Monday, August 30, 2010

How do I get Rubber tire marks off of plain concrete?

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 Q. -  Please help in getting rubber tire marks off plain concrete.
Hello Susan,
A. - That's easy to do when you use the Concrete Camouflage C.S.P./ Degreaser - Cleaner. Just pour it on the tire marks and let it sit for a few minutes or so, while ensuring that you don't let it dry. Use a stiff straw scrub brush(also from Concrete Camouflage) to move the CSP around as it soaks in, so as to keep it from drying on you. Add a little more after a few minutes and give it a little scrub with the straw brush. It shouldn't take much scrubbing at all, so let it sit a little longer if need be. Then wash it down with a sprayer nozzle or preferably a power washer if outside, or mop it up if inside.
   Note: While some people say that they only need to pour on the CSP and allow it to sit a few minutes and then it will power wash right off, we still find that scrubbing it with a straw brush usually gets it up better.
   The CSP degreaser / cleaner is great for normal tire marks. Especially in garages, homeowner driveways, and the such. For really intense and massive tire marks such as on a commercial driveway or parking lot, while it usually works fine, if the CSP degreaser isn't strong enough, then you can use the CSP Stripper which is so strong that it can melt rubber tires.
   A final Important Note: The CSP stripper will strip concrete sealers. So while it's great for clean and prep, you shouldn't use the stripper on sealed concrete unless you intend to strip the sealer, and you should only use the CSP degreaser sparingly on sealed concrete and understand that you are still slowly stripping the sealer.