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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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