Marine Applications

Marine Applications depend on DE-OIL-IT as a next generation Degreaser/Degrader that cleans grease, fuel & oil spills found in and around the marine community better than any others on the market. In fact, the outstanding cleaning and degreasing ability of DE-OIL-IT is so completely through that when applied correctly, hardly a trace of hydrocarbons will remain. It is the boater’s perfect go-to product.


Some of the marine applications include

  • Below the decks, DE-OIL-IT cleans engines, generators, pumps, engine rooms, bilges and all of the stains and foul odors associated with petroleum products. When applied correctly, you can actually pump-out your oily bilge – petroleum-free. Additionally, DE-OIL-IT also helps eliminate the dangerous fuel vapors that can cause boat explosions and fires.
  • Above the decks, DE-OIL-IT is a great boat wash and teak cleaner. It will remove carbon deposits, scuff marks, fuel stains, wine stains and bugs leaving the boat with a smooth glass-like finish. DE-OIL-IT will also eliminate fuel & oil stains found on marina docks, driveways and sidewalks.

The best part about DE-OIL-IT is that after the spill or stain is eliminated, there is no mess to clean up. This is because DE-OIL-IT keeps cleaning the run-off that goes into the marina water, ground or sewers. In fact, DE-OIL-IT’s run-off will actually eliminate petroleum waste deposits made from past spills or cleaning projects.

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DE-OIL-IT is non-toxic and totally biodegradable. It is not petroleum or citrus based. It does not contain enzymes or microbes. Instead, DE-OIL-IT simply detoxifies** the petroleum molecules so that they can no longer kill bacteria. This enables the many types of naturally occurring bacteria to consume the petroleum waste at a normal pace. DE-OIL-IT helps restore the earth’s natural cycle of decomposition to break down what is dead and then reintroduce it back as a healthy medium ready to support new life.

Wooden Boat Review of DE-OIL-IT as a boat, engine, and bilge cleaner

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“What is clear is that this is a very effective cleaner of oily bilges, fuel spills and teak.”

January/February 2012
WoodenBoat Review



DE-OIL-IT’s combination of superior cleaning performance, safety to boat owners and environmental friendliness clearly sets it apart as the environmental product for the twenty-first century.

Marinas • Yacht Clubs • Shipyards • Tugs • Port Security • Spill Response • Ships• Barges • Yachts • Patrol • Towing • Salvage • Fueling • Lightering • Refineries • Tank Farms • Fleet Ops • Drilling Rigs • Fuel & Oil Transfer Facilities

✓ Quickly begins to degrade fuel and oil spills on contact
✓ Instantly begins the biodegrading/remediation process
✓ Sprayable on to hot or running engines (no flash point)
✓ Quickly degrades fuel/oil spills on land, water, surfaces
✓ Reduces or eliminates explosive vapors at their source
✓ Removes fuel & exhaust stains from hulls and stacks
✓ Economical concentrate dilatable up to 10:1 with water
✓ No costly cleanup • disposal of contaminated sorbents
✓ Meets and or exceeds Clean Marina criteria
✓ Safely cleans grease traps, catch basins and drains
✓ Cleans scuff marks, wine, bird stains from decks
✓ Cleans test tanks, replaces harmful detergents
✓ Cleans degrades bilge oil/fuel for safe pump-out
✓ Reduces risk of heavy fines for oily discharges
✓ Cleans/degreases engines & parts, water cleanup
✓ No harmful runoff from boat washing & test-tanks
✓ Cleans teak with no harmful acids to leak out its natural oils


WARNING: De-Oil-It should not be applied to glass. In certain cases automotive glass for example has protective polymer layers for UV protection, etc.; De-Oil-It has the ability to partially break down these polymers and if not properly cleaned (i.e. allow to dry) can leave a residue that is very difficult to remove. Also, in too concentrate a form, car washing with De-Oil-It could breakdown wax (so as a wax stripper De-Oil-It is a good choice)..

Marine application of De-Oil-It may be affected by government regulations concerning the cleaning and disposal of hydrocarbon contaminant (oil, grease, fuel) spills; please follow posted guidelines.

Note: using terms like “hardly a trace” is contributed to De-Oil-It’s “colloidal micelle formation” technology that reduces the surface tension of oils, grease, and fuels so that they do not stick to surfaces. This terminology also applies to the correct use of De-Oil-It that includes but not limited to appropriate amounts of De-Oil-It, water and air (both are activators of De-Oil-It), possible re-application (best guided by not only visual review but also testing of contamination levels), and perhaps government regulations that may affect how you apply and dispose of the cleaning process. Also hardly a trace refers to the application, and possible re-application, of De-Oil-It to further degrade hydrocarbons which in time is augmented by natural occurring bacteria

** Detoxification / non-toxic means an end result correctly applying De-Oil-It by following the recommended dilution guide, availability of water and oxygen (the activators of De-Oil-It), and being patient (in time naturally occurring bacteria in land and sea will enable the degrading of the hydrocarbon contaminant into smaller simpler molecules of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen versus a complex fully attached hydrocarbon molecular chain that is toxic). Detergents and solvents can only partially breakdown the hydrocarbon chain and their degrading action is weak in the sense that the separated simple hydrocarbon molecules re-bind, leaving remnants of toxic compounds that are harder if not impervious to natural bacteria final degrading; one consequence of this is to encapsulate the oil making it heavy and sink to the ocean floor. De-Oil-It’s “colloidal micelle” technology more successfully breaks down the complex hydrocarbon chain, separates smaller simpler hydrocarbon elements, and De-Oil-It then more tightly binds to the broken down hydrocarbon chain parts so they do not reform as is the case with detergents and solvents. We are a non-detergent, non-solvent, organic only formula that works.   We are here to help you understand remediation methods including how much agitation, working with soil and sea, as we have a wealth of experience regarding successful approaches and final outcomes.

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