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Old 11-28-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Oil Absorbant Sheets - Where to Buy?

Hi folks,

I am in need of some more oil/petrol absorbing sheets and was wondering where the best (cheapest) place to order them is. In California I had no problem getting them for free when dropping off used oil, but no such system exists in Mexico.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Bill
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:23 AM   #2
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I bought a box of 200 white absorbent pads on ebay to use in my bilge. The box cost me something like 70$. This is the cheapest I found up here, far cheaper than in store and exactly the same product.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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I buy rolls from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/New-Pig-Unive...sorbing+sheets
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:46 AM   #4
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In the past purchased mine from :

Kelly Marine Ent.
800-747-9692
100 @$30 + $10 shipping
Don't know if still in business, and am sure price has changed. Worth a try.
Just searched on line and number shown is (850) 784-0918. They supply oil field equipment.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:05 AM   #5
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Hydraulic shops sell them by the bale.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:35 AM   #6
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here's another source for you
Meltblown, Single Lamination Oil Only 15" x 18" Medium Weight Sorbent Pads - 2MBWPSL
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:59 PM   #7
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I usually google search them when needed. If I can get them to my door for about $0.50 a piece for the 15x18 size, I consider it a good price. Chiropaul's source above looks pretty good, depending on shipping costs.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:34 PM   #8
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Many serious auto or truck parts places sell them.
I get mine from my local small town industrial supply house.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:08 PM   #9
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I got 100 of 15X18 pads on Amazon for $28.00 with free delivery for Prime members.
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I buy them at the local boat show every year at a deeply discounted price. I have more than enough now and don't need anymore for a year or two.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:32 PM   #12
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McMaster-Carr, rolls or sheets.
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:06 PM   #13
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For exceedingly high quality mats, try www.newpig.com . They also have something that will repel oil and absorb water, perfect for your fuel tank.
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I found 100 sheets for $25 at a restaurant supply dealer on line... Amazon i think. I guess big kitchens also require oil absorbent materials..
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Yes, the worst place of all to buy them is at a marine store. One I'm familiar with was charging $2/each.
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Yes, the worst place of all to buy them is at a marine store. One I'm familiar with was charging $2/each.
Yep.. reminds me of the classic picture of the guy lighting his cigar with 5 dollar bills.
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Yes, the worst place of all to buy them is at a marine store. One I'm familiar with was charging $2/each.
My marina store sells the NewPig 403 mats for $1.25 each. Sounds high until you realize the best price I can find for them online is $80/100. Given the number I buy I don't mind the local store making that profit.
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Newpig.com. Found them during BP Oil spill fiasco here on the gulf coast. Good prices and good products.
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Thanks to the helpful link in Drake’s post, just recently purchased 100 sheets of oil only pads from Amazon, price was $38.05. Price may be cheaper elsewhere, don’t know.

Also saw SteveD’s helpful post mentioning:
For exceedingly high quality mats, try www.newpig.com . They also have something that will repel oil and absorb water, perfect for your fuel tank.

My troubles (and how I dealt with them) involving a 20 year old leaky aluminum starboard fuel tank are described in detail in posts done a few months ago on the Bayliner Owner’s Club website, username hodaka (that’s me). SteveD’s post got me to thinking maybe I should try this fuel tank water absorbent product in my aluminum port fuel tank, which has not leaked yet. See page 37 of the Newpig online catalog and the “Water Hog” product.

Don’t want to hijack this thread, or turn it into a "leaky old aluminum fuel tank" discussion, there are a number of those already with good thoughts. Will shortly put up a new post asking about that “Water Hog” product, and your thoughts/experiences. Would appreciate any comments on that post, which I’ll put up soon. My 20 year old aluminum port fuel tank has been treated with a kill dose of BioBor, and this “Water Hog” product looks like maybe I should try it as well.
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How much oil do you guys leak????
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