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Old 01-21-2011, 05:32 PM   #21
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RE: Best cleaner for Oil/Diesel?

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Most of the people I know use Dawn, not Joy, but if you're using either to break up oil or gasoline spills on the water, you're doing something illegal. Of course, the spill was illegal to start with. The detergent just lessens the chance of getting caught.

What I want to know is, how to get engine oil out of carpet. I just spilled some today. More of a "drip" than a spill, but it's noticable. I blotted all I could with paper towels.
********* Ron, Do Camanos have carpeted engine rooms?** Try some Spray Nine it is pretty good on stains.** JohnP

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-- Edited by JohnP on Friday 21st of January 2011 05:47:55 PM
Not the engine room, but I had a small oil pump and it dripped oil on the carpet next to the hatch.* There's another stain that looks the same and I'll be it's oil also but I don't know how it got there.* Plain grey carpet is less than ideal on a boat.* It shows everything.

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #22
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Brake clean.
It smells like a dry cleaning shop, and it works.
I might as well, nothing else works.*

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #23
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Brake clean.
It smells like a dry cleaning shop, and it works.
I might as well, nothing else works.* I get a product called Oil Eater, which is a citrus based organic cleaner at Costco. It would be worth a try also, if you can find it.*

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:01 PM   #24
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Thanks, I'll look for it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #25
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RE: Best cleaner for Oil/Diesel?

Am I the only one that has a carpeted engine room?***Being it not much carpeting when I re carpet the boat there is usually some extra.* People think its strange that I vacuum and dust the engine room. * When re carpeteting*I pull the old carpet out and use it as a template to cut the new carpet being boats have so many odd shapes.**
We have a*Dirt Devil*rug spot remover.*
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:26 PM   #26
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Thanks, I'll look for it.
Rinse over and over to get the Oil Eater out afterward. It can remain a little sticky.

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Am I the only one that has a carpeted engine room?
I use to have a walk in engine room on my 54' sport fisher. Two - 8V 92s resided
there, each delivering 760 hp. I was so proud of that ER that I put down bright red
carpet between the engines. That ER was sooo spotless that it was a shame to
even take the boat out! One of my fondest memories of all the boating I have
done was stopping at Subway, buying a foot long, potato chips and a drink and
eating them in ER. Compulsive?* I think so.



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Old 01-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #28
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Am I the only one that has a carpeted engine room?
I use to have a walk in engine room on my 54' sport fisher. Two - 8V 92s resided
there, each delivering 760 hp. I was so proud of that ER that I put down bright red
carpet between the engines. That ER was sooo spotless that it was a shame to
even take the boat out! One of my fondest memories of all the boating I have
done was stopping at Subway, buying a foot long, potato chips and a drink and
eating them in ER. Compulsive?* I think so.

WaltI was a little concerned about your compulsion for engine room cleanliness, but I am REALLY concerned about someone who would choose to dine down there.*


My engine room is painted with high gloss, which makes it easier to clean, but most importantly, allows me easy sliding back and forth, as mine is a laydown engineroom. Yes, I'm lazy, but that's not why it's a laydown.*

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Old 01-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #29
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I was a little concerned about your compulsion for engine room cleanliness, but I am REALLY concerned about someone who would choose to dine down there.*



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Walt, you are my hero.* Here is Moonstruck's engine room.* Now, what is so wrong about dining down there?

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Don - Looks great, but the real question is................where do you keep the mustard and pickles ??????
Carl, the condiments and drinks are stored in a dorm room sized refrigerator not in the picture.* The top of the generator hush box serves as the table.* As the meals are seldom formal down there we use a paper table cloth.

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Am I the only one that has a carpeted engine room?
I did, but after considering the fire hazard, and fuel load, I pulled it out.* The less fuel (flamable materials other than diesel) available, the less chance for fire.* No solvents, paint, rags, cardboard or other fuel sources are stored there now.

As for dining in the engine room, I have gone one better.* On charters, I've slept there. Warm, dry, plenty of room and private................Arctic Traveller

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Am I the only one that has a carpeted engine room?
I did, but after considering the fire hazard, and fuel load, I pulled it out.* The less fuel (flamable materials other than diesel) available, the less chance for fire.* No solvents, paint, rags, cardboard or other fuel sources are stored there now.

As for dining in the engine room, I have gone one better.* On charters, I've slept there. Warm, dry, plenty of room and private................Arctic TravellerJeffI guess we'll have to re-think how we describe our boats.


My boat drinks ten, feeds eight, sleeps 5, above deck. Engine room drinks four, feeds four, sleeps two.*

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I love it!

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #34
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I'm going to the boat to work on the problem but I won't be eating lunch in the engine room!

I'm waiting on a quote to do the cabin floor in nu-teak. That will solve the problem of stains on the carpet!
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Any product used as dispersant is illegal. Peggy nailed it- you have to have the oil removed or separated from the bilge water to be in compliance.
On Sunday afternoon when*I return from a boat ride.

*I usually wash down the boat.

So do many others.*The Harbor almost foams.

There is no oil sheen in the harbor.

Am I guilty?

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