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Old 11-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Gallon of motor oil down the side of my bounder

Guess I was the victim of a Halloween "trick". Somebody has thrown a gallon of oil on the side of my Bounder. Even worse it is over the furnace and hot water heater doors.
Guess I'll finally have to take it to the car wash tomorrow.

Wondering if anybody has any ideas of the best way to tackle this. Wonder
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Try a grease-cutting dishwashing soap, like Dawn. :-)
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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A good grease cutter like Mr. Clean or Pinesol. Rinse off asap.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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Sorry for your mess. I would use simple green or oil eater to wash it off then wax sides when done. good luck
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:14 AM   #5
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I use this stuff for oil removal all the time (Old car in garage leaks oil). Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc all have it.
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There was a thread here about this product

LA's Totally Awesome Products - All Purpose Cleaner

And how great it was as a degreaser. It was cheap, too. Avialable at the Dollar store
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as a preventative in the future, try a pitt bull or semi-auto 12ga. shotgun
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This sounds like more than a Halloween trick. I would file a police report just so it was on record. There may be other victims of this trick, and the more info the police have the better.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #9
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Try a grease-cutting dishwashing soap, like Dawn. :-)
This seems to work well and is used on water foul in oil spills. Good luck, I find it hard to believe people really enjoying doing something like that to someone. In the end hopefully there is a payback. Good luck.
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What goes around, comes around. Payback many never be noticed by you, but they will get theirs some day.
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Dawn does work well with oil spills or removal. Owned a boat works for twenty years in Fl., so practice makes perfect. Just be sure to rinse throughly with lots of water and a clean soft brush. That was no trick or treat that is vandalism! I too would file a police report. Good luck!
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That is exactly why I have a security camera overlooking my Bounder.
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Sorry for your mess. I would use simple green or oil eater to wash it off then wax sides when done. good luck
Simple green is your friend. AND a friend of the environment too
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Did you contact your Insurance Co. They may tell you where to take it to get it clean up.
Just a thought.
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