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So, while taking the head off of one of my cars, I spilled some fuel on the garage floor. :fart:

Now the place stinks. I have let bleach, soapy water and a few other household cleaning items soak in the area and it still stinks bad.

Anyone know how I can get rid of the gas smell???????

Brian
 



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Light a match.

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MyExpWork said:
Anyone know how I can get rid of the gas smell???????

Brian

Try putting Milk on it overnight, then wash it off.
 






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Okay, so I first need to open the window, then light a match.

How would opening the window help, won't it just blow out the match?

Then go inside and have a glass of milk. Hmm.. sounds a little weird, but I will try it. Let you know what happened.

Thanks.
 






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Baking soda... lots?

Febreeze... lots?
 












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Before you light the match...get some marshmallows and a good insurance policy :D
 






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Charcol brickets (carbon), dont try to cook with them when your done.
 






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i vote open a window.. and the garage door.... put fans in there... and let it evaporate, you know stupidity does kill? i mean you have to see the irony in this. lets say that you are a mechanic (of whatever level) probably should know that gas evaporates into nothing.. and the stench should follow it. (spilt about 3 gallons of gas in garage once. opend door and windows and threw fans in it.. next day no more gas. maybe you should stop eating beans?
 






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spilled gas

Gas DOES leave behind some residue if spilled in the open as opposed to being burned under pressure. The best household thing ever to clean up and de-stinkify the area is Dawn dish washing liquid. This is assuming the area is soaked in gas, not standing liquid gas. Get a broom, your hose, and the Dawn. Lightly wet the area, squirt Dawn on it, and use the broom to scrub the area. Let sit about 10 minutes, then hose the area off. :)
 






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Get a can of coffee from the local store and sprinkle the grounds around the garage floor and let it set for a day or so. :D
 






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I'm surprised no one mentioned this..... while it is wet - just use some Kitty Litter to scoop it away... then put that in a remote area to dry.
 






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hydroxy said:
I'm surprised no one mentioned this..... while it is wet - just use some Kitty Litter to scoop it away... then put that in a remote area to dry.


Considering how fast gas evaporates, I guess I just assumed it was already dry by the time he posted this thread and anyone replied.
 






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mosinman said:
The best household thing ever to clean up and de-stinkify the area is Dawn dish washing liquid. QUOTE]

liquid? i heard that the grainy stuff... whatever that powerd stuff is that you wash your dishes with, is better. anyway well i spill oil i use it, and it works like a champ. i sprinkle it down and about a week later sweep it away then spray the are really good with the hose. take an old broom and scrub it. Repeat until no more foam appears and your set. i didnt see a mark in my garage.... i did soak a lot of it up with a paper towel, but thats about it
 






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Gladi8r said:
Considering how fast gas evaporates, I guess I just assumed it was already dry by the time he posted this thread and anyone replied.

Actually it took about a week to finally go away. I sprayed Tilex and scrubbed the area for about 10 minutes. About 1/2 day later it was gone.
 






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