Question of the Day 2018-05-26T22:15:38+00:00

Barry G. in Georgia

QA fishing buddy keeps a bottle of Bugs-B-Gone in his boat and claims it works great for keeping everything clean. I am looking for something to get stains out of my boat’s carpet so want to try a bottle. Can you make a recommendation for cleaning boat carpet stains?

ABugs-B-Gone is great for safely cleaning all boat surfaces, including carpet stains. One key to using Bug-B-Gone is to understand how Bugs-B-Gone works. Bugs-B-Gone is a surfactant that safely works to cause organic material (or organic stains) to release its bond from whatever it’s stuck to. In a fishing boat, blood or bait and food stains are common. Spray it on, let it soak for at least 2 minutes, then use a nylon brush to work the carpet stain area. After brushing, rinse the spot with water pressure until the suds stop foaming. Another tip: Soaking boat carpet with vinegar works great for total floor area – just pour vinegar over the boat carpet…add water to saturate and let soak for an hour… then rinse the carpet with a safe amount of water pressure.


Phillip N. in S. Carolina

QJust wondering if it helps to use a high octane (92) gasoline when I use Sea Foam Motor Treatment in my fuel?

ASea Foam will do its job at any combustible octane number (87 or greater). Octane is a measurement that has to do with gasoline compression and detonation. Octane is not a treatment factor, anyway.

Matt V. in Wisconsin

QI have three Stihl chainsaws that use a 50:1 oil mixture. I use non-oxygenated gas (no ethanol) and I always add one or two ounces of Sea Foam to every tank. A friend I was cutting wood with recently told me fuel additives will cause the oil to separate from the gas and ruin my chainsaw engines. That does not make sense to me but figured I could ask the people at Sea Foam. How would you respond to my friend?

AA separation is not possible. Gasoline and oil are miscible when mixed. Miscible means liquids that will always mix in even proportion. Liquids that are not miscible will separate and settle in layers. Your gasoline, 2-stroke oil, and everything in a can of Sea Foam Motor Treatment comes from the same raw material, organic petroleum. When combined in a fuel tank, everything mixes evenly and will not separate.

Mark S. in Texas

QI followed your ‘Gummed-Up Carburetor’ instructions to clean my 15 horse Yamaha outboard. Do I need to add two-stroke oil to the Sea Foam cleaning mixture?

AYes, always. If your outboard or any 2-stroke engine requires a pre-mixture of oil and gasoline, don’t forget to include oil in the carburetor cleaning mixture.

Ben K. in Oregon

QMy question is about Deep Creep and guns. Guys on a firearms forum were talking it up so I went to NAPA in town to see if they had it. The NAPA guys made a big deal of it too so I bought a can. Before I use it can you tell me about the advantages?

ADeep Creep is an excellent gun lubricant and protectant. Use to lightly lubricate moving bearing surfaces and to protect metal surfaces, parts, and bore areas during storage. What you’ll notice is that Deep Creep withstands extreme hot and cold temps, plus an amazing ability to resist evaporation. It’s made from petroleum ingredients, non-corrosive, and the best product we’ve ever seen for keeping parts lubricated and protected for longer than normal uses.

Alex R. in Arkansas

QI have a supercharged 5.0 Ford Mustang. I would like to use Sea Foam Spray to clean the intake and combustion chamber areas. Are there special instructions for a supercharged engine?

AFor your supercharged engine, follow the same Sea Foam Spray intake cleaning instructions used for any fuel injection engine. Follow the steps on the can or you can find the download on our website’s HOW2 Instructions page.

From Ritchey O. in Wyoming

QI use Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil in my Dodge 5.7L pickup truck. Should I add Sea Foam Motor Treatment in my crankcase if I use synthetic oil?

AYes, Sea Foam Motor Treatment is made from petroleum and always safe and compatible with any conventional or synthetic motor oil. It also works in any gas or diesel engine crankcase. Our recommended ratio is to add 1 to 1.5 ounces of Sea Foam for each quart of crankcase oil.