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Answered 2007-08-27 16:24:46

To neutralize a strong acid you need a weak alkali. You've done enough damage, so I would stay away from anything that says caustic on it or you're going to end up blind or gassed. Try a box of Bicarbonate of Soda first. Or just slam it with buckets of water and dilute it.

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