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causewayskiier
11-21-2006, 11:23 AM
In the past to clean up my swim platform I have done the 3 step process of cleaning, brightning, and re-teaking(oil) the platform. Has anyone used a pressure washer for cleaning then go straight to oiling? It seems like that would be much easier.

TMCNo1
11-21-2006, 12:17 PM
I would probably work ok. Some people on here has used that method, but you could still benefit from spraying it down good with bleach and a biodegradable cleaner to thoroughly remove all debris in/on the teak grain prior to pressure washing.

G-man
11-21-2006, 12:39 PM
Refer to this article written by an old friend of mine.

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TMCNo1
11-21-2006, 12:46 PM
Refer to this article written by an old friend of mine.

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There is always a quicker way to do this but not a better way
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shepherd
11-21-2006, 02:39 PM
Refer to this article written by an old friend of mine.

http://207.170.215.108/eMarketing/Campaign/TemplateBlankRun.aspx?PageId=81546a8d-fd78-4bea-9d59-ffa7f47788ec&OrgId=1&ConId=5919

There is always a quicker way to do this but not a better way

That sure is a lot of sanding. I hate sanding. But I'm sure the results are worth it. Maybe next spring... :rolleyes:

When my father visited a few months back, he used Pine Sol to scrub my swim platform clean. Says he learned the trick from some guy at a marina. Worked just as good as any teak cleaner I've used, but at 1/4 the cost.

TMCNo1
11-21-2006, 04:30 PM
That sure is a lot of sanding. I hate sanding. But I'm sure the results are worth it. Maybe next spring... :rolleyes:

When my father visited a few months back, he used Pine Sol to scrub my swim platform clean. Says he learned the trick from some guy at a marina. Worked just as good as any teak cleaner I've used, but at 1/4 the cost.

Toilet bowel cleaner works just as well too, think about it, it's on the rear of the boat! Clorox Toilet Wand is a option and you won't have to get your hands wet.

mash
11-26-2006, 10:41 PM
I started work on my swim platform about a week ago. It was in pretty bad shape, I had to dis-assemble it and use stripper as it had some sort of brown stain applied at some time in it's life. Here is a pic showing some of the stain and mildew. Looks hopeless, but teak is a terrible thing to waste.

mash
11-26-2006, 10:42 PM
Dis-assembled on my workbench. I tried to keep track of where the pieces came from.

mash
11-26-2006, 10:45 PM
Got it all stripped, sanded, and assembled. Washed it down with teak brightener, dry and ready for teak oil. I'm going to deep fry a couple of turkey's while I apply the teak oil. Multitasking!

mash
11-26-2006, 10:47 PM
First coat is soaking in.

mash
11-26-2006, 10:49 PM
Time to carve.

It's low 60's here in Indiana today. I'm sure someone's out on the water, but my boat is torn apart.

east tx skier
11-26-2006, 11:09 PM
Looks great (all of it).

JKTX21
11-26-2006, 11:30 PM
That's some good looking teak.

shepherd
11-26-2006, 11:48 PM
Great job Mash! The teak looks great. Looks like quite the project. Congrats.

rstitson
11-28-2006, 12:59 AM
Just a beautiful job, congrats. It amazing how good refurbished wood can look. Did you glue or is it a dry assembly?

etakk7
11-28-2006, 01:33 AM
what kind of teak oil did you use?

dapicatti
11-28-2006, 02:39 AM
That teak looks great! Makes me want to work on mine as soon as it warms up around her (23 degrees tonight).

jimmer2880
11-28-2006, 07:18 AM
Nice work. I'm sure you're glad you decided to disassemble & sand. It looks like it was a lot of work, but she sure is beautiful!

Slinkyredfoot
11-28-2006, 07:48 AM
A pressure washer works great, just do not get the nozzle to close to the wood or it will raise the grain. Let it dry in the sun for 24-48 hrs, then refinish it with teak oil. You should be happy with the results.

SkiDog
11-28-2006, 10:19 AM
Want a great teak product that will last for up to a year without fading or needing touching up? Check out www.shieldproducts.com. I used there teak shield on my last Prostar and I swear by this product! Also, my boat was used in salt water most of the time. I didn't have to refinish for a whole year!

TMCNo1
11-28-2006, 03:09 PM
Want a great teak product that will last for up to a year without fading or needing touching up? Check out www.shieldproducts.com. I used there teak shield on my last Prostar and I swear by this product! Also, my boat was used in salt water most of the time. I didn't have to refinish for a whole year!


What do you know about Teak?:D :rolleyes: 8p

SkiDog
11-28-2006, 05:25 PM
What do you know about Teak?:D :rolleyes: 8p

Are you kidding me? I knew about teaking when teaking wasn't cool!
Teak Oil - HUH!

mash
11-28-2006, 07:11 PM
West Marine teak oil.

trickskier
11-28-2006, 09:02 PM
EXTREMELY NICE JOB!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!