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    ok, got oil from my brothers (shattered) gearbox & my father-in-law has dropped power steering fluid from his ropey rack, I usually put a sprinkle of sand on top of the oil for a few days (to soak it up) then brush, hose off. does anyone have a better method ?

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    I remember seeing a demonstration somewhere to do with cleaning up oil slicks in oceans that involved a lot of hair in a net. I recall it being very successful...

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    the " chicken sh!t " sprinkles are good, but I use electraclean afterwards. the stuff cleans anything, elen melts glue

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    also lotox dl is very good ( spells like oranges as well )

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    'Kitty litter' absorbant granules to soak up most of it, and then any drive way oil patch cleaner should do it, pour on, leave and then rinse off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    I remember seeing a demonstration somewhere to do with cleaning up oil slicks in oceans that involved a lot of hair in a net. I recall it being very successful...
    not got a lot of hair left maybe 10 years ago lol - oh there is my back..

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    Plain flour works a treat. Turns the oil into a dough, balls up and there you go. Now just add some stock and you got a soup.

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    brake cleaner works well it dilutes it

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    kitty litter then straight washing up liquid thats what we use at work and that gear oil hydrostatic and hydrolic

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    i just soak it up with sand and hope for the best

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