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3ponds
04-09-2013, 06:47 AM
I do not know if anyone has mentioned the product by Sikkens called Cetol. I use the satin finish, it wears like iron and makes the teak look like new. I give my platform a quick cleaning and sanding and apply Cetol only once every three years. This product is commonly used on the deck teak on sailboats and yachts.

GoinBoatin
04-10-2013, 10:20 PM
Decided to give mine a facelift. Heres a before shot. Looked like there wasnt anything even on it, just raw teak.

GoinBoatin
04-10-2013, 10:22 PM
Heres after 2 coats. I think ill do 2 more.

Kyle
04-11-2013, 03:33 AM
Great job. Wanna do mine now?

BradleyV
04-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Nice job Goinboatin. This is motivation to start mine this weekend.

zsqure
04-11-2013, 08:13 PM
I need help. My teak does not look right. :( This is after two coats.

snork
04-11-2013, 08:37 PM
deeper sanding 80-100 grit will open up the grain better so the oils will penetrate better

bjen
04-11-2013, 08:38 PM
What are you using for a finish and did you use anything to clean it first?

zsqure
04-11-2013, 08:52 PM
Used a "West marine" teak cleaner and brightener, on our sailboat we used spic n span and bleach and our teak was always perfect, guess I should have gone with that. I did not start with 80 grit, went straight to the 220. The light places are crevices in the grain, I guess I need more sanding A lot of high and low spots. I used starbright teak oil.

bjen
04-11-2013, 09:09 PM
deeper sanding 80-100 grit will open up the grain better so the oils will penetrate better

What he said then, more sanding

GoinBoatin
04-11-2013, 09:27 PM
I would love to sand and finish yours. I happen to be in the flooring business so sanding wood floors is my passion. This is pretty familiar stuff for me. I just sanded it down with 80 grit orbital palm sander. I used watco teak oil finish from menards. Like someone said in a previous post the lower grits like 80 or 100 will leave the pores open for the oil to penetrate better. If 80 doesn't cut off the old stuff try 60 then finish with a finer grit.

zsqure
04-15-2013, 12:30 PM
Sanded with 60,80,120, then star bright teak oil. Now I understand. 93211
And all the cars are covered with sawdust. Oops!

psychobilly
04-15-2013, 04:09 PM
Oh yeah!!!!! Looking dang good man!!!

76S&S
04-24-2013, 08:59 AM
After getting off of work yesterday, I pulled the platform and started sanding. Here is what I learned.

1. Progress may be slow due to repeated trips to the fridge for a fresh beer.
a. Solution - place beer in cooler and take to where you are sanding.
2. It's going to take longer than you thought.
a. Buy extra beer before beginning.
3. Any glue used in the original assembly has probably failed by now. Disassemble as much as you are comfortable with, it makes the sanding easier.
4. As much time as I spent sanding; next time I may just run it through my thickness planer.
5. See items 1 & 2.

This is early in the process.

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=458&pictureid=5193

10ptmust
04-30-2013, 12:30 AM
Just got around to pulling my teak in prep for the summer here. One of the pieces my support bracket is attached to looks about on its last leg.
Any good tips on where to get a replacement piece?

timvan
04-30-2013, 06:25 AM
Just got around to pulling my teak in prep for the summer here. One of the pieces my support bracket is attached to looks about on its last leg.
Any good tips on where to get a replacement piece?

everyone will tell you to go here.. http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/

Im still waiting on my replacement piece for my support bracket that I ordered last Sept (2012). Guess I should call them!

76S&S
04-30-2013, 08:51 AM
Another option for a board or two is fleabay.

Quinten
05-23-2013, 05:20 AM
I have a little question.
For redoing after a season do you sand of with a 1000 grid or somethin and wich grid to don't make it slippery? Or do you just oil again?

Quinten
05-25-2013, 04:05 PM
I did it first with a 240 grid and cleaned it with a cloat with aceton let it dry an than oiled it looks good again, like new :)

boogie420
05-27-2013, 10:39 PM
don't have pic of it but when i got it mine back from getting interior redone they said the put tranny fluid on mine, gotta say it never looked better.

rgardjr1
05-30-2013, 05:09 PM
Well I decided to give the Linseed & Mineral Spirits combination a try. We'll see if it lasts any longer than the Teak Oil does.

Rockman
05-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Well I decided to give the Linseed & Mineral Spirits combination a try. We'll see if it lasts any longer than the Teak Oil does.

Like a fiiiiiiiiine piece of furniture! Looks awesome!

Now clean up that garage...it's starting to look like mine!:D

Philscbx
06-20-2013, 08:54 PM
I'm doing my sanding makeover again -
Last year, partner dropped off the Star Brite 3 step -

Belt sanded it clean - coated the final teak oil on - install platform.
It looked like a joke from the start - had that urethane look - sure enough the brush used
was solid rock a week later.

The Unsanded end of platform looks as seen when removed last fall -
I'll be finding some actual Teak Oil that penetrates vs just lay on the surface and it shows.
One would think it was 5 years of varnish worn through.
6 weekends maybe max of in & out of the water.

REMOVING STAR BRITE FINISH
Beltsander process began yesterday - 36 grit plows it off decent.
30 degrees to the grain each direction - then final cuts with grain.
It blends the end joints flush nicely.

Leaving the micro cut of 36 grit in the surface to lesson slips when wet.
I'll try a micro focus close up to show what that looks like tomorrow.
Tonite was removing the rest of it - and the outer edge.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/9097104708_2a1d271b9e_o.jpg

Hoping the image shows the horrible finish in close up of this section.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/9095268545_44b4203d3a_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9168502724_3a09153763_n.jpg WATCO Teak Oil Finish (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9168502724_91ae41dfe2_h.jpg)
CLICK LINK FOR 1600x view.
Turned out much Better than StarBrite - with a real look and feel of Teak. Huge Thanks to GoinBoatin.

Philscbx
06-20-2013, 09:02 PM
I happen to be in the flooring business -
I used watco teak oil finish from menards.I'm going to drive down there right now to see if our local Menards has it -
Actually - A floor sander is the first thing I thought of using -
I grew up with those 300lb machines.

Making a starting & ending jig of 2x6's on the ends for running the machine past the ends of platform -
would do the deck in two minutes - vs hours - and massive quantities of Beer.

Update - Just returned from Menards - Yes they had the WATCO Teak Oil Finish.

airwear
07-15-2013, 03:36 PM
I have been making my own formula of teak cleaner:

1 part TSP
2 parts hot water
8 parts bleach

I apply it to the platform, let it sit for 10 minutes and then scrub with a brush. I reapply and repeat a second or third time if there is any black. Requires an easy light sanding after, and then it is ready for teak oil.

Fishnhunt
07-24-2013, 09:20 PM
Just bought a 89 prostar and someone painted the swim platform! I have started sanding today( very tedious) with the small hand sander I have. My question is how do I take it off? It seems to be wedged in between the bracket and the tow hooks on the back. Three of the screws are gone except for one that is rusted in the hole. Any help is appreciated

uplander
07-28-2013, 07:13 PM
do you guys teak oil the bottom of platform also

Snipe
07-28-2013, 07:25 PM
ABSOLUTELY!!! Same treatment as the top. Clean and oil. :)

uplander
07-28-2013, 10:00 PM
thanks Snipe, I washed mine today with the bleach/laundry soap mix and sanded with 150

also bought the Menards Teak Oil

bikenskijerm
07-29-2013, 07:46 AM
Just bought a 89 prostar and someone painted the swim platform! I have started sanding today( very tedious) with the small hand sander I have. My question is how do I take it off? It seems to be wedged in between the bracket and the tow hooks on the back. Three of the screws are gone except for one that is rusted in the hole. Any help is appreciated

Was the platform black and the boat from the Atlanta area? If so, that boat has been the subject of a few posts on here. Glad she's in the hands of someone who knows you don't paint teak.


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prostar760
08-25-2014, 04:37 PM
TMCNo1 - I went through your threads and was unable to find your refinishing teak thread. When you get a chance, can you send me the link to your refinishing teak thread? Thank you very much!

Aric'sX15
08-25-2014, 04:51 PM
He is no longer with us...let me see if I can find it for you

Jayhawk
08-25-2014, 04:59 PM
I have it:

prostar760
08-25-2014, 05:27 PM
@Jayhawk Thank you!

Dynamite Spike
01-30-2015, 02:21 PM
Has anyone ever sand blasted their platform? I want to take it back to bare wood and oil it properly. I know sanding is the usual method but it doesn't allow you to get right into the tight corners and cracks.
Looking in to it, soda blasting seems to be recommended for wood as it's less aggressive as abrasives used for metal.
Would there be anything against doing this rather than sanding?


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Snipe
01-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Don't know about "Soda Blasting" but I would not blast anything that's wood. The soft between the grain scares me because once it's gone...it stays gone. :( I cleaned mine with the three step Starbrite system and it turned out great.

Ironhorse
01-30-2015, 03:11 PM
I have pressure washed mine in the past and then sanded once it dried completely. It really helps with the tight areas that start to get black.

Snipe
01-30-2015, 04:21 PM
I have pressure washed mine in the past and then sanded once it dried completely. It really helps with the tight areas that start to get black.

I did that too, but be careful not to concentrate the blast in one area too long. Try it on a piece of wood and you'll see why.

gsxrjtt
04-17-2015, 04:03 PM
Where is the web site to order a new look alike OEM teak platform ??? I have seen it up here a couple times..

G-Star
04-17-2015, 04:25 PM
Where is the web site to order a new look alike OEM teak platform ??? I have seen it up here a couple times..

These guys?
Teak World Enterprises (http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/)

gsxrjtt
04-17-2015, 05:13 PM
yes awesome thanks

hoosier skier
04-17-2015, 10:03 PM
I would trade my f--king teak platform on my pro star for a fiberglass one any day !!! I hate all the dinking around just to make it look good for a few weeks . I'm seriously considering covering mine with rhino liner this season .

Aric'sX15
04-17-2015, 10:04 PM
putting bedliner on them makes them look awful. If you do it correctly, it should last all season

SamS&S85
04-18-2015, 11:37 PM
Not to mention that after putting a bed liner on it, will only cause greater problems in the future. I agree with Aric, that if done right, the teak will look good for an entire season even if heavily used. Besides, the teak is one of the most beautiful parts of an MC!

FoggyNogginz
04-22-2015, 01:45 PM
These guys?
Teak World Enterprises (http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/)

Teakworld in Lebanon TN makes the original MC platforms. They are about 20 mins from my house, and a great, family owned business to deal with.

Recommended...

KC

paintpollz
05-11-2015, 07:37 AM
is oven cleaner the only product that will remove teak oil from gelcoat? Must've got some on when I oiled the platform.

degreaser, mineral spirits, alcohol does not work.

A.P.
05-11-2015, 11:04 AM
I made the mistake of glassing over then Rhino-lining my original swim deck and that was a big mistake! I tried breaking off all of the fiberglass but it ruined the original teak. I just picked up a newer style teak deck from Teak World in Lebanon and it looks awesome. He even delivered it to me in Nashville!

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/andrewpilkinton/IMG_2834.jpg

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/andrewpilkinton/IMG_2838.jpg

paintpollz
05-11-2015, 01:20 PM
^^^^

126837

the black on tan color combo looks incredible. Oh, and so does the teak platform.

Could you post some for pics of that, or send me some? Thx.

paintpollz
05-11-2015, 04:59 PM
is oven cleaner the only product that will remove teak oil from gelcoat?

?????

Spray, let soak for 10 seconds, and then wipe off quickly so it doesn't eat the gel?

dgreasers, mineral spirits, and alcohol do not work.

FoggyNogginz
05-11-2015, 10:28 PM
I made the mistake of glassing over then Rhino-lining my original swim deck and that was a big mistake! I tried breaking off all of the fiberglass but it ruined the original teak. I just picked up a newer style teak deck from Teak World in Lebanon and it looks awesome. He even delivered it to me in Nashville!





http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/andrewpilkinton/IMG_2834.jpg





http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/andrewpilkinton/IMG_2838.jpg



Awesome! Looks great! What lake are you normally on? We are on OHL during the week, and CHL on many weekends. Red X14v.

FoggyNogginz
05-11-2015, 10:30 PM
I got this done today! Honestly, linseed oil has changed my life. No more teak oil every month for me. Best lesson in a long time.

Northwest
05-11-2015, 11:20 PM
So this is my first go at refinishing the teak. What is the feedback? I think next time I want to try the 75/25 solution instead of teak oil.

paco_06
05-12-2015, 06:54 AM
So this is my first go at refinishing the teak. What is the feedback? I think next time I want to try the 75/25 solution instead of teak oil.
You did a great job!

A.P.
05-12-2015, 08:51 AM
^^^^

the black on tan color combo looks incredible. Oh, and so does the teak platform.

Could you post some for pics of that, or send me some? Thx.

PaintPollz: I'll probably start a new thread in the restorations section. I should have it finished up later this week and I'll snap some shots of it. This is the second time around on the Interior since 2010.... Im a bit obsessed..

FoggyNogginz: I am usually on Old Hickory around Drakes Creek but I'll be hitting Center Hill a lot more this year, probably around Hurricane. I mostly Hydrofoil. Where do you ride on those Lakes? I would love to get out some evenings during the week.

paintpollz
05-12-2015, 08:55 AM
PaintPollz: I'll probably start a new thread in the restorations section. I should have it finished up later this week and I'll snap some shots of it. This is the second time around on the Interior since 2010.... Im a bit obsessed..


please do, the combo is incredible. reminds of the black on tan saab 9-3 I used to drive in my early 20s.

A.P.
05-12-2015, 08:56 AM
Im pretty happy with how it turned out. Everything in that boat has been replaced or modified. Its been a hell of a project!

FoggyNogginz
05-12-2015, 09:35 AM
PaintPollz: I'll probably start a new thread in the restorations section. I should have it finished up later this week and I'll snap some shots of it. This is the second time around on the Interior since 2010.... Im a bit obsessed..

FoggyNogginz: I am usually on Old Hickory around Drakes Creek but I'll be hitting Center Hill a lot more this year, probably around Hurricane. I mostly Hydrofoil. Where do you ride on those Lakes? I would love to get out some evenings during the week.

I'm in those same locations, and live in Mt Juliet near Shutes Branch. PM me and we can get together during the week sometime!

captain planet
06-17-2015, 11:47 AM
I got this done today! Honestly, linseed oil has changed my life. No more teak oil every month for me. Best lesson in a long time.

I'll second that. I did my platform with the linseed oil / mineral spirits mixture. Wow, it is the best my platform has looked in years. I'm a huge fan of this....and I'm glad the warnings about linseed oil rags were posted on here because I had no idea.

ScrewPull
06-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Retro-fitting my '79 S&S with Teak. This deck was new, but weathered. Sanded and refinished with Linseed/Mineral Spirits. This was prior to reading of the volatility of Linseed Oil. Fortunately, I didn't catch on fire. (I may have posted this in the past.)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/photo_zpscfc04785.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/photo_zpscfc04785.jpg.html)

wilsonck
06-20-2015, 11:02 PM
Guys,

I redid my platform last year with the 75/25 mixture of linseed oil and mineral spirits. It looked great like these last ones. One year later, getting the boat ready for the new year and the platform looks like I hadn't touched it. I believe that I had had 3 coats on last year. I didn't expect to have to redo it every year. Does your refinishing job last, or am I missing something?

Bubbacuse77
07-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Gents, just make sure you are using raw linseed oil and not boiled. The boiled will harden and continue to darken with age.

Bubbacuse77
07-02-2015, 11:09 AM
This deck was a little tired and had about a one inch warp to it because it sat in the water for 12 years with the back brackets not being level with each other. Best I can figure is that it was a manufacturing flaw from Mastercraft because even when I switch the brackets side to side I end ended up with the same side being about an inch higher than the other at the end.

To fix it I TIG welded an extra bead on the end and reshape how it sits on the boat.
Then by taking it apart and sanding it all out and rerouting all the edges I am back to a new deck.

Bubbacuse77
07-02-2015, 11:10 AM
All sanded about and reassembled

Bubbacuse77
07-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Oiled and baking in the sun. This was some dark teak. I understand the darker it is naturally the more natural oil it has in it and it felt oily after sanding.