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Smudger

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Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« on: November 05, 2018, 11:58:45 am »
Ok looking at this today, not really sure if it can be done - new tarmac car park with concrete splatter on it - they have Kindly left it 2 weeks before deciding that it needs cleaning  :(  the owners of the car park are not best pleased






I have some chemical that breaks down concrete but I really don't know if I have a hope of getting it off its well stuck on and in

thoughts and advice welcome

Darran
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Kev Martin

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 01:57:22 pm »
I would pre wet it with clean water then try a sample test area using a mono speed rotary fitted with a soft to medium brush using phosphoric acid or similar.  If it works just rinse and wash afterwards.  If you really want to go OTT you could use tarmac restorer as well.

Kev
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Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 08:36:33 pm »
cheers Kev - thought you might come up with a solution - wasn't sure if a rotary would be man enough

being a bit lazy here - do you sell phosphoric acid ?

cheers
Darran
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Kev Martin

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 08:05:53 am »
cheers Kev - thought you might come up with a solution - wasn't sure if a rotary would be man enough

being a bit lazy here - do you sell phosphoric acid ?

cheers
Darran

Yes but regardless do a test first.  The issue with cleaning concrete is whether it has additives in it to make it flexible.  If this is the case then the polymers may have risen to the surface which renders the phos acid as useless.  This is because the concrete has like a protective cling film on the top.  A bit like trying to wash your dirty hands with rubber gloves on.
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Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 10:24:24 am »
Yes were doing a test as part of the job - just waiting for payment 👍

Whats your delivery times ??

Darran
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Kev Martin

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 05:54:58 pm »
Yes were doing a test as part of the job - just waiting for payment 👍

Whats your delivery times ??

Darran

Next working day
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Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 06:58:11 pm »
Cheers Kev
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chris scott

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 11:23:47 pm »
Turbo it.
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Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 01:28:05 pm »
Sounds good Chris - would you like the pictures of the mess for your website ?

Darran
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chris scott

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 08:15:55 pm »
What mess?    The Concrete is brittle and the Tarmac flexible ....it will fly off.
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Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 05:27:44 pm »
Unfortunately not - stuck like S**t to a blanket - the concrete is absolutely rock hard - it is the foundations for a 4 storey hotel.

Shame, I thought it might have come off - never mind

Darran
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Kev Martin

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 05:37:49 pm »
Unfortunately not - stuck like S**t to a blanket - the concrete is absolutely rock hard - it is the foundations for a 4 storey hotel.

Shame, I thought it might have come off - never mind

Darran

Did you try a rotary with a brush and some acid?
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Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:21:09 pm »
yes - not even  sniff of its coming off

Darran
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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 10:15:47 pm »
yes - not even  sniff of its coming off

Darran



Probebly the best bet it to get it resurfaced and bill the offending company that spilt it in the first place , although that wont mean any work for you its the best result for the customer

Smudger

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Re: Any thoughts on cleaning this mess?
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 11:15:56 pm »
That was my recommendation - I charged a non returnable deposit, so not out of pocket and of course got to try out something different.

Disappointed  in as much I hate to being able to deliver a finished job for them, but next time they wont leave it 3 weeks before deciding to have it cleaned.  Im sure a few buckets of water on the day would have been sufficient to clean it off

Darran
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www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk