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Old 02-28-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Oil pads

Crawling around a bilge with an owner, I came across a box of oil pads and all he could remember was he got it "somewhere up the coast." The compact nature was what got my attention.

The only similar ones I could find are in Australia.
Oil and Fuel Absorbent Pads & Mats : Oil and Fuel Pads - Envirosorbâ„¢ Extra Heavy Duty 37cm x 38cm, Lint Free

Any known local suppliers?
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:56 AM   #2
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Spill Control Supplies | Absorbents | MBT White Dimpled Oil-Only Heavy Weight Tri-Fold Roll 1/Bale 50' x 5" | B462763 - GlobalIndustrial.com
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Yup, made by the AU company Global Spill Control.

I can't seem to find any suppliers either. 3M makes a product that is somewhat similar. A 50' roll of folded material that is 5" wide folded but unfolds to 18". It is perforated every 16" designed so it can be ripped off much like TP. So each section give you a 18x16" pad. Looks like it would be a convenient way to carry a bunch of absorbent pads that could also double as a boom.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:26 PM   #4
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That's what I saw Dave. Not sure if it was 3M though. Very easy storage. I now have a line on it locally and will drop into the local chandler today.
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holy moly, fisheries supply in seattle sells the absorb pads by the truck load! probly get them at any place like tacoma diesel, williams oil in tacoma, etc
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Well, I ain't holy and I ain't moly and I know where to get pads by the truck load. Just not these ones, yet.
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Yeah, I linked the listing at fisheries. I imagine that Clyde is right and Williams Oil probably carries them. With my limited time, I don't like running down to the Tacoma tide flats if I don't have to.

I have a nephew that works for 3M. When he comes to visit he brings lots of 3M swag that employees get to pick through. I wonder if he could snag a box for me?
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I have a nephew that works for 3M. When he comes to visit he brings lots of 3M swag that employees get to pick through. I wonder if he could snag a box for me?
Preferably a box with something in it, eh?
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With my limited time, I don't like running down to the Tacoma tide flats if I don't have to.
$53 at Amazon. No running needed:


I like the idea, wish I hadn't just bought a box of the flat ones!
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I buy them in bulk from McMaster Carr online
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$53 at Amazon.
I like the idea, wish I hadn't just bought a box of the flat ones!
I just found them in the catalogue at the local ships store.
$130. Really? I know our dollar is in the terlet but gimme a break already.
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You can buy a lot of baby disposable nappies for $50
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Greetings,
What is even MORE amazing is: Spill Control Supplies | Absorbents | ESP 8" x 18" White Oil-Only Marine Bilge Boom, 10BOOM818, 10 Booms/Bale | B935734 - GlobalIndustrial.com

$5.80 a piece! I think these sell for $11 @ WM...go figure.

Mr. g. "nappies"? I agree but nappies absorb both oil and water. I prefer the selective absorption of the polymer pads.
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McMaster Carr $43.
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Pretty well any industrial supply house sells them in bulk for about $0.50 each. In either country.
Stay away from Fastenal though they're the WM of industry.
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Way back in the old days, when I was but a wee, teenage lad working as a mate on a fishing boat out of Carolina Beach, the Cap't used Kotex under his old DD-671's as oil pads. As I recall, they worked pretty well.
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