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oil drip trays

What do you folks use to catch oil drips under leaky vehicles in your garage? I notice in a lot of museums they have large, very shallow metal trays.... like huge cookie sheets. Does anyone sell these? Or do you just have them made at a fabricator? Any other ideas for catching drips? Thanks.

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wife's or mom's (my case) cookie sheets!! just don't tell her!!!
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In my old Army Chinook Helicopter unit they used what looked like giant cookie sheets to catch all the hydraulic fluid those suckers leaked out. Whenever I had a car that leaked oil I flattened out old cardboard boxes and used them. Cardboard can suck up a huge amount of oil. Then just threw them away. At the present time none of my vehicles leak oil, even the British ones!
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Any auto parts store will have the big "cookie sheets"
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old pizza boxes - their life cycle is:

- carry pizza
- dawg chewie
- oil drip catcher
- refuse

Or you can rebuild an Al engine and put an end to the whole problem.
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I second the use of card board boxes. I also lay newer ones down when working under the car - to protect the floor and keep myself a little cleaner. Toss when yucky.
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I used to work in a bakery when I was a kid. They had some giant cookie sheets there. Maybe
www.bakerycookiesheets.com or something.
I found some drip pans from an outlet store but the bottoms had ribs and they are a ***** to clean. Find something smooth.
On the other hand having oil drip on the garage floor is something cool and unique to 911 ownership.
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Cardboard boxes work great. Heavy enough to stay put when a gust of wind hits it and readily available.
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Some customers have discovered a secondary use of these. They act like a trough and allow oil to drip from one end or the other - no arbitrary dripping. This allows you to use a less expansive drip container ...... or smaller cardboard.



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I have duct taped square cardboard to my garage floor, after vacuuming, of course. the 911 sits in the same spot daily so it keeps the mess from tracking around the garage into the house. I keep a clean piece as well for laying on when working on it. Go to your local TV store and check with them. they should give you a couple of big hunks.
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Quote:
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Any auto parts store will have the big "cookie sheets"
I got mine at Parts America and I've seen them at Pep Boys. They are usually around $15.
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for that you can buy a pizza and then use the box...

fill it w/kitty litter if you want.
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I got mine from a resturaunt supply store. They are 2'x3' and they were around $15 each if I remember right. Get as big as you can to cover bigger areas.
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Most local auto parts stores around here sell a carpet like roll-up material. It works, just gets a little stiff from all the heat after the first year or two.

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