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I Spilled Motor Oil

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by dysfunctnlretard, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    All Over my bed. I didnt close my drain pan properly and it spilled all over. Any ideas on how to remove it? I tried liquid laundry detergent, degreaser, and powerwashing, none work. I have a rubber bed mat and thats the main location of the spill.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    bajamoon

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  3. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    doug355r

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    cat litter to soak most of it up, then brush off or vacuum up. then wash the rest. Also Carb cleaner works.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    im kind of wondering what the potential for damage is on these composite beds. oil and carb cleaner sound like they might could harm the plastic?
    ive got my drain pan full of oil sitting in the back of my truck as well, waiting to get recycled. hope mine doesnt spill, that sounds like a nasty mess
     
  5. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Don't cry over it..........oh wait...........that's spilled milk.

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    The Walmart brand is just as effective only cheaper.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    Wow. Ouch!!!
     
  7. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    That sucks...

    Try this:

    1. Put down some baking soda on the oil stain.
    2. Put a piece of cardboard on top of the baking soda.
    3. stack something on top of the card board to apply pressure.
    4. Wait a few hours, overnight would be good.
    Repeat as necessary.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Thats why you should just dump the oil in the backyard.:D
     
  9. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    car wash engine degreeser let it set for a bit then pressure wash it out
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    engine bright cleans off oil well as does brake klean
     
  11. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Better get that cleaned up or your bed will start to rust! :anonymous:


    Use Simple Green. Non-toxic and that stuff cleans everything.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    off topic but thanks check out my build let me know what you think
     
  13. Feb 19, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    thanks for the responses people. Ill have to grab a couple of these items and try them out tonight. Thanks again
     
  14. Feb 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    any luck?
     
  15. Feb 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    It was dark lAst night so I couldn't see the results but I out cat litter all over the bed and let it sit while I was at work (5hours). When i got off, I swept it up and power washed the bed at a local self service car wash. Then I poured about 60oz of simple green in the bed and scrubbed with a wire brush and rinsed. I've yet to see the results but will keep you guys posted.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    i think its a write off :/
     
  18. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    Just set your truck on fire...that'll clean it up nicely :laugh:

    j/k

    Try Carb Cleaner bud :notsure:
     
  19. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Most of it's gone. Some spots remain where I missed scrubbing last night. So the verdict: sufficient simple green and a wire brush will remove motor oil from our composite beds and rubber bed mats. Thanks again guys.
     
  20. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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