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Old 07-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #17
On the road to being a farker
Join Date: 03-29-11
Location: Monroe, NC

Thanks for all the responses!

Originally Posted by Bigmista View Post
Paint the concrete black.
Too darn hot here to due that. I might as well cook over asphalt. Yikes!

Originally Posted by bignburlyman View Post
At the Kansas Winter Q in Great Bend KS, where the cook teams set up is also the staging area for the professional drag strip. The drag strip operators were concerned with some grease spills that would get on racing slicks and cause problems. The method they use (and Kent Romine & I used) is like this. First they saturate the concrete with laquer thinner, then use a stiff bristle broom (or brush for a small area) to scrub the laquer thinner in. Then they use a weed burner to burn off the laquer thinner. Then they use a water hose to soak the concrete and spread Tide laundry detergent which is then scrubbed with a clean stiff bristle broom. Then it is rinsed off with water.

This is a lot of effort but it really does pull the grease out of the concrete. The drag strip crew said they have tried lots of other methods, but this is the only one that worked. Also, they suggest the guy spreading the laquer thinner not be the guy using the torch.
That sounds like a lot of work but I'm sure it works. I may have to give it a shot! Thanks!
Originally Posted by Smiter Q View Post
Let your dog have at it.
The vet bills would be more expensive than digging it up and re-pouring!
Originally Posted by Carnivorous Endeavors BBQ View Post
I'm with Cajunator.... try getting some heavy duty EasyOff oven cleaner. Saturate the spots and cover it with a plastic bag for 12 hours or so. Then rinse.
Good idea. Thanks!
Mike - UDS (born 5/22/2011) and a Weber E310 gasser
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