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Old 03-30-2011, 11:35 PM
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Anyone know the best way to clean tire marks off a driveway? My Dad cleared the 14 inches of snow from our driveway this winter using his skid steer, thanks again pops. Bad thing is that there are a bunch of tire marks left in the driveway. I went to lowes to buy a cleaner and they recommended muriatic acid. I think that it might be overkill to use this stuff. Below is a pic of the damage.
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I'm not sure if it will take the rubber marks, just try a small section because it won't hurt the concrete. If it does work please be careful as the fumes are pretty lethal, use a mask as well as plenty of water to wash it away. Keep kids and animals away whilst being used.
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OMG must be the air in Oklahoma

there are 2 hard surface driveways

either asphalt or cement

muriatic acid is great for swimming pools, tile & grout & swimming pool plaster, it is an acid etcher & it will works but, you have to neutralize it
sandblasting is best on cement
at Home Depot & Lowes they have driveway cleaners, read the labels
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Well, at least we can still breath our air out here in the heartland.

I'm just going to try some dishsoap and elbow grease on a scrub brush, if that works; take the acid back to Lowes for a refund. If it doesn't work, then it might be a good excuse to buy a power washer.

I was curious if anyone has any experience applying a sealer? As you can see in the second pic, even my truck is leaving tire marks in the driveway. It may seam a little OCD, but we just built this home less than a year ago and I want to keep the driveway looking clean.
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Hmmm, our shop concrete pad gets marks from 4 wheelers and trailers but they seem to disappear after a couple good hard rains. You might try to find a friend with a power washer. They make concentrated cleaners for power washers that'll take those right off. Half the time you don't even need the concentrate. But, please please please wear gloves. My grandpa almost lost his hands to that concentrated cleaner, it's serious business.
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Time is the best cleaner. A few rain cycles and the marks on mine disappear!
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Removing Tire Marks from Concrete
The easiest way to remove tire marks from concrete is a degreaser combined with a pressure washer. Soak the stain with the degreaser, let it sit for several minutes, and use a pressure washer to rinse. When using a high powered pressure washer, be careful not to leave pressure washer marks on the surface. The stream should be at least 2 inches wide when it strikes the concrete.

Keeping a coat of concrete sealer on the surface can help to prevent tire marks in the future or make them much easier to cleanup.


http://www.all-things-concrete.com/r...ire-marks.html
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