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Old 11 January 2010, 00:33   #1
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Removing Oil Stains from Hull and tubes

Dear all,

Some @(#$&%^@%*#^#(!&#*()^!##(&*^#!#)(!&#$)&$)*(&!)*(&$ *(_!_&$!&)~% has discharged oil in the waters near my mooring.

Yesterday morning the hull was clean and in the evening I found her floating in oil.

Now what is the best way to get the stains off without harming hull or tubes? A couple of old sea dogs here suggested using kerosene, but I'm not sure about that. I came across a thread on this forum that suggests using WD-40. Isn't it bad for the tubes?

The best way I can think of is to catch the #!#)(*&^!(#^!#$^y(*^$*((&@*# who did it and make him lick it off...but meanwhile any suggestions will be welcome.

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Old 11 January 2010, 04:59   #2
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get it out of the water and wash down with washing up liquid to start with then have another look
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Old 11 January 2010, 05:20   #3
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Dear all,

Some @(#$&%^@%*#^#(!&#*()^!##(&*^#!#)(!&#$)&$)*(&!)*(&$ *(_!_&$!&)~% has discharged oil in the waters near my mooring.

Yesterday morning the hull was clean and in the evening I found her floating in oil.

Now what is the best way to get the stains off without harming hull or tubes? A couple of old sea dogs here suggested using kerosene, but I'm not sure about that. I came across a thread on this forum that suggests using WD-40. Isn't it bad for the tubes?

The best way I can think of is to catch the #!#)(*&^!(#^!#$^y(*^$*((&@*# who did it and make him lick it off...but meanwhile any suggestions will be welcome.

Cheers
Shahid
Hot Powerwash/ Steam Cleaner with truckwash/detergent..
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Hot Powerwash/ Steam Cleaner with truckwash/detergent..
truck wash ok, steamer not, it will reach the temperature where the glue will start to degrade add the power wash bit to that and you could be in trouble
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truck wash ok, steamer not, it will reach the temperature where the glue will start to degrade add the power wash bit to that and you could be in trouble
I meant a powerwasher with a hot/cold setting, similar to those at most garages.
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