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