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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!

MC25
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 .

MC25
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.

jstew
07-15-2015, 11:32 AM
03 35th anniversary 197 that needs teak help. Any suggestions on how to get the black out of the natural groves that are in the platform and then what to do after that? Clean, sand, stain, ect... Thanks for any suggestions.

Rockman
07-15-2015, 12:37 PM
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.

Great job!

That's looks awesome!

Mastercraftdave
07-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Where is the recipe for the mixture and the actual products used for this mixture? I would like to try this on my new platform and give it some love...

moosehead
07-15-2015, 03:09 PM
3 parts boiled linseed oil, 1 part mineral spirits. my newish platform only took about 2 1/2 cups for 2-3 coats.

jakethebt
07-15-2015, 10:55 PM
Gents, just make sure you are using raw linseed oil and not boiled. The boiled will harden and continue to darken with age.

I had not heard this distinction pointed out before...raw vs boiled.

sparkymoffett
07-22-2015, 05:25 PM
question.... after all of this refinishing, how slippery is the deck when wet? I'm a new owner of an 89 prostar 190. My deck needs to be refinished but, damn if it ain't a slippery SOB right now.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-28-2015, 09:45 PM
I joined the 75/25 crowd today. Just got the first coat on.

Bubbacuse77
07-28-2015, 11:55 PM
Nice work

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 12:24 AM
Thanks Bubba. Can't wait to get it back on the boat.

noodleski
07-29-2015, 02:14 AM
very nice!
That's on your 77?
can you please post a pic when you get it back on the boat.
details....deminsions, what brackets

thanks

paintpollz
07-29-2015, 06:54 AM
I'm a mastercraft newb, my freshly oiled teak went flat about 2-3 weeks after I put the boat in the slip. No lift, so being wet docked it gets hit with the elements constantly. is this 75/25 the bees knees? I put the starbrite premium golden teak oil on. I'm not going to pull the boat to put more coats on during the season, so one treatment is all it is going to get (2-3 coats per treatment).

Bubbacuse77
07-29-2015, 09:20 AM
You can always just pull the deck while the boats in the water. You should be able to reach under and take the two pins out then slide the deck strait back. Probably a two person job to get it out of the water after off the boat.

JohnE
07-29-2015, 10:41 AM
I joined the 75/25 crowd today. Just got the first coat on.

Looks great Pete.

JohnE
07-29-2015, 10:42 AM
03 35th anniversary 197 that needs teak help. Any suggestions on how to get the black out of the natural groves that are in the platform and then what to do after that? Clean, sand, stain, ect... Thanks for any suggestions.

Didn't all 35th Anniversary boats come with fiberglass platforms with the faux teak? Did you replace yours with teak? Or previous owner?

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 10:44 AM
very nice!
That's on your 77?
can you please post a pic when you get it back on the boat.
details....deminsions, what brackets

thanks

Yup, that's on my '77. I will have it on today and will post another pic.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 10:44 AM
Looks great Pete.

Thanks John. http://smileys.newbeginningsnetwork.com/piwigo/galleries/EXPRESSIONS_AND_GREETINGS/salute/hats-off-salute-smiley-emoticon.gif

Mastercraftdave
07-29-2015, 11:50 AM
Guys I am new to the game on this thread and read back some but couldn't find the exact recipe.

On a previous boat I used the starbrite product but seeing some of the pictures here I want to try the mineral spirits and linseed oil. Is really just these to products mixed 75/25.

Can someone direct me into the right products to use and directions. I want the best results as the platform on the X23 is the exotic garapa & ipe wood platform.

Reading through the thread I have seen some say don't use some products and use others. Anyways, I want the best results so please help a newbie.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 02:02 PM
Guys I am new to the game on this thread and read back some but couldn't find the exact recipe.

On a previous boat I used the starbrite product but seeing some of the pictures here I want to try the mineral spirits and linseed oil. Is really just these to products mixed 75/25.

Can someone direct me into the right products to use and directions. I want the best results as the platform on the X23 is the exotic garapa & ipe wood platform.

Reading through the thread I have seen some say don't use some products and use others. Anyways, I want the best results so please help a newbie.

Gents, just make sure you are using raw linseed oil and not boiled. The boiled will harden and continue to darken with age.

Bubba says raw linseed oil. You will have to look a little farther than the big box stores for this.

The directions are a couple pages back in this thread. Just a matter of sanding, applying and wiping excess oil off after an hour or so.

Use caution with any rags as they will ignite by themselves.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 02:03 PM
Set the platform on temporarily this morning.

noodleski
07-29-2015, 02:10 PM
that looks fantastic. I am going to start gathering the parts to replace my fiberglass one.
Any more info or guidance would be great

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 02:12 PM
that looks fantastic. I am going to start gathering the parts to replace my fiberglass one.
Any more info or guidance would be great

I forgot to take pics of the brackets. I will get more pics and dimensions this afternoon.

Theomedic
07-29-2015, 02:28 PM
Looking good! I need to do mine again, thanks for the motivation.

noodleski
07-29-2015, 02:57 PM
thanks!

kellett5261
07-29-2015, 04:38 PM
Set the platform on temporarily this morning.

What year platform is this? and what boat is it from?

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2015, 04:42 PM
What year platform is this? and what boat is it from?

It's from an 06 PS190

sparkymoffett
08-14-2015, 06:03 PM
Here's my afternoon. Stripped off sealant and sanded. Then oil. Before. Then after

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Bubbacuse77
08-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Nice work

slapoutX5
09-09-2015, 11:53 PM
So where could I get a teak platform for an 06 X30 if I wanted to switch. The fiberglass just isn't my style.

ap77
09-10-2015, 12:18 AM
Teakworld.

slapoutX5
09-10-2015, 07:44 AM
Thanks. I'll check it out

sully
03-09-2016, 08:29 PM
Decided to completely disassemble my platform this year to get rid of what I assuming is mold between boards. It was quite the project.

Olaff
03-09-2016, 10:43 PM
Here is mine from my recently acquired 2001 Prostar 205V.
120 grit sand paper and teak oil from the box store.
Before bottom.

Olaff
03-09-2016, 10:44 PM
Before top

Olaff
03-09-2016, 10:45 PM
After bottom

Olaff
03-09-2016, 10:47 PM
After top

06MCX15
03-09-2016, 11:11 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160310/cc3006eda2a5db7d787354ccbefb5959.jpg

Ahhhh, freshly oiled teak...


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FoggyNogginz
03-12-2016, 07:10 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160310/cc3006eda2a5db7d787354ccbefb5959.jpg

Ahhhh, freshly oiled teak...


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That's really dark, and I like it! What did you use? I have been using the linseed oil / mineral spirits for years.

JSketto
03-17-2016, 09:01 AM
I had this in another thread...I guess it belongs here...I had to make a new teak platform for my 90' MC ProStar 190 Limited Edition from scratch

http://i.imgur.com/6BC8mWf.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bDxlCry.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wgUtAoR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KPeYP2x

75/25 or teak oil?!

scott023
03-17-2016, 09:03 AM
I had this in another thread...I guess it belongs here...I had to make a new teak platform for my 90' MC ProStar 190 Limited Edition from scratch



75/25 or teak oil?!

Looks good! 75/25 works quite well for me.

JSketto
03-17-2016, 09:27 AM
Thanks...shes currently in clamps getting all glued together...I will send more pics as the project progresses

Snipe
03-17-2016, 10:08 AM
Thanks...shes currently in clamps getting all glued together...I will send more pics as the project progresses

Nice job... what kind of glue?

JSketto
03-17-2016, 10:17 AM
Nice job... what kind of glue?

Sooo after all my hard work and woodworking for a while...I didn't think about using a non-waterbased or epoxy for teak due to it's oiliness....sooo ****...I used regular wood glue and biscuits to hold it together...I will test it out and let you know this afternoon...I am hoping the biscuits will help hold it all together:eek:

JSketto
03-17-2016, 02:03 PM
My pile of shame....had to cut all of the slats out and make new ones

JSketto
03-17-2016, 05:04 PM
Nice job... what kind of glue?

So after cutting the entire thing apart and scrapping all the middle slats...I glued it together with Titebond III after wiping it down with acetone (what I should have done the first time smh)

Snipe
03-17-2016, 06:31 PM
Nice job... what kind of glue?

I'm almost sorry I asked. You did such a great job and the wood is fabulous, I just sincerely hope this works out for you. :)

JSketto
03-18-2016, 07:54 AM
Thanks!...honestly you saved my a$s from finishing the whole project and it breaking apart in the water...I hadn't trimmed the platform up yet so everything was still square so I ran it through the table saw and cut it all apart...lots of work but saved me big time, THANKS!

Snipe
03-18-2016, 12:00 PM
Thanks!...honestly you saved my a$s from finishing the whole project and it breaking apart in the water...I hadn't trimmed the platform up yet so everything was still square so I ran it through the table saw and cut it all apart...lots of work but saved me big time, THANKS!
Another happy boater. Love to hear that.:)

Timr245
03-18-2016, 08:00 PM
My before & after. Bleached, sanded, Tung Oil, 7 coats of UV protecting spar varnish. It can be slippery but not as bad as a freshly oiled platform. That was last spring and it still looks the same, minus a few dings from metal ski fin or wakeboard etc.

Timr245
03-18-2016, 08:01 PM
After

Snipe
03-19-2016, 07:23 AM
It does look great. I just hear too many negs about varnishes. Even Spar. They have a tendency to start peeling. The oil is not slippery at all. You need to let it dry, and it will laaaast a looong time. I hope this works for you as it is a lot of work. Let us know how it works out.

06MCX15
03-19-2016, 01:35 PM
That's really dark, and I like it! What did you use? I have been using the linseed oil / mineral spirits for years.


Linseed oil / mineral spirits. Put many coats on and let it soak in. I'm pretty sure that batch was about 75% linseed. Burn used rags in outdoor fire pit. Don't let them lay around in the garage, but I'm sure you know that.


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CantRepeat
03-19-2016, 02:54 PM
Linseed oil / mineral spirits. Put many coats on and let it soak in. I'm pretty sure that batch was about 75% linseed. Burn used rags in outdoor fire pit. Don't let them lay around in the garage, but I'm sure you know that.


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That's pretty crazy that it can do that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yq6VW-c2Ts

JSketto
03-25-2016, 01:03 PM
Here's the rest of the project...only one coat so far

JSketto
03-25-2016, 01:04 PM
i even managed to use the old screws "to make it more authentic"

Rockman
03-25-2016, 01:39 PM
i even managed to use the old screws "to make it more authentic"

Awesome! No more teak oil on it! I like the light color...looks sweet!

JSketto
03-25-2016, 01:47 PM
Awesome! No more teak oil on it! I like the light color...looks sweet!

Thanks man!

Snipe
03-25-2016, 02:29 PM
Here's the rest of the project...only one coat so far

Fantastic! :toast: You did a great job. You can without reservations "brag" this up. :love:

Bubbacuse77
03-25-2016, 02:53 PM
Nice work, might I ask what raw Teak is a board foot these days?

JSketto
03-26-2016, 07:29 AM
I'll have to track down the receipt but I got it for a steal! Maybe like $4.50/bft

I bought it from Woodcraft...their teak was kind of knotty and just ok, but when I was digging I came across some pristine pieces of tight grained teak...the problem was, it was from a scrapped yacht project and they were all curved...lots of waste and some serious track sawing later I had all the wood I needed...couldn't have worked out any better...only spent about 200 on all the wood

Bubbacuse77
03-26-2016, 02:14 PM
That was a good deal. I would love to do some custom team swim decks with some CNC inlays but it is so cost prohibitive to buy

JSketto
03-26-2016, 09:48 PM
She's finally where she belongs

Snipe
03-27-2016, 05:47 AM
She's finally where she belongs
You done good. Pat yourself on the back... you deserve it. That looks wonderful. :love:

86mcskier
03-27-2016, 07:05 AM
I got my platform sanded over the past few evenings, do you think it needs more? I have used teak oil, and sickens on past boats, but am going to give the linseed oil a shot this time around. Foam or bristle brush, I've always used bristle in the past. The finished platform is from my 92 205 I sold last summer, three coats of sickens... thought you might like some teak porn.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-27-2016, 07:56 AM
I got my platform sanded over the past few evenings, do you think it needs more? I have used teak oil, and sickens on past boats, but am going to give the linseed oil a shot this time around. Foam or bristle brush, I've always used bristle in the past. The finished platform is from my 92 205 I sold last summer, three coats of sickens... thought you might like some teak porn.

I used both foam and bristle and it didn't seem to make any difference, but then I was pretty generous in application with the linseed oil/mineral spirits mixture, then wiped off the excess. Really happy with the outcome.

Footin
03-27-2016, 11:37 AM
Went to mix up the mineral spirits and linseed oil to apply to my platform for the year and mistakenly mixed the exact opposite (75 mineral/25 linseed) DAMN that was last of my linseed! I applied it anyway, we'll see how it looks in a few days...:confused::D

h2oskifreak
03-27-2016, 11:46 AM
Went back about 10-12 pages and have not seen any comments to answer my question. I am sure it is there, so forgive me for asking but getting ready to refinish mine and wonder about power washing? In years past have just sanded and it comes out pretty nice. This time I have done not much for 2 years and she is pretty dry. Shall I sand again, or give it a power wash, then sand? Thanks

Footin
03-27-2016, 11:52 AM
I have power washed platforms in the past and it has worked well, make sure not to get too close or use too much pressure. I would wait for a couple of days after that for it to really dry out before applying any oils.

Snipe
03-27-2016, 12:00 PM
I have power washed platforms in the past and it has worked well, make sure not to get too close or use too much pressure. I would wait for a couple of days after that for it to really dry out before applying any oils.

Exactly. Don't concentrate on one area too long. It will get rough there. I only power washed the first time to get rid of the grit and grey. Did the lightener though, and then the oil. I have always used the Star-Brite with great success and I only do it once a year (season). I think the next time I will give you guy's formula a shot though. That sure looks nice and probably isn't as costly. :)

thatsmrmastercraft
03-27-2016, 01:02 PM
One of the guys here (read I'm too lazy too look back) said that raw, not boiled linseed oil is the way to go to keep from getting dark. You can't just pick it up at Menards or Home Depot but it's easily available on Amazon. I'm going to switch to the raw version for this year.


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CruisinGA
03-28-2016, 08:16 AM
One of the guys here (read I'm too lazy too look back) said that raw, not boiled linseed oil is the way to go to keep from getting dark. You can't just pick it up at Menards or Home Depot but it's easily available on Amazon. I'm going to switch to the raw version for this year.

I saw this as well. I am planning to oil my platform this week, and I ordered some Raw Teak oil, however, I just found this comparison of Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil from Jamestown Distributors. I don't know that I want to wait "weeks" for the raw to cure! My hunch is that most have been using boiled and not raw linseed oil.

"Raw" linseed oil is just that - linseed oil mercilessly squeezed from flax seed and packaged with no additional additives or preservatives. Raw linseed oil dries very slowly, taking weeks to fully cure. You should limit its use to the insides of wood gutters, chopping blocks, sawhorses, and other items exposed to the elements where drying time is not an important consideration.

Slow drying is a mixed blessing. For oil-based paints and varnishes, slow drying is a benefit, since this allows the paint to "level" itself, giving a smoother finish with fewer brush marks. The best looking paint jobs are invariably oil paint jobs, without question. However, when used as a wood preservative for items that are handled or walked on, such as tool handles, furniture, or wood decks, long drying times are undesirable. 100% Pure, this slow drying oil has multiple uses. It helps wood retain its natural moisture, aids in water repellency, retards cracking, checking and shrinking.

"Boiled" linseed oil, though, is not boiled. The actual boiling of some varnish oils changes their drying characteristics. With linseed oil, though, it is the addition of certain solvents that causes linseed oil to dry more quickly, acting as if it were boiled. This makes it a better product for preserving tool handles, decks, and furniture. I suppose they should have named it "sort-of-boiled linseed oil", or "kinda-like-boiled-but-not-really-boiled linseed oil". Boiled Linseed Oil is used as a natural wood finish and preservative, either alone or with other oils and solvents. Mixed with oil based paints and varnishes, it increases gloss and improves leveling and durability. A mixture of 2 parts boiled linseed oil to one part turpentine creates a semi-gloss wood polish for furniture. Can also be mixed with mineral spirits.

Mastercraftdave
03-28-2016, 08:47 AM
Is there a standard wait time before the platform can get wet after having teak oil put on it? I let mine sit for nearly 20 hrs and I still had oil everywhere when I put the boat in the water. It looks as if I lost some of the oil from the platform.

h2oskifreak
03-28-2016, 10:12 AM
Is there a standard wait time before the platform can get wet after having teak oil put on it? I let mine sit for nearly 20 hrs and I still had oil everywhere when I put the boat in the water. It looks as if I lost some of the oil from the platform.

I use a heat lamp on mine after putting the Starbright on and in my mind it helps "set it". I haven't got a specific time line but would say a few days in the sun, or under a lamp?

Bubbacuse77
03-28-2016, 10:39 AM
I know some guys hate constantly oiling the deck but after a good oiling in the spring I let it bake in with the sun and then I keep a rag saturated with teak oil in a ziplock bag that I quickly wipe on the deck when it gets parked in the garage in the evening. It takes one minute to wipe it on and maybe another to take a dry rag and wipe it down 5 min later. This seems to keep my decks looking like new all the time.

Bubbacuse77
03-28-2016, 10:40 AM
I don't do it at the ramp so that I leave time for the water to dry on the way home and so that I don't get road dirt sticking to the fresh oil. I know some people would claim that I am not giving the wood enough time to dry but since I keep the deck so well oiled all the time I never really get water soaking into the wood with the exception of the cracks. When I do the above mentioned wipe down of the deck after skiing I don't dump the oil on to the point it would run in the cracks anyway, only a surface coating. I do the "deep" treatment a couple times a year and then I do make sure the wood is dry in all places.

CruisinGA
03-28-2016, 10:47 AM
Bubba- you are using raw linseed oil, right?
After you oiled the platform the first time how long did you need to wait before it "cured"?

86mcskier
03-30-2016, 07:30 AM
Ready to rock and roll

86mcskier
03-30-2016, 12:54 PM
First coat.

86mcskier
03-30-2016, 01:25 PM
Wiped down after 30 Minutes.

86mcskier
03-30-2016, 03:31 PM
Dried.

Snipe
03-30-2016, 04:18 PM
The 75%/25% mixture. Which is the 75%?

paco_06
03-30-2016, 04:37 PM
The 75%/25% mixture. Which is the 75%?
Linseed oil

Snipe
03-30-2016, 04:43 PM
Linseed oil
Looks really nice. I may have to give that a try next time. I have been using teak oil very successfully. Once a season and that's only because I wanted to not that it needed it. Mine is the same color as yours.
Thanks for getting back.:)

h2oskifreak
04-15-2016, 07:05 PM
Went back about 10-12 pages and have not seen any comments to answer my question. I am sure it is there, so forgive me for asking but getting ready to refinish mine and wonder about power washing? In years past have just sanded and it comes out pretty nice. This time I have done not much for 2 years and she is pretty dry. Shall I sand again, or give it a power wash, then sand? Thanks

To follow up; borrowed my neighbors pressure washer and tested it on a section of cedar fence I wanted to re-stain. It seemed a little harsh on the pickets? I know teak is harder wood but ended up taking it to the car wash and let dry for several days before Teak Oil. Good results! The new trend of Linseed Oil, Mineral Spirits...why exactly is it thought to be better? Does it hold up better long term? I am Teak oil from way back but always open to better ideas?

Snipe
04-15-2016, 07:45 PM
I have never needed to sand. If you sanded before, I would forgo the sanding. Pressure wash, but do not concentrate in any one area. It's wood. The softer areas will wear (erode) faster. There is nothing wrong with using oil; I just want to try the mixture to see how long it lasts in comparison. My oil is good for more that a season and it gets a lot of sun. The posts here look great, the choice I believe is a preference.

paco_06
04-15-2016, 08:49 PM
To follow up; borrowed my neighbors pressure washer and tested it on a section of cedar fence I wanted to re-stain. It seemed a little harsh on the pickets? I know teak is harder wood but ended up taking it to the car wash and let dry for several days before Teak Oil. Good results! The new trend of Linseed Oil, Mineral Spirits...why exactly is it thought to be better? Does it hold up better long term? I am Teak oil from way back but always open to better ideas?
To clarify, cedar is among the softest less dense wood there is and teak is among the hardest wood there is.

zmarquis
04-20-2016, 08:59 PM
Refinishing mine now. Have a few loose screws, any tips? Slightly larger screws or some silicon and use same screws?

JohnE
04-20-2016, 09:09 PM
Refinishing mine now. Have a few loose screws, any tips? Slightly larger screws or some silicon and use same screws?

I'd go with larger screws.

zmarquis
04-20-2016, 09:45 PM
Thanks, don't typically work with teak and would hate to split. I'll give a +1 a try!

06MCX15
04-20-2016, 11:14 PM
Gotta go dark...http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160421/58792c547c5dcb84dc59d548dc9f7994.jpg

It accents your boat 10 fold. Just sayin...


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FoggyNogginz
04-20-2016, 11:41 PM
To follow up; borrowed my neighbors pressure washer and tested it on a section of cedar fence I wanted to re-stain. It seemed a little harsh on the pickets? I know teak is harder wood but ended up taking it to the car wash and let dry for several days before Teak Oil. Good results! The new trend of Linseed Oil, Mineral Spirits...why exactly is it thought to be better? Does it hold up better long term? I am Teak oil from way back but always open to better ideas?
In my experience, the Linseed oil has provided better and longer protection. YMMV, but I am on the lake 3x per week from May-Sept at a minimum, and I found that I was reapplying teak oil more often than I enjoyed. Linseed oil has worked much better for me for whatever reason, so I have remained with this mixture for the last three years.

FoggyNogginz
04-20-2016, 11:42 PM
Gotta go dark...http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160421/58792c547c5dcb84dc59d548dc9f7994.jpg

It accents your boat 10 fold. Just sayin...


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Looks nice! What did you use?

Snipe
04-21-2016, 05:44 AM
Refinishing mine now. Have a few loose screws, any tips? Slightly larger screws or some silicon and use same screws?

If you can't go larger screws I wouls got to the syringe with the equal squeeze of epoxy. The epoxy gets hard whereas the silicone stays soft. Better bite in my opinion. Good luck...

derek1800
04-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Anyone have the link to TMC's guide? http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6841&d=1140472173 doesn't seem to be working for me.

Jayhawk
04-21-2016, 03:39 PM
Anyone have the link to TMC's guide? http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6841&d=1140472173 doesn't seem to be working for me.

Link didn't work for me either, but I assume you're looking for this:

derek1800
04-21-2016, 03:56 PM
Thanks exactly what I was looking for but looks like for maintenance?

My platform is in pretty rough shape and really rough wood. I am thinking about taking it to a local belt sander to save on some sanding time. Does anyone have any recommendations?

It looks like people recommend starting with 80 grit, then 150
Applying Teak Oil or 75/25

Any other products or things needed? How important is it to clean the wood with any type of product before or after sanding?

derek1800
05-04-2016, 01:52 PM
I decided to use SeaFin Teak Oil as a lot of people in the sailing community say it works better than the other products. Here is my platform after one coat

Ken
05-04-2016, 06:14 PM
Finally got some color back in my swim step.......75/25 for me.

CantRepeat
05-04-2016, 06:43 PM
Finally got some color back in my swim step.......75/25 for me.

Looking damn good, Ken.

Mastercraftdave
05-09-2016, 12:49 PM
Teak Gurus I need your help.

I have a 2015 X23 with the surf edition platform. They use an exotic garapa and ipe wood platform and it's start to show cracking and separation. The boat is a year old and I have been keeping a thin coat of teak oil on it. My boat is in a boat house with no direct sunlight yet it's starting to look bad. Any ideas on this?

My dealer is sending this to MC for warranty but I want to know what the deal is.

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This is what it looked like brand new.
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paco_06
05-09-2016, 01:22 PM
Third picture does look bad! Possibly just a bad batch of wood. Although when running wood grain perpendicular, like yours is, usually always makes trouble in an environment of a platform. Wet/dry multiple times.

You say you're putting on teak oil, is your platform completely dry when doing so? You may be trapping in moisture....

Mastercraftdave
05-22-2016, 02:18 PM
I posted a picture of my platform a week weeks ago due to some issues with it.

Called my dealer, sent pictures and MC agree to allow the warranty claim. Sent me brand new platform and it seems as if the change up the design a bit. This is the surf edition platform and it looks awesome. Thought I would include picture of the boat as well!!!

Thanks to MC for standing by their warranty.

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FoggyNogginz
05-22-2016, 05:50 PM
That platform looks seriously cool!

paco_06
05-23-2016, 06:58 AM
Platform looks great! I'm glad they made it up for you, I figured they would. I can't believe they ran the grain of the wood perpendicular again! I think that's what went wrong with the other....