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Old 08-03-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Ouch

OK, I knew at some point it would happen ..... I was filling up with diesel and it didn't shut off quite the way I expected and I got a good splash on my perfect old teak deck. Any ideas on how to remedy this ugly looking splotch?
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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Don't worry about it. The fuel will weather out of the teak fairly quickly. We've had the occasional splash onto the deck planks and it's gone when we come up to the boat the following weekend.

These days I pour a small pail of water on the deck at the deck fills (before removing the caps ) and this seems to prevent any splashes from soaking into the boards. But even before I started doing this, fuel "stains" disappeared on their own in pretty short order.

That's with natural (no finish) teak deck planks. I have no idea what would happen if one has Cetol or oil on their decks as we don't do that and never would.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thanks ..... it's a natural deck, 40 years old, and I had visions of diesel permanently changing it. I'll relax.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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My occasional oops vanishes on the teak deck as well. I even spilled a bit of lock graphite a while back. It, too, was gone in about a week or two.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Ignore it. It'll be gone before you know it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Just don't spill a beer or cocktail on the deck. that would be a real tragedy.
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