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    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
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    What do you use to clean oil from the bildge?

    If you have an oil spill in your bilge, what do you use to clean it up and how well does it work?

    I'm hearing Dawn dishwashing detergent is the best.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
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    Re: What do you use to clean oil from the bildge?

    I like simple green. Don't use it straight, though, just as you shouldn't use any concentrated degreaser straight except on a rag to wipe stuff with. Degreasers use emulsifiers and suspension agents to keep the nasty stuff contained in the mix as it sloshes around. Needs water to hold the grime in suspension.

    Simple green smells nice too.
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    Re: What do you use to clean oil from the bildge?

    First I through in a couple of those oil absorbent towels. cost about .75 each then dawn to get the rest!


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    Re: What do you use to clean oil from the bildge?

    Dawn works great for me.

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    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
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    Re: What do you use to clean oil from the bildge?

    a gallon or so of water, and dawn dishwashing liquid. Then take it out on a rough day for a couple of hours!! Throw an oil absorbant towel on top when you get back to the dock and let the water out when you put it on the trailer.
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    Platinum Member Platinum Member carter38's Avatar
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    Re: What do you use to clean oil from the bildge?

    I have always had good luck with castrol super clean.

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