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Teak oil stains on fiberglass

What's the best way to remove old teak oil stains from fiberglass.
I've tried the following unsucessfullly:
Goo gone
soft scrub w/ bleach
fleet wax cleaner

The fleet wax seems to work the best but it dosnt work that great and takes a heck of alot of elbow grease.

Trying to avoid goof off, mineral spirits, acetone, etc so i don't ruin the gelcoat or vinyl surfaces.

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Some types of stains come off pretty well with mineral oil. You can get it at any drug store. Good Luck
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Not teak oil but I had some cetol stains, and I used a fine razor and managed to scrape them off without scratching the fiberglass. They weren't large stains though..more like drops
Cetol may have more solids...than the oil...

I had tried all the usual suspects..soft scrub etc. to no avail.
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If 'true' teak oil, then any 'strong' caustic detergent will lift/dissolve teak oil.
Examples: TriSodiumPhosphate (TSP), Lye soap or lye (use with caution), Sodium Silicate based detergents, etc. Apply full strength, let soak, scrub .... then re-wax the area. ;-)
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Teak oil removal from fiberglass

The answer is acetone.

Literally it's wipe on wipe off.

It may remove the wax from the fiberglass so have some wax to apply in case it does.

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