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Old 04-23-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Power washed decking and applied some used motor oil with a roller. Thought it turned out well.


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Old 04-23-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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Nothing like used motor oil to preserve the wood on trailer boards . Been using it for years.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:49 PM   #3
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How well does that hold up? I’m about to replace the boards on my trailer.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:52 PM   #4
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Sweet!
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:27 PM   #5
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How well does that hold up? Iím about to replace the boards on my trailer.
Have a Gooseneck trailer that I bought in 2001 still with the original, non treated pine 2x8s. Boards still in great shape. I have rolled on at least 10 gallons of old diesel oil on the boards over the years.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:28 PM   #6
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Thanks. Going to give this a try.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:44 AM   #7
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does the oil on it make it slick when wet?
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:21 PM   #8
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Never heard of this before but going to give it a try On one of my flat beds soon
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:44 PM   #9
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guess I have never thought about that!
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:58 PM   #10
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does the oil on it make it slick when wet?
It can be a little slick in spots until all the oil is absorbed into the wood or on a very hot day some off the oil may leach out of the wood a little. It takes a lot of oil to saturate a pine board. I retreated my deck boards last year and very little oil would soak in.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:13 PM   #11
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I always apply on a hot day when it stays sunny for a few.

We have a treated floor trailer that's easily 15 years old that's had oil poured into it

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Old 04-24-2018, 09:25 PM   #12
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I know a couple guys in the oilfield that do it with crude oil cut with diesel. They swear by it.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:29 PM   #13
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Regular pine, pressure treated, or does it matter?


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Old 04-25-2018, 04:44 PM   #14
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Man, this is good info. Seems like my Depression-era granddad would have taught me this little gem, but it's news to me.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:57 PM   #15
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Man, this is good info. Seems like my Depression-era granddad would have taught me this little gem, but it's news to me.
This is where I learned this from, Grandpa used to make us brush that stinking oil on all his trailers ever summer when I came to visit. Never realized he was teaching me something useful.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:18 PM   #16
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Regular pine, pressure treated, or does it matter?


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we use oil on ours that's pressure treated, I don't think it matters
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:12 PM   #17
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Same question here- will doing this with treated provide any benefit besides looking good?
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:15 PM   #18
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Probably the latter
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