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Old 10-08-2009, 11:12   #16
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I use the stuff made from orange oil and it works pretty well. I pour a little into the bilge each week. No smell.

But I can see that I will have to pull up the floor boards and scrub by hand periodically to keep them really clean.
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Gosh, I use that on fries. Whats it doing to my insides?
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Re: Good Bilge Cleaner

I use a bioremediation product called Oil Gone Easy S-200. Gotten good results - what I like most is that you don't need to do anything but pour it in. My wife hates the fuel/oil smell and it got rid of it on contact. It attracts bacteria in the water which breaks down the oil automatically.
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Gosh, I use that on fries. Whats it doing to my insides?
anjou... you have really clean insides!!


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I use a bioremediation product called Oil Gone Easy S-200. Gotten good results - what I like most is that you don't need to do anything but pour it in. My wife hates the fuel/oil smell and it got rid of it on contact. It attracts bacteria in the water which breaks down the oil automatically.
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Re: Good Bilge Cleaner

comeing from many miles as a comercial fisherman. youll have to take my word on a couple of things.
you.do.not.want.to. pressure.wash a old wood bilge,it will spray everywhere and you will find sod wood in very hard to get at places.

best bilge cleaner i've found is a ten yr old who wants new video game! give him a buchet to scoop the ick out, thendawb dish soap, no toxic clralears need scrub rinse repeat
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We use simple green for everything except the dishes on our boat. Then we use that Dawn pure bio stuff.
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Re: Good Bilge Cleaner

In the navy we used something called "Bilgewash 101" but that was not commercially available. It would dissolve paint if left on too long. It was wonderful.
I have recently found a product in Spain that smells, looks, and behaves exactly like 101. I do not know if it is available anywhere else, however, if you can find the MSDS on it, you could get a clue...

Fabricantes de detergentes,Productos quimicos industriales,Productos de limpieza,Fabricante de productos quimicos

It is the FOR 900, and is used in the dosing of the wash in an automated carwash. It is incredible as an engine bilge cleaner turning everything into a white-ish water soluble emulsion.

Sorry but don't know of an equivalent in the USA.
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