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Old October 1st, 2012, 11:21 PM
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I suppose this fits here? Anyway the garage floor needs sealed, but it's seen a lot of abuse over the last year, even in pictures from a year ago I can see a difference. There's antifreeze, grease, dirt, oil etc in the concrete.
What can I do to scrub it? I'm not looking for a brand new looking floor, but to get rid of the blunt of the nasty.
Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Don't have a garage or a garage floor, but I've cleaned spills on the little quikcrete(bagged concrete mix from the hardware store)walkway in front of the house with purple power. Didn't use any water, just sprayed it on full power and scrubbed with a hard bristled brush let it sit then hosed it off. Worked pretty good.
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I have used muriatic acid in controlled industrial environmenta before with great results. If you go to Wal-Mart they carry a Bio Safe Muriatic Acid that i have used at home on several occasions. Its labled ro be safe for home use. Its been a few years since ive used it but i recall it worked well and wasn't too expensive.



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IIRC Russo has some of that, he was talking about it a few months back, or maybe it was what he used to strip the paint, etc. off of the turbine wheels he has.
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use the muriatic acid that bikes said
dilute it with water as it will bring the calcium up to th top if used full strength and not rinsed quickly and the concrete will turn white
you don't want this

home depot also sells a concrete floor cleaner
go there and ask the guy

when done you don't need anything special unless you want to spend the money
plane concrete sealer applied several coats with a pump up sprayer works great


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I'm not sure about the acid, how far into the concrete will it go? The whole garage is heated through the floor so I don't want to upset that system.
There is sealer already here I think, I won't be doing that, but since I have caused most of the mess I will clean the floor in preparation for sealing.


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