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Teak Oil Overspray on Gel Coat

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I applied teak oil on the platform today as we were cleaning the boat. I use a spray bottle, and accidently got some teak oil on the transom. It seemed to "harden." It wouldn't rub off with a rag, and I used a product to remove grease/tar and that did not help. The ambient air temperature was about 65-degrees, and the transom was in the shade.

Long term, will the teak oil on the gel coat hurt it? Anyone have any ideas on how to remove it?

Thanks in advance.

Brian

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Faceplant409

I'd try vinegar first, then simple green and move up the 'harshness' ladder from there. Just don't let the products stay on there for long, especially in the sun. Rinse good with water between chemicals.

Good luck!

p

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Sunset_Bob

Soft Scrub...works fine and won't scratch the boat. I use it on mine all the time.

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VinRLX

Patrick, don't be a jerk®. ;) Vinegar will not touch the teak oil. FSR works like a charm and won't harm the boat (follow precautions, blah, blah, blah).

Bob--SoftScrub®????????? Have you really used this on the gel and no damage? I wonder if that might be better than Tony's Topical Toilet Tonic. . .

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Sunset_Bob
Patrick, don't be a jerk®. ;) Vinegar will not touch the teak oil. FSR works like a charm and won't harm the boat (follow precautions, blah, blah, blah).

Bob--SoftScrub®????????? Have you really used this on the gel and no damage? I wonder if that might be better than Tony's Topical Toilet Tonic. . .

I've used it for years on both of my boats. Never has scratched the gel. I use it often on the rear of the boat to get the exhuast fume stains off and the teak oil splatters off. I use alot of teak oil.

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mrothwell

I've never even considered oiling my teak when it was ON the boat. Why dont you just pull it off to oil it. 10 seconds of prevention is better than several minutes of cleanup.

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SacRiverRat
I've never even considered oiling my teak when it was ON the boat. Why dont you just pull it off to oil it. 10 seconds of prevention is better than several minutes of cleanup.

Or depending on how it attaches to your boat, mine slides back a bit, giving me some clearance from the transom.

Or.. ah - try not spraying it on, and apply it with a rag (like the directions suggest) ;)

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RTS

I use one of those sponge paint brush things. I can see how spraying it on would cause some clean-up issues. It seem awful viscous to be able to come out of a spray bottle smoothly.

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Pisces

I thought it was here that I read the suggestion of using a spray bottle to achieve a more uniform coverage. Dontknow.gif

I definitely could (should) have been more careful, but I was rushed. I tried vinegar immediately, and it did nothing. I'll try soft scrub in an out-of-the-way place first, and then work on the transom.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Brian

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VinRLX
I've never even considered oiling my teak when it was ON the boat. Why dont you just pull it off to oil it. 10 seconds of prevention is better than several minutes of cleanup.

Your boat on a trailer or boat lift?

Or depending on how it attaches to your boat, mine slides back a bit, giving me some clearance from the transom.

Or.. ah - try not spraying it on, and apply it with a rag (like the directions suggest) ;)

I just pour it all over the place and rub it around. ;)

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east tx skier

A local gel coat repair guy was working on my father-in-law's boat, which had a nice teak oil strip between the platform and the boat. Got it off with orange oil cleaner on a rag. Haven't seen any adverse effects to the hull.

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Sasquatch

I've had good luck using plain old IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and a clean cotton rag. Remember to rewax the gelcoat after the cleaning.

Good luck,

SAS

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