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#4526323 - 09/26/17 01:02 AM Best concrete cleaner?
Rockrz Offline


Registered: 10/12/14
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Loc: State
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!

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#4526335 - 09/26/17 02:30 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
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TSP or UGL Extra Muscle.
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#4526336 - 09/26/17 02:31 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
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I like tri sodium phosphate but it can leave a film,but works great.
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#4526383 - 09/26/17 05:36 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
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Muriatic Acid.
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#4526407 - 09/26/17 06:29 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: ArcticDriver]
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Loc: FL USA
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.

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#4526419 - 09/26/17 07:05 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
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Registered: 09/19/16
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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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#4526542 - 09/26/17 09:46 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Blueskies123]
ArcticDriver Offline


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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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#4526548 - 09/26/17 09:53 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: ArcticDriver]
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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.

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#4526585 - 09/26/17 10:26 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: krismoriah72]
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Loc: Utah, USA
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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#4526636 - 09/26/17 11:15 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 453
Loc: Killadelphia
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!

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#4526644 - 09/26/17 11:21 AM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
Rockrz Offline


Registered: 10/12/14
Posts: 93
Loc: State
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.

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#4526765 - 09/26/17 01:48 PM Re: Best concrete cleaner? [Re: Rockrz]
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Loc: Central Texas
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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