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    Default Brake Fluid Stains On Garage Floor

    My garage is not a Garage Mahal, but it's nice, and I try to keep it up. It has a very cool acrylic floor that has stood up to a lot for about ten years. Unfortunately, my C3's front brakes leaked a bit of brake fluid. The fluid has left a nasty light brown stain. Nothing that I have tried to lift the stain has worked. Any ideas?

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    Your question peeked my interest! I had my garage floor professionally coated and also wondered about stains. I've found Spray Brake Cleaner to clean just about everything, alas it does effect some surfaces. I found Brake Cleaner very effective on untreated concrete

    I did a little investigation and found this as it applies to Acrylic

    • First try treating area with a thin paste made from baking soda and water. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then scrub lightly with a non-abrasive nylon pad. If you like, you can boost the stain removal power of the baking soda by adding a small amount of borax powder to the mixture.
    • If any portion of the stain remains, treat it by laying a folded paper towel on the affected area. Soak the towel with a solution of diluted household bleach. Check the area every few minutes and remove the paper towel as soon as the stain has disappeared.
    • Rinse the area thoroughly to remove any remaining traces of bleach.
    • Grease, oil or ink stains can most easily be removed by rubbing with a soft cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.


    I can't recommend any of this as I have not tried it.. But it's at least something to ponder

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