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Old 05-24-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Man.....

We had a fire going at my friend's place in one of those portable pits. I grabbed a little gasoline and threw it on the fire....half of it made it on the fire and the other have spilled on his nice patio...

The stones are your average grey square and rectangle pattern and he said there's a black spot he can't get out on the stone. There's got to be something that I can remove it with...

I feel really bad and I'll go buy whatever I need.

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:38 AM   #2
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you can probably use a small pinch bar/crow bar,,, just in case, put a 1 x 4 under the bar's tilt point as a fulcrum so you don't f' up the stone next to the damaged 1

( gasoline + beer ) x luckily-no-1-was-hurt = average grey square stone x $$$ [ this is an algebraic equation so perhaps not easily understood by some ]

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I'd try an Orange cleaner or something like Simple Green and a stiff brush first before tearing anything out.
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There is a product (not sure name) that the actual paver/stone companies sell that is white and goes on wet and you leave for a day until it hardens and then you scrape off. Not the big box stores. I spilled vegetable oil while BBQ ing on my pavers and it was stained and this product helped.

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diotomaceous earth always work'd well as a poultice when mix'd w/vm&p naptha,,, back i the day we got it @ drug store but understand swimming pool co's use it, too
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Man.....

We had a fire going at my friend's place in one of those portable pits. I grabbed a little gasoline and threw it on the fire....half of it made it on the fire and the other have spilled on his nice patio...
No doubt alcohol was involved?

Do what the guys above suggested. In reality, it may just take time for the stain to go completely away.

Next time, when alcohol is involved....leave the gas in the garage.

Sort of reminds me of a test NTSB did a few years ago.

They installed voice recorders in a sampling of cars through out the US. It recorded the last 30 seconds of the conversation in a car prior to an accident.

In the 49 US states, the most common thing heard was "Oh sh!t".

But in Texas it was "Hey y'all, hold my beer while I show you this".

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