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Best concrete cleaner? #4526323
09/26/17 01:02 AM
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Rockrz Offline OP
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OK, so I moved to a new place and the garage has numerous stains in the concrete that appear to be oil, tranny fluid or something similar.

I used to have some stuff that I could pour on a stain, let it sit for a while, and then wash it off and it would make the concrete cleaner than the concrete around it that is not stained.

I guess I lost the stuff in the move (we threw a lot of stuff out)... so if anybody knows of a good product that cleans concrete really well please let me know. Thanx!

Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526335
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Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526336
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I like tri sodium phosphate but it can leave a film,but works great.


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Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526383
09/26/17 05:36 AM
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Muriatic Acid.


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Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: ArcticDriver] #4526407
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Muriatic Acid.


Only if you do not mind a pitted surface that leaves tiny pits that quickly fill with dirt and grim.

Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526419
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If you want to make it right start with Muriatic acid and get everything good and clean and then put on couple coats of sealer or a garage floor epoxy paint and enjoy the extra room and ability to keep it a lot cleaner and dust free in the future.



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Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Blueskies123] #4526542
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Originally Posted By: Blueskies123
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Muriatic Acid.


Only if you do not mind a pitted surface that leaves tiny pits that quickly fill with dirt and grim.


This can be a problem if done incorrectly.

The solution is proper dilution. grin


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Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: ArcticDriver] #4526548
09/26/17 09:53 AM
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In my garage i used LA totally awesome found at the dollar store..it cleaned up all the stains i had but they were pretty fresh. For deep stains I have used baby oil, it cuts thru everything.

Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: krismoriah72] #4526585
09/26/17 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
In my garage i used LA totally awesome found at the dollar store..it cleaned up all the stains i had but they were pretty fresh. For deep stains I have used baby oil, it cuts thru everything.


Baby oil? Huh. I'll have to try that. Have never heard nor thought of using that on a concrete stain, lol.


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Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526636
09/26/17 11:15 AM
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Best way is to get a professional epoxy done by a reputable place with a lifetime warranty. Oil then can be wiped up no problem!

Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526644
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Rockrz Offline OP
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Yeah, I'm not looking to spend a bunch of money... I just want to clean it the best I can so it looks decent.

Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz] #4526765
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I've used regular cat litter sprinkled about, then ground it in with either a brick or concrete block, then sweep up what remains.


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