Skid marks are spots that result from a sudden stop or turn of a moving vehicle. These are categorized as acceleration marks, brake marks and yaw marks. Acceleration marks are created when a vehicle suddenly accelerates, causing the tires to spin furiously. Brake marks are caused by a vehicle suddenly stopping, causing the tires to slide. Yaw marks are caused by the sudden slide of the tires sideways. Although removing skid marks is taxing, with a little know-how, you can remove these marks in no time.

Step 1

Wear the protective gears such as the gloves, face mask and goggles. Make sure that all needed materials are prepared and within your reach.

Step 2

Clean the surface with a full blast of pressurized water. This will remove any excess oil spill and residue, making it easier to remove skid marks.

Step 3

Apply muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) to the area you will clean. Apply a generous amount of this chemical to the area where the skid marks are located, and let it stay for fa ew minutes before scrubbing and rinsing off.

Step 4

Scrub the area with a wire brush. Carefully and thoroughly brush the entire area to ensure that every last bit of residue and foreign matter are removed from the surface.

Step 5

Blast the cleaned surface thoroughly with your power washer. Rinse the area well to ensure that the acid, dirt and other materials are washed off your blacktop.