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Old 31-08-2006, 17:27   #1
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White hull + Used motor oil = Bad Stain!

Anyone have any tips or tricks for getting used motor oil off a white hull? I pulled a real doozey today and spilled probably a cup of really black, used motor oil right on my deck today. It's bad. Very bad.

Would I just have to grind down with a normal gel coat cleaner, or is there a nice way to get the oil up?

Thanks for any insight. It's one ugly mess. I'm afriad the Admiral will have me walk the plank!
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Old 31-08-2006, 17:47   #2
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Acetone has always worked for me.
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Old 31-08-2006, 18:06   #3
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Thank you, Pat! I'll give it a try.

In your line of business, it's bound to happen from time to time, right?
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Old 31-08-2006, 18:42   #4
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I would start with paint thinner first. Acetone can do a number on your finish if you are not careful.
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Old 31-08-2006, 21:55   #6
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I have had some success using an old hand cleaner trick my dad taught me. Scrub it with cooking oil, then use regular dish detergent. Believe it or not, this works really well on motor oil. It also works really well cleaning grease off your hands as long as you do not get your hands or the surface wet before you apply the cooking oil.
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And all this time I thought you were cooking with gas.
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Old 31-08-2006, 22:05   #8
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