Diesel Spillage

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Bought a new canvas cover for my boat, unfortunately I've had a diesel spillage on it covering about four square feet.

Any good suggestions for removing it would be appreciated.
 

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Use "Gunk" spray, and fresh water, suggest taking to a pressure wash at a garage then the run off is secure for diesel and you get a decent washer, without poisoning the environment. The spray can be obtained from Hafords, test a corner first to make sure it dosent harm the fabric and see if you can get a canvas conditioner for afterwards.

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I like the smell of Gunk, course I might be addicted after years of tinkering with motor bike engines.

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Gunk will allow UV light to degrade the canvas quicker. I've seen a fading after gunk has been used in as quick as 2 years, whilst the rest of the canvas has been fine. It does depend if its true cotton based canvas or if its the acrylic stuff.
Best thing is to use the old fashioned soap flakes, and a softish brush.
 

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If the Gunk or bilg-thingy don't do it try T.F.R. otherwise known as traffic film remover, it is basically a water-based detergent, used in the valeting industry, but it clean fenders, canopies, all GRP, my underpants and my Ford Scorpio!!!!!!!
 

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I agree, washing up liquid and deck scrubber, but be careful, or you might not see the diesel, but you will see where you scrubbed it off!
 
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