge.
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It'* a painted floor, so I'll probably be able to get it all. I may just "accidentally spill" some brake cleaner on it, too, prior to the litter to help loosen it up.

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Brake or carb cleaner will probably destroy the paint on your floor unless it'* an epoxy-base paint.
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I was gonna say, in some of the high hazard areas in the new airport epoxy paint was a necessary, I hope thats what you painted the floor with
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Sawdust is a good one and so is the dust from sheet rock/drywall. Those will help pick that oil up.
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Kitty litter is the bomb on painted sufaces.... Works good on concrete too but you have to use like Engine degreaser to ger the spot off the ground...
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i know menards and farm & fleet (those kinda stores, not sure what they are called) sell stuff that looks like kitty litter but is a lot cheaper and does the same thing. You could try using Dawn on the stain when you are done too. Make sure you let the kittly litter sit for a few days to soak everything up.
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Oil dry or quick dry. Thats what we used at work to soak up all the oils that leaked or got spilled. Plu it was reusable.
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