I have a spill stain on a concrete garage floor, help me please

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    I changed my water pump on my car in someone's garage the other night (they don't know I did) and even though I drained a lot of the coolant before hand, I still lost a lot when I pulled the lower hose off the pump and it splashed down and made a nice puddle on the floor and now there's a stain due to the oily nature of coolant, as well as some rust stains mixed into it.

    Does anyone have any good remedies for cleaning this up and making it not look like shit anymore?
     
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    You need something to draw out the oil. Start with cat litter, sand or corn starch.

    Good luck, Paulie.
     
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    oil dry

    Get it at any auto parts store.

    Leave it on there for a few days then wash, rinse, repeat :)
     
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    It depends how porous the concrete is. But most stains on concrete can be removed with good ol' fashioned elbow grease. And leaving a heap of cat litter covering what's left after you've scrubbed all you can off overnight should help, as it's very absorbent.
     
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    Kitty Litter
    WD-40
    Dishwashing Soap or Detergent
    Nylon Brush and elbow grease

    I used bar soap once when I was a kid, my dad made me wash off a skid mark I made on the sidewalk with my bike once (and only once!) :lol:

    Good luck and remember to use a spill plate or a piece of carpet (it's more comfortable) next time!
     
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    try bleach...then merradic acid

    the acid may corrode the floor
     
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    Write them a letter of apology, and offer to pay for a new garage.
     
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    I can only imagine the amount of kitty litter that is owned by the collective of this board.
     
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    Diesel Fuel, Sawdust, or floor dry.. Good Luck with that!
     
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    Nowhere near as much in comparison to the amount of grovelling you're going to have to do if you don't shift that stain.
     

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