Whats a good degreeser that will get engine oil and gear oil off the bottom of the boat and pump but at the same time be safe for powdercoat and micro clear coatings?
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regular ole dawn dishwasher soap, i keep a bottle in both my boats i'll squirt alil in my bilge before dropping em in the water and towards the end of the day start bilge pumping water out.
Dare to be different, if it turns out great you can claim you planned it that way.
I use laundry detergent. That way my bilge smells springtime fresh....
....or is it like a fresh meadow?
"Simple Green" seems to claim their stuff is friendly to the environment.....I know the drive thru dairy type convenience stores have hot water outside. Tape over the "J drains", add 1/2 bottle of dish soap/hot water, and drive it down the road a couple of hundred miles.. Stop on a hill, remove the tape, repeat as necessary. Worked great from Morgan City to somewhere in Texas. Clean as a whistle.......I don't think bilge pumping soap in the lake is a good idea if it can be avoided..........That is NOT the way you clean fish!!!!
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i have used tide before going out, does a good job. this last trip i switched to oxi clean, sprinkle it in and clean as whistle at the end of the day. for regular maintnance I use la awsome orange from the dollar tree and for tough dirty stuff use oil eater.
My secret weapon for degreasing is starting fluid. I buy cans of it at the local dollar store. I'm pretty sure it won't hurt powder coating but I can't speak with intelligence about micro clear coatings.
Yea, gott alove ether for a cleaning fluid, LMAO!!!!!
Hand dishwashing detergent, hands-down, best (and Palmolive will soften your hands, while you clean your bilge (Madge said so).
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A note of scepticism I see. Spray, wipe with a paper towel, squeaky clean. It flashes off very quickly, It's not going to explode. You don't do it with the motor running.
Tide laundry soap, warm water, with about 50% diesel fuel, with a scrub brush. This cuts grease and oil, and leaves minimal reside.
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