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blackbeauty02
05-29-2006, 06:25 PM
Hey guys I just got done sanding down my swim platform and was wondering what the best stuff to clean it, then refinish it, then waterproof it with.

6ballsisall
05-29-2006, 06:29 PM
Hey guys I just got done sanding down my swim platform and was wondering what the best stuff to clean it, then refinish it, then waterproof it with.


Starbrite makes a 3 step kit that works well. Cleaner, brightener and then teak oil. DO NOT try and waterproof the wood with a verethane. Teak oil is what it was made for.

TMCNo1
05-29-2006, 06:55 PM
Check out "Frequently Asked Questions"!

blackbeauty02
05-29-2006, 10:16 PM
where can i pick up this starbrite stuff? and where the heck is this faq forum? I guess I'm just dumb and can't find it...

TMCNo1
05-29-2006, 10:28 PM
where can i pick up this starbrite stuff? and where the heck is this faq forum? I guess I'm just dumb and can't find it...
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Starbrite can be found at most any marine supply house and a great many marinas and boat dealers.
At near the top of page you will see a bar with Home, Team Talk, showroom etc, to the right is SEARCH and click on search and then enter "Frequently Asked Questions" on the blank, then click GO and it will take you to the link and search it, till you come across the Swim Platform post.

Mi.mc
05-29-2006, 11:54 PM
my brother and i just spent the majority of the day in the hot sun sanding down our teak, bleaching it, and oiling it. so far it looks pretty great

DooSPX
03-02-2007, 02:13 PM
in light of brianM's teak thread...
lets show off your teak platform. I will start.

at the 06 Southern MasterCraft owners Reunion.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/DSC00064.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/DSC00040.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/DSC00037.jpg

and after the reunion just after I got home...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/DSC00067.jpg

TX.X-30 fan
03-02-2007, 02:15 PM
Very nice, Mine still looks like the last time it was in the water :mad:

Mag_Red
03-02-2007, 02:19 PM
Waiting for TMC#1 to post:) My Teak is 170 miles away:mad:

TMCNo1
03-02-2007, 02:26 PM
Waiting for TMC#1 to post:) My Teak is 170 miles away


:uglyhamme :popcorn: :uglyhamme

SkiDog
03-02-2007, 03:05 PM
:uglyhamme :popcorn: :uglyhamme


The end may be near if #1 hasn't posted a pic of his by now!:D

TMCNo1
03-02-2007, 03:13 PM
The end may be near if #1 hasn't posted a pic of his by now!:D


I did, I did, I did, you just ain't lookin"!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

1984StarsandStripes
03-02-2007, 03:13 PM
Please say it ain't true?:popcorn: TMC #1 come on you know you wanna!:worthy:

east tx skier
03-02-2007, 03:54 PM
Okay, I'll post mine again.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/attachment-8.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/attachment-7.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/MC205Platform.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/attachment-9.jpg

MarkP
03-02-2007, 04:35 PM
Okay, I'll post mine again.

Show off!!!

SkiDog
03-02-2007, 04:42 PM
Sorry for this threadjack. Doo, are you going to Carolina Spring Madness?

TMCNo1
03-02-2007, 07:00 PM
Please say it ain't true?:popcorn: TMC #1 come on you know you wanna!:worthy:



Avatar, avatar, everytime I post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

JohnnyB
03-02-2007, 07:13 PM
Here's a teak shot from my 92 ProStar. I don't have a pic of my 2004's teak.....maybe after spring cleanup.

trickskier
03-02-2007, 07:16 PM
NICE PLATFORM EASTIE.........I'll bet #1 is taking notes!!!! :headbang:

TMCNo1
03-02-2007, 07:49 PM
OK,...............................http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s32/smilies-10800.png Testing, 1, 2, 3,

trickskier
03-02-2007, 07:50 PM
OK,...............................http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s32/smilies-10800.png
E-Z #1, I'll post tomorrow............:cool:

DooSPX
03-03-2007, 01:06 AM
Sorry for this threadjack. Doo, are you going to Carolina Spring Madness?

there's no way I can make it. when is it again?

ProTour X9
03-03-2007, 09:37 AM
Well..........................here it is:popcorn:

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 09:45 AM
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, clicked the wrong picture,

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 09:46 AM
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, did it again,
Truth be known, this platform HAS NOT been sanded and re-oiled since May of 2003. 4 years ago! Only the occasional application of Meguiar's #16 paste wax and/or Pledge Furniture Polish. I will redo it this spring when the weather warms up!

MarkP
03-03-2007, 10:54 AM
:love: ....................Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, did it again,
Truth be known, this platform HAS NOT been sanded and re-oiled since May of 2003. 4 years ago! Only the occasional application of Meguiar's #16 paste wax and/or Pledge Furniture Polish. I will redo it this spring when the weather warms up!

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 10:57 AM
there's no way I can make it. when is it again?


Check the bottom of my signature!

airdrew99
03-03-2007, 11:09 AM
A few pics of my 91 Prostar's teak.

JohnnyB
03-03-2007, 11:34 AM
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, did it again,
Truth be known, this platform HAS NOT been sanded and re-oiled since May of 2003. 4 years ago! Only the occasional application of Meguiar's #16 paste wax and/or Pledge Furniture Polish. I will redo it this spring when the weather warms up!

Is it slippery? I followed the TMCNo1 progressive sanding and oiling method and wound up with an awesome looking platform (hi grade furniture quality!!) However, it was almost hazardous to stand on it was so slick. :eek: I wound up resanding with coarse sandpaper and re-oiling.

JohnnyB
03-03-2007, 11:35 AM
Cold blustery winter day....I can't snowmobile this year....tempting to trudge through the 15" of snow to the outbuilding and bring my teak in for some TLC....

I think I'll just stop bye the dealer and look at new boats instead...

airdrew99
03-03-2007, 12:19 PM
Is it slippery? I followed the TMCNo1 progressive sanding and oiling method and wound up with an awesome looking platform (hi grade furniture quality!!) However, it was almost hazardous to stand on it was so slick. :eek: I wound up resanding with coarse sandpaper and re-oiling.
I followed TMCNo1's technique last year and this year and both times turned out great. I figured it would be very slippery but it is not.

C36
03-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Teak :confused: I new there was something missing! :eek3:

C36
03-03-2007, 01:39 PM
^^^^^
Sorry - cound't resist - I knew I would be able to use that picture (no swimplatform at some point). :rolleyes:

Here is mine - a little rough by TT standards though. :o

DooSPX
03-03-2007, 01:53 PM
:love: ....................

im with mark....
:love: :love: :love:

dapicatti
03-03-2007, 02:16 PM
My teak is not worthy of posting at this point....after it warms up I will follow TMC01's advice.

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 02:30 PM
Is it slippery? I followed the TMCNo1 progressive sanding and oiling method and wound up with an awesome looking platform (hi grade furniture quality!!) However, it was almost hazardous to stand on it was so slick. :eek: I wound up resanding with coarse sandpaper and re-oiling.


If the platform is slick, it is because the teak oil is still wet and has not set up hard and is still just oil sitting on top. Trust me, if it has dried, it will not be slick, even with wax and furniture polish on it and I can say that after living with this platform I have for 18 years.

Harvey
03-03-2007, 03:00 PM
I started the process last night. I will take some pictures when I am finished. I have to get some more teak oil to finish it up.

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 03:12 PM
Maybe these pics are the ones I should have shown,

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 03:13 PM
Or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 03:14 PM
Or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

FoggyNogginz
03-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Where can I find the original post on sanding and oiling the platform? I wish mine looked as nice as the ones you guys have posted!

Educate me..."get my learn on" :-)

KC

TMCNo1
03-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Where can I find the original post on sanding and oiling the platform? I wish mine looked as nice as the ones you guys have posted!

Educate me..."get my learn on" :-)

KC


Kent, it's always in the FAQ forum, stickied at the top of General Discussion, here is the link to MasterCraft's article on my method. Just the basics will get you a 1st class platform finish.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6841&d=1140472173

DooSPX
03-03-2007, 11:36 PM
okay, im sick now.
everytime i see that teak, i droll.......

SkiDog
03-04-2007, 10:36 AM
Or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

F---ing show off!!!!!!!!:D Luv ya man!

SkiDog
03-04-2007, 10:38 AM
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, did it again,
Truth be known, this platform HAS NOT been sanded and re-oiled since May of 2003. 4 years ago! Only the occasional application of Meguiar's #16 paste wax and/or Pledge Furniture Polish. I will redo it this spring when the weather warms up!

WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????? You bored?

TMCNo1
03-04-2007, 11:08 AM
F---ing show off!!!!!!!!:D Luv ya man!

:uglyhamme :uglyhamme :uglyhamme

KnoxX2
03-04-2007, 11:48 AM
Do you even let someone stand on that thing?

TX.X-30 fan
03-04-2007, 12:20 PM
Like this???? :confused: :confused:






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FoggyNogginz
03-04-2007, 02:42 PM
Thanks for the link. I need to do this while it's so darn cold!!

Kent

TMCNo1
03-04-2007, 03:33 PM
Do you even let someone stand on that thing?

We sit on it, stand on it, climb in and out of the boat on it, just as if it was a raw untreated piece of teak.

SkiDog
03-04-2007, 05:54 PM
We sit on it, stand on it, climb in and out of the boat on it, just as if it was a raw untreated piece of teak.

You mean to tell me that boat has actually been in the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D Well blow me down!

TMCNo1
03-05-2007, 01:15 PM
You mean to tell me that boat has actually been in the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D Well blow me down!



NO, I only use it in parades and to water the yard!:rolleyes: :D 8p

SkiDog
03-05-2007, 07:56 PM
NO, I only use it in parades and to water the yard!:rolleyes: :D 8p

We're gonna change your name to 'Trailer Tramp'!:D

KelBCx9
03-07-2007, 07:51 PM
I 've been working on mine just waiting for the ice to melt on the lake.

Sodar
03-18-2007, 08:39 PM
Got my teak all oiled up for the new buyer, but he ended up bagging out shortly, before our schedule test drive stating that he had already purchased another boat.... :mad:

Sodar
03-18-2007, 08:39 PM
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TMCNo1
03-18-2007, 08:45 PM
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That's a purdy piece of teak ya got there! I like that dark piece on the outside edge. Usually the dark has a high content of natural oils and is hard as a rock. I would love to have one entirely out of the dark, it would be gorgeous.

Sodar
03-18-2007, 08:48 PM
That's a purdy piece of teak ya got there! I like that dark piece on the outside edge. Usually the dark has a high content of natural oils and is hard as a rock. I would love to have one entirely out of the dark, it would be gorgeous.


Thanks Harold! That means alot coming from you!! :)

Slinkyredfoot
03-18-2007, 08:53 PM
I have really been working on this, it is a very pedious process, what do you think?????

sand2snow22
03-18-2007, 08:57 PM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC02491.jpg

TX.X-30 fan
03-18-2007, 09:16 PM
I have really been working on this, it is a very pedious process, what do you think?????


Damn dude that's really looking good. :D :D

TMCNo1
03-18-2007, 09:26 PM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC02491.jpg


I just love seeing all this "Happy Teak" that has got some love!:D :D :D

TX.X-30 fan
03-18-2007, 09:57 PM
My teak!!!!!



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sand2snow22
03-19-2007, 01:51 AM
I just love seeing all this "Happy Teak" that has got some love!:D :D :D

Thanks, that's actually after a long week with heavy use, she needed some more love once we got home... :D

TMCNo1
03-19-2007, 06:30 AM
Thanks, that's actually after a long week with heavy use, she needed some more love once we got home... :D


Your teak kinda sounds like my wife!:eek: :D :rolleyes:

kpickett
03-21-2007, 07:11 PM
I used Teakguard on my teak for the last two years. I really liked that it wasn't oily at all - don't want residue on my ski. But, it chipped off gradually, and I couldn't get it looking even when touched up. I finally sanded it all off and went back to teak oil. I love the color.

SDAhockey21
03-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Here is the before....

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2284.jpg

And here is the After!!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2302.jpg

Doug G
03-22-2007, 12:36 AM
harold when you say apply by hand do you mean literally or with a rag? Atleast I have toobers new yacht beat so far!

TMCNo1
03-22-2007, 12:40 AM
harold when you say apply by hand do you mean literally or with a rag? Atleast I have toobers new yacht beat so far!

Literally, that way you can apply the oil thin and spread it out without any lint getting in the finish.

Doug G
03-22-2007, 12:48 AM
Thought so. Thanks and oh yeah God Bless Lynn. That came out nice SDA.

TMCNo1
03-22-2007, 09:13 AM
Thought so. Thanks and oh yeah God Bless Lynn. That came out nice SDA.


What, for putting up with me?????????????????:D :rolleyes: 8p

She is a sweetheart and after all these years, she has learned that if she just lotions up with some Starbrite Teak Oil for those special times, I'm her's!:rolleyes:

TMCNo1
03-22-2007, 09:14 AM
Here is the before....

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2284.jpg

And here is the After!!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2302.jpg


I was gonna respond earlier, but seeing the Starbrite bottle says it all!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks good!:D

airdrew99
03-28-2007, 04:44 PM
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u168/airdrew99/firstcoat3.jpg

sanjuan23
03-28-2007, 04:52 PM
Just picked up the special white bottle at lunch as soon as I am outta here it's time to get started will post pics later!

87MC owner
03-30-2007, 09:15 AM
Like the commercial said, "that's fanominal". Tell us one more time the product line that works best. Some ding dong coated my platform with urathane. It has all but come off with normal use but some areas still show the stuff. One more time,

TMCNo1
03-30-2007, 09:19 AM
Like the commercial said, "that's fanominal". Tell us one more time the product line that works best. Some ding dong coated my platform with urathane. It has all but come off with normal use but some areas still show the stuff. One more time,


I would try a pressure washer first or a coin car wash, to try to remove the remaining urethane coating.

Jkelly
03-30-2007, 09:54 AM
http://http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3955&size=big&cat=recent&limit=recent

Jkelly
03-30-2007, 09:54 AM
How do you guys get the picture in the post

TMCNo1
03-30-2007, 10:28 AM
How do you guys get the picture in the post


PM to you.

Jkelly
03-30-2007, 10:40 AM
Just finished my teak.

TMCNo1
03-30-2007, 10:54 AM
Just finished my teak.


Now that's what I'm talking about. Great job!

Jkelly
03-30-2007, 10:55 AM
Now that's what I'm talking about. Great job!


Thanks for the help with getting it on the site. And the advise for keeping it looking good.:D

TMCNo1
04-03-2007, 05:05 PM
Keep a check at www.starbrite.com. They are adding a Testimonial section to their website soon and have asked for info from me about our Starbrite teak platform finish and pictures and will be posting it.

WAT8415
04-10-2007, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the info TMCNo1. Here is the before picture. The previous owner didnít take care of the swim platform as you can all see.

WAT8415
04-10-2007, 08:19 PM
The After Picture. I replaced the cracked board. Dang Teak is expensive! I sanded down all the old teak, and I have applied 2 coats of Starbrite, and will be applying a few more coats, but here what it looks like so far.

mrcrowson
04-10-2007, 08:20 PM
Here is mine
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/DSC00697.JPG

Slinkyredfoot
04-10-2007, 08:36 PM
Here is mine
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/DSC00697.JPG
Hey Michael, nice looking teak and boat, I really like the wail stripes in the motor cover....:cool:

TMCNo1
04-10-2007, 09:10 PM
The After Picture. I replaced the cracked board. Dang Teak is expensive! I sanded down all the old teak, and I have applied 2 coats of Starbrite, and will be applying a few more coats, but here what it looks like so far.


Now we're talking Teak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TMCNo1
04-10-2007, 09:13 PM
Here is mine
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/DSC00697.JPG
Have you ever had to wear sunglasses to see the monitor, I do with that picture! Looks super, WOW~!!!!!!!!!!!

sand2snow22
06-23-2007, 12:45 AM
Refreshed the teak yesterday in the sun, boy leaving it in the sun seems to really make a difference. Wish I would have known sooner........

03 35th Anniversary
07-03-2007, 03:49 PM
Refinished the teak today while the rain held off.


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Copy_of_DSCF0117.jpg


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Copy_of_DSCF0116.jpg

rspiecha
07-03-2007, 03:58 PM
Dude, how are you guys getting your teak to shine like that??? I apply several coats over the course of a month, letting it sit to dry between coats. Are you lightly sanding between coats??? I use golden teak oil from starbrite, in the clear bottle to see the golden color of the teak oil.

Thanks

Rob

03 35th Anniversary
07-03-2007, 04:08 PM
Dude, how are you guys getting your teak to shine like that??? I apply several coats over the course of a month, letting it sit to dry between coats. Are you lightly sanding between coats??? I use golden teak oil from starbrite, in the clear bottle to see the golden color of the teak oil.

Thanks

Rob

I don't know about anybody else, but I sand mine with 400 grit sand paper if the wood isn't smooth to the touch before I start. Then apply a couple of coats and let it soak. I have only sanded it one time, I wouldn't do it all the time. I use meguiars #46 teak oil.

http://www.meguiars.com/estore/productthumbs/product_M4616.jpg

shepherd
07-03-2007, 04:11 PM
Refinished the teak today while the rain held off.



That looks great 03! I oiled mine last weekend, but it's going to need some sanding. Did you have to worry too much about messing up the fiberglass or rubber strips when you sanded? Did you mask them off or were you just very careful in those areas?

03 35th Anniversary
07-03-2007, 04:20 PM
That looks great 03! I oiled mine last weekend, but it's going to need some sanding. Did you have to worry too much about messing up the fiberglass or rubber strips when you sanded? Did you mask them off or were you just very careful in those areas?

Yes, I masked it all off before I sanded it. I statred with 600 grit and wasn't getting anywhere so I moved to 400 and it seemed to do quite well. Try not to sand over the rubber and sand long ways with the wood strips. But take the tape off before appling teak oil. The oil and the glue off the tape make a nasty mess.

PM me your e-mail and I will send you pics of what I did if you like.

JohnnyB
07-03-2007, 04:22 PM
Refinished the teak today while the rain held off.


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Copy_of_DSCF0117.jpg


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Copy_of_DSCF0116.jpg

Teak inlaid on fiberglass platform looks awesome.

03 35th Anniversary
07-03-2007, 04:38 PM
Teak inlaid on fiberglass platform looks awesome.
Thanks for the complement, but it's a pain in the butt to take care of.

sand2snow22
07-08-2007, 11:39 PM
After a week of hard ski, wakeboard and surf use. She looks as good as new. Letting the teak bake in the sun after oil application really helps......

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC04119.jpg

TMCNo1
07-08-2007, 11:41 PM
After a week of hard ski, wakeboard and surf use. She looks as good as new. Letting the teak bake in the sun after oil application really helps......

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC04119.jpg


Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ProTour X9
07-09-2007, 10:23 AM
Harold whats your link for the teaking process?
sand2snow22 I love your platform, where did you get those tower acc sox? :D

Yellow X9
07-09-2007, 10:29 AM
I don't know about anybody else, but I sand mine with 400 grit sand paper if the wood isn't smooth to the touch before I start. Then apply a couple of coats and let it soak. I have only sanded it one time, I wouldn't do it all the time. I use meguiars #46 teak oil.

http://www.meguiars.com/estore/productthumbs/product_M4616.jpg



I use this aswell on my X-9, no complaints here

sand2snow22
07-09-2007, 11:18 AM
Harold whats your link for the teaking process?
sand2snow22 I love your platform, where did you get those tower acc sox? :D

www.speakersox.com

Great customer service........

ProTour X9
07-09-2007, 11:28 AM
www.speakersox.com

Great customer service........

Thanks but I don't want to spend that much money for what a rag and some cleaner could do. Maybe some other time, but for now......

TMCNo1
07-09-2007, 11:32 AM
Harold whats your link for the teaking process?
Here it is, found in the "Frequently Asked Questions" at the top of General Discussion, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=150097&postcount=28

sand2snow22
07-09-2007, 11:38 AM
Thanks but I don't want to spend that much money for what a rag and some cleaner could do. Maybe some other time, but for now......

Worth every penny to me. We trailer a lot and it's much easier to take them off and throw them in the washer instead of cleaning with a rag, then cleaning the bugs off your vinyl.....

h2oskifreak
07-11-2007, 07:27 PM
Here is a custom, fabricated platform for a 75 MC S&S. Ordered from Flounder Pounder Marine in Cape Canaveral, the day of a shuttle launch. Shaped and cut to fit with stainless bolts from the inside out, make it fully detachable. One of the best additions, in a long time, to our sweet ride.

swatguy
07-18-2007, 02:45 PM
Well figured I would join in on the fun as I just redid mine. I chose to go a different route as ours just gets abused. I went with Sikkens and added the non slip silica grip to it so it has some traction as well. (why it looks gritty in the pic. VEry fine stuff so it doesn't scuff the boards but it gives you a sure foot on the wet platform. They have a new color called "natural teak" And I will be damned it looks natural to me.;) :D



24545

24546

24547

swatguy
07-18-2007, 02:47 PM
ok so that was my forst attempt at loading pics. How do I get them to pop up without a link?

#47of100TeamMC
07-18-2007, 02:51 PM
ok so that was my forst attempt at loading pics. How do I get them to pop up without a link?

post one at a time... or you need to do something with photobucket to get multiple pics per post... check the FAQ section it's in there somewhere.

Nice Teak by the way! wanna do mine...

TMCNo1
07-18-2007, 02:59 PM
ok so that was my forst attempt at loading pics. How do I get them to pop up without a link?
After you browse and upload into manage attachments, got to paperclip above your post in the same block as bold, font color, and click on the paperclip and it will show all the picture links you uploaded, click on "Insert All" and they will all show w/o the link.

See this thread, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=17783, especially post #7!

TMCNo1
07-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Well figured I would join in on the fun as I just redid mine. I chose to go a different route as ours just gets abused. I went with Sikkens and added the non slip silica grip to it so it has some traction as well. (why it looks gritty in the pic. VEry fine stuff so it doesn't scuff the boards but it gives you a sure foot on the wet platform. They have a new color called "natural teak" And I will be damned it looks natural to me.;) :D
That platform looks great!

bigpack20
07-18-2007, 03:36 PM
Refinished the teak today while the rain held off.


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Copy_of_DSCF0117.jpg


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Copy_of_DSCF0116.jpg

Very cool look :cool:

swatguy
07-18-2007, 04:00 PM
Thaks for the help guess I should have know to check the FAQ's Sorry guys. Thaks for help. Now you can actually see it. Thaks for the compliments. As far as the application it was pretty easy as far as my teak projects have went. No sanding after each coat was great. Only time will tell how the sikkens holds up with the added grit to it. Am the first to try it in the hood :)

#47 if you wanna ship it this way I have nothing but time. Just blew my knee. Complete tear of ACL, tore MCl and tore meniscus. Hit the 3rd roller off the d-up and stomped the trick(huge nuclear grab) but while attempting to finish the cut out WHAMMO! knee said sweet trick but you ganna pay for that

ProTour X9
08-01-2007, 08:24 PM
My buddy's Ski Cen.............. 's teak, more pics tommorow.


This is before we did anything
25332
This is after rough sanding just the top
25333

We oiled it tonight twice, so i'll get a few more pics tommorow. We'd like to sand it with 220 grit sandpaper and then oil it one more time:confused:

Roonie's
08-01-2007, 08:28 PM
My teak which I finished yesterday.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=17461&page=5

pepi
07-13-2008, 01:39 PM
Just finished redoing the teak on my 88 ps190. Looks like it had been varnished somewhere in the past, so it took a bit of work to get it even ready to be oiled. I couldn't find the star-brite in the white bottle locally, so went with the "golden premium" instead. In the first 3 pics, the teak is still wet from sanding. In the last one, it's completely dry with 6 coats of oil.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb72/chunksochicken/teak2.jpg
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb72/chunksochicken/teak3.jpg
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb72/chunksochicken/teak4.jpg
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb72/chunksochicken/teak5.jpg

jacobe
07-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Poor camera phone quality.

wsrobert
07-13-2008, 07:45 PM
How many coats do you guys put on. I re-did mine this past winter and it already has faded pretty bad. Maybe I didn't sand it well enough, or is there a sealant that should go on???

cbryan70
07-13-2008, 07:56 PM
ummmm skoal strait

H20BOY
07-13-2008, 09:04 PM
Here is mine off my old X-Star

37614

This is my X-15

37615

bxroads
07-13-2008, 09:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/bxroads/1997%20ProStar%20190/IMG_291.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/bxroads/1997%20ProStar%20190/IMG_292.jpg

ProTour X9
10-18-2008, 04:50 PM
I think I'll sand/oil it one more time and put it away for the winter:D:cool:
41404

41405

41406

betsy&david Harrison
10-18-2008, 07:57 PM
Someone on here just scored a one year old teak deck for 100 bucks.. NOT ME. I will take pics of it later though. It is all about connections baby!!

coz
10-18-2008, 08:11 PM
Everyone has such beautiful wood with alot of time spent getting them there :rolleyes: Just thought I'd show you what they look like when you spend time on them instead of oiling them 8p

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/teak001.jpg

Someone go make sure #1's alright this is kinda graphic :D

TX.X-30 fan
10-18-2008, 08:12 PM
Someone on here just scored a one year old teak deck for 100 bucks.. NOT ME. I will take pics of it later though. It is all about connections baby!!





I thought you got banned. :D Will you be using a ski for entertainment purposes this evening?? 8p

TX.X-30 fan
10-18-2008, 08:14 PM
I do oil my wood on occasion.

coz
10-18-2008, 08:15 PM
I do oil my wood on occasion.

DIY don't count dude :D

betsy&david Harrison
10-18-2008, 08:35 PM
I thought you got banned. :D Will you be using a ski for entertainment purposes this evening?? 8p

oh yes, and pictures to go along with it :D

I won't get banned.. I have connections :D

brianpt
10-18-2008, 11:02 PM
it get.s abused a little sanding a little oil back like new again

TMCNo1
10-19-2008, 12:28 AM
oh yes, and pictures to go along with it :D

I won't get banned.. I have connections :D


You must know AK47footr!:rolleyes::D

betsy&david Harrison
10-19-2008, 08:46 PM
here is Sodar's Teak

Shane21
10-20-2008, 06:03 PM
I re-worked my teak platform last winter and it already was fading bad by the end of this summer. Did I not sand it well enough, or maybe not enough coats of starbrite, or was I maybe supposed to put a sealer on it? Anything would help. Thanks!

oldriver
10-20-2008, 06:15 PM
10 years old and needs some care as you can see.
better get going on the wax also.I will try to do better next year

41454

SkiDog
10-20-2008, 06:18 PM
I like that transom saver on that platform! Did you make that?

TMCNo1
10-20-2008, 07:13 PM
I re-worked my teak platform last winter and it already was fading bad by the end of this summer. Did I not sand it well enough, or maybe not enough coats of starbrite, or was I maybe supposed to put a sealer on it? Anything would help. Thanks!

Read the label, it is a penetrating sealer/preserver, 41455

TMCNo1
10-20-2008, 07:16 PM
I like that transom saver on that platform! Did you make that?

That's not a transom saver, it's a bench for ducks, you big dummy!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_1_220.gif

Sodar
10-25-2008, 08:26 PM
Well.... You guys were making me feel left out, so I had to go and buy a new platform so I could fit in. Here is my $100 teak... Thanks Again, Betsy & David!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=41431&stc=1&d=1224459991


Here it is today after an hour with the belt sander, random orbital and finally the router to clean up the edges. So far I have got one coat of oil and have been chasing the afternoon sun trying to get it to dry.

41577


Bottom holes have been plugged and the handles have been "customized" to allow for you to actually grab the platform with them.

41578

cbryan70
10-25-2008, 08:30 PM
What did you do to customize it?

Sodar
10-25-2008, 08:34 PM
If you look at this picture, you will notice that the handles have a block of teak covering them that only allow you to grip the platform with your finger tips. All I did was remove the teak block... more or less just a little joke.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=41431&stc=1&d=1224459991

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=41578&d=1224977144

Yellow X9
10-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Sanded, refinished and ready for spring

TMCNo1
10-25-2008, 09:23 PM
Well.... You guys were making me feel left out, so I had to go and buy a new platform so I could fit in. Here is my $100 teak... Thanks Again, Betsy & David!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=41431&stc=1&d=1224459991


Here it is today after an hour with the belt sander, random orbital and finally the router to clean up the edges. So far I have got one coat of oil and have been chasing the afternoon sun trying to get it to dry.

41577


Bottom holes have been plugged and the handles have been "customized" to allow for you to actually grab the platform with them.

41578

A $100 teak platform????? You must be kin to Monte!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_19_2.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)
BTW, it looks great!

Roonie's
10-25-2008, 09:25 PM
put a few coats of teak oil on for the winter.....

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/Roonies_2006/DSC_0087.jpg

TMCNo1
10-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Sanded, refinished and ready for spring

Looks great!

Sodar
10-25-2008, 09:26 PM
A $100 teak platform????? You must be kin to Monte!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_19_2.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)
BTW, it looks great!

Someone on Betsy's lake has is a TT member and wanted a Fiberglass platform, rather than the teak the boat was shipped with. So, the member's dealer gave him a new fiberglass platform and I bought his old teak one for $100. It is the best $100 I have spent, because I can now be a part of this thread. 8p

TMCNo1
10-25-2008, 09:28 PM
put a few coats of teak oil on for the winter.....

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/Roonies_2006/DSC_0087.jpg


All this beautiful teak! Makes me have faith again!

betsy&david Harrison
10-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Sodar!! That turned out amazing!! We are impressed. My boat will be ill come April, cough cough, you will have to bring yours up so we can test the teak and the ride :D

Sodar
10-25-2008, 10:39 PM
Sodar!! That turned out amazing!! We are impressed. My boat will be ill come April, cough cough, you will have to bring yours up so we can test the teak and the ride :D

Sounds Good! I was planning on bringing my boat home in March for some work, so it might be perfect timing!

TMCNo1
10-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Someone on Betsy's lake has is a TT member and wanted a Fiberglass platform, rather than the teak the boat was shipped with. So, the member's dealer gave him a new fiberglass platform and I bought his old teak one for $100. It is the best $100 I have spent, because I can now be a part of this thread. 8p


You've always been part of this thread and if you ever feel left out again, just mozzy on over to the TT Old Folks Home and you can play some Shuffleboard and Bingo with us, cause they give us these cute little M&M's in them ittsy bitty cups to keep us quiet so we won't be ugly to each other!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_122.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)

drbesvold1
10-27-2008, 10:19 PM
im wondering if skidog will have a better looking teak swim platform this year then harold lol

SkiDog
10-27-2008, 11:28 PM
im wondering if skidog will have a better looking teak swim platform this year then harold lol

I already do! here's proof.

Gonzo
10-28-2008, 12:24 AM
Sounds Good! I was planning on bringing my boat home in March for some work, so it might be perfect timing!

let me get this straight, so you will let a TT member hook you up with 100.00 teak, but I cant get a one tailed rooster throwin TOOB for less then 200.00? Man Thats payin it fwd....:D:rolleyes::D;)

TMCNo1
10-28-2008, 08:33 AM
I already do! here's proof.


http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_18.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_4.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_58.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_44.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined) OMG, I need to see a Shrink!

Sodar
10-28-2008, 10:39 AM
let me get this straight, so you will let a TT member hook you up with 100.00 teak, but I cant get a one tailed rooster throwin TOOB for less then 200.00? Man Thats payin it fwd....:D:D;)

You can have the Tube for $199 + shipping. PM me your address and I will have it on your door step by next weekend... less one rooster tail maker. 8p

coz
11-08-2008, 06:41 PM
http://www.wtv-zone.com/sunshine/hpd/gifs2/bored.gif
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/teak001.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/teak001-1.jpg

TX.X-30 fan
11-08-2008, 07:28 PM
Well.... You guys were making me feel left out, so I had to go and buy a new platform so I could fit in. Here is my $100 teak... Thanks Again, Betsy & David!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=41431&stc=1&d=1224459991


Here it is today after an hour with the belt sander, random orbital and finally the router to clean up the edges. So far I have got one coat of oil and have been chasing the afternoon sun trying to get it to dry.

41577


Bottom holes have been plugged and the handles have been "customized" to allow for you to actually grab the platform with them.

41578

What did you plug??? I like the handles open very nive Cam.

TMCNo1
11-08-2008, 08:10 PM
http://www.wtv-zone.com/sunshine/hpd/gifs2/bored.gif
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/teak001.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/teak001-1.jpg


Looks like Skidog could take some lessons from you!

coz
11-08-2008, 08:36 PM
Looks like Skidog could take some lessons from you!

I was bored today and found some 60 grit & 10w40 castrol :D good ta go! :headbang:

SkiDog
01-05-2009, 07:00 PM
Looks like Skidog could take some lessons from you!

Now, YOU of all people, know I don't need any teak lessons from ANYONE!;)

Sodar
01-05-2009, 07:05 PM
What did you plug??? I like the handles open very nive Cam.

I plugged the holes. Hopefully it will deter folks like yourself from humping my platform.

Thanks!

Gonzo
01-05-2009, 10:25 PM
Man o Man, dont tell me its sanding season again!

pagelk
06-14-2009, 10:57 PM
based on no.1's instructions.... smooth as a baby's bottom.

Ramhouse
06-15-2009, 01:32 AM
here's what i got....$20.00 at a garage sale and 40hrs of work later.

Kingsley X-1
06-23-2009, 10:14 PM
man i wish i would have never opened this thread up...i feel so lazy now.

h2oskifreak
06-23-2009, 10:45 PM
here's what i got....$20.00 at a garage sale and 40hrs of work later.

Score!!!!!!!!!!

Grover777
06-26-2009, 12:33 PM
Per TMC#1's sticky:

I hate to get the platform wet.....

CantRepeat
07-01-2009, 08:16 AM
After two months of use it still looks sweet! Thanks Harold.

http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat/teak.jpg

MCkid
07-12-2009, 07:38 PM
nice teak i own an 2008 x-15 but we keep it real with teak!

you could of had a MC
08-10-2009, 11:47 AM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=71&pictureid=408

DemolitionMan
09-09-2009, 09:56 PM
I have not had the chance to do the new boats deck yet.

trickskier
09-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Teaked Out.............:D


51506

DooSPX
09-09-2009, 10:33 PM
Teaked Out.............:D


51506

dear god! it looks like I would fall and best my ***!

trickskier
09-09-2009, 10:56 PM
dear god! it looks like I would fall and best my ***!

You would and I did.................8p

Shane21
09-14-2009, 01:27 PM
So do you guys redo these every year??? I've redone mine once last year, but there's no way I could get it to stay looking like these. Some look like they were done 5 minutes ago.

tlcrichardson
09-14-2009, 09:20 PM
Where do I start? I have a swim deck that looks like it has not been done for years. Just picked up the boat this fall. What is the best way to start?

JohnE
09-14-2009, 09:29 PM
Where do I start? I have a swim deck that looks like it has not been done for years. Just picked up the boat this fall. What is the best way to start?

Check this out: http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=150097&postcount=28

Brandit
09-17-2009, 03:38 AM
How did you get it too look so good?

1986mastercraftwindermerewakeboarder
10-13-2009, 04:48 PM
i have a 1986 mastercraft any ideas where I can get some teak...

TMCNo1
10-13-2009, 05:39 PM
i have a 1986 mastercraft any ideas where I can get some teak...

http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/

mark g
10-13-2009, 05:53 PM
i have a 1986 mastercraft any ideas where I can get some teak...

Try searching for Arnold laver on google not sure if they are up there (windermere) i know they have a branch in sheffield,bradford, leeds they are big on timber they will certainly be able to get you teak just be sat down when you ask for the price, if your ok with joinery you shouldnt have any problems if not look out for a joinery shop.

looked a good site that tmc pointed to just might cost a bit to ship over a platform from the states.

hkallestad
10-15-2009, 04:45 AM
I'm doing the wetsanding/teak sealer procedure now on my 89PS190 platform. Almost impossible to get a hold of starbrite in Norway now, so I'm using "Epifanes" teak sealer, seems to give a bit darker result than starbrite. I'll see in the end and post some pics.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-15-2009, 11:24 AM
Good luck. That project is sometimes more of an endurance contest in sticking to proper procedure. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

TEAL98
10-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Yeah so it looks like sh1t, I plan on breaking it down this winter and refurbishing it, but I just figured out how to upload pictures, so why the heck not:D

hkallestad
10-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Done. Couldn't get starbrite, so I used Epifanes Teak sealer. Started with rough sanding with a machine and then went all the way up to 1200 grit wetsanding( didnt find anything finer than that). Pretty old platform so there are a few really deep scrathes I didnt grind away.

trickskier
10-21-2009, 05:13 PM
Looks Great!!! :D

uncleboo
10-29-2009, 03:56 AM
Teak in rough shape after a summer on the lake. Harold's 12 step process to the rescue! By the way, the last pic is of the first coat. I am officially on coat 4 right now. I will post a final after the last sanding and coat of oil is applied. My wife thinks I am crazy for spending so much time on the teak.

TEAL98
11-07-2009, 04:37 PM
Uncleboo... that looks GREAT! Even with only one coat it's a night and day difference. I'm going to have to use Harold's process for my teak this winter and re-do mine. Definately post some final pictures up when you're done!:)

TOO-TALL
03-06-2010, 06:09 PM
Get'n ready for the season...

Jesus_Freak
03-07-2010, 07:08 AM
Teak in rough shape after a summer on the lake. Harold's 12 step process to the rescue! By the way, the last pic is of the first coat. I am officially on coat 4 right now.

Looks excellent. Question: Seems like Harold's method (dont have time to find it now) includes dry sanding and eventually wet sanding after coats of oil are being applied. How do you keep from mucking up the sandpaper with oil? I tried to sand mine 3 weeks after the first coat "dried", and I cannot get through but about 4 seconds of sanding before my sheet is toast. What am I missing? :o

CantRepeat
03-07-2010, 08:08 AM
Looks excellent. Question: Seems like Harold's method (dont have time to find it now) includes dry sanding and eventually wet sanding after coats of oil are being applied. How do you keep from mucking up the sandpaper with oil? I tried to sand mine 3 weeks after the first coat "dried", and I cannot get through but about 4 seconds of sanding before my sheet is toast. What am I missing? :o

You have to let it dry, completely. Leave it out in the hot sun for a few hours in 80 degree weather will normally do it.

Then I wet sanded it with warm tap water. You need to keep dunking the sand paper into the bucket of water. I followed Harold's guide to the letter and got this as my result.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=43

And my thread about doing the work on the platform.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=28941

Thanks again Harold.

JohnE
03-07-2010, 08:27 AM
Looks excellent. Question: Seems like Harold's method (dont have time to find it now) includes dry sanding and eventually wet sanding after coats of oil are being applied. How do you keep from mucking up the sandpaper with oil? I tried to sand mine 3 weeks after the first coat "dried", and I cannot get through but about 4 seconds of sanding before my sheet is toast. What am I missing? :o

Are you using star brite teak oil/ sealer? If that is gumming up then you put it on too thick. If you are using something else, it likely can't be finished with the same method.

TMCNo1
03-07-2010, 08:46 AM
Looks excellent. Question: Seems like Harold's method (dont have time to find it now) includes dry sanding and eventually wet sanding after coats of oil are being applied. How do you keep from mucking up the sandpaper with oil? I tried to sand mine 3 weeks after the first coat "dried", and I cannot get through but about 4 seconds of sanding before my sheet is toast. What am I missing? :o

Having the sandpaper gumming up is a result of one of two things, one the oil is not dry enough and/or you need to wet sand using soapy water to allow the liquid to keep the sanding debris washed out of the sandpaper. The dry sanding should only be performed when the wood is dry and has not had any oil applied to it to be able to sand away the fuzzy raised fibers of the wood after the wood has dried and make it the last step other than taking a tac rag to it to remove the dust just before the first coat of oil is applied.

bbymgr
03-07-2010, 09:20 AM
I had the same problem the first time a did #1's program. I bought a Wet Wedge to keep the paper fully wet and keep it from gumming up. Never had problems after that.

http://wetwedge.com/evanhorvath.htm

thatsmrmastercraft
03-07-2010, 09:24 AM
I had the same problem the first time a did #1's program. I bought a Wet Wedge to keep the paper fully wet and keep it from gumming up. Never had problems after that.

http://wetwedge.com/evanhorvath.htm

Great product - I have never seen one of these before. I will definitely be ordering! :cool:

JohnE
03-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Damn, 50 and sunny here today. Y'all gonna shame me into putting a coat on the platform today.

CantRepeat
03-07-2010, 10:59 AM
Damn, 50 and sunny here today. Y'all gonna shame me into putting a coat on the platform today.

36 wiht rain forcasted for the week.

Skipper
03-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Looks excellent. Question: Seems like Harold's method (dont have time to find it now) includes dry sanding and eventually wet sanding after coats of oil are being applied. How do you keep from mucking up the sandpaper with oil? I tried to sand mine 3 weeks after the first coat "dried", and I cannot get through but about 4 seconds of sanding before my sheet is toast. What am I missing? :o

Use very thin coats of oil and plenty of water for lubrication. It is an exercise in repetition.
It does need to be 65f at a minimum.

You can make sure that the oil is dry enough and that you are using enough water by conducting a simple test. First, determnine the coefficient of friction of the sand paper across dry, oil free teak by calculating the amount of force required to pull the sanding block across a preset distance. Then, carefully spray water on the surface of the oil free teak and repeat the test. Now, apply oil in a sealed room at 80f with .05% humidity and let it dry for two months. Then, calculate the coefficient of friction without using water. Next divide the coefficient of friction of the sand paper across the dry teak oil by that of teak with no oil multiplied by 3.14 multiplied by the coefficient of friction when using water on teak without oil. If the result is within .0631% then the oil is dry enough and you are using enough water. Simple, really.;)

trickskier
03-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Looking good Too-Tall!

JJMorris3
03-07-2010, 11:49 AM
I am surprised and excited about the results of oiling. Thanks for the advice Team Talk!

Jesus_Freak
03-08-2010, 02:03 PM
You can make sure that the oil is dry enough and that you are using enough water by conducting a simple test. First, determnine the coefficient of friction of the sand paper across dry, oil free teak by calculating the amount of force required to pull the sanding block across a preset distance. Then, carefully spray water on the surface of the oil free teak and repeat the test. Now, apply oil in a sealed room at 80f with .05% humidity and let it dry for two months. Then, calculate the coefficient of friction without using water. Next divide the coefficient of friction of the sand paper across the dry teak oil by that of teak with no oil multiplied by 3.14 multiplied by the coefficient of friction when using water on teak without oil. If the result is within .0631% then the oil is dry enough and you are using enough water. Simple, really.;)

What else did you think I was doing? Actually, you left out a few constants and a partial derivative, but I know what you mean. :D

Seriously, thank you all for the clarifications. I need to revise my methods...

Skipper
03-08-2010, 02:14 PM
I got you brother....8p

I used this technique on my teak. Ran into the same problem. Once you wipe or brush on the teak oil, wipe off the excess after about 15 minutes. It doesn't all get absorbed by the wood. Then it will dry faster. You really need a lot of water. Keep it wet while you sand. Very time consuming. Takes a bunch of applications.

kiteklan
03-13-2010, 07:55 AM
I am sending these photos because most of yours platforms are in great shape so do not be so picky ,look at mine and be happy :D

Mine was in terrible shape and best I could get out of this was the last picture.
I think salt water do not treat the teak nice as fresh water.
I am planning to reconstruct the same style platform with new teak this summer.
What I am curies about if should i repeat the same model with grills or make as the platform as new models thicker and less grills?

H20skeefreek
03-13-2010, 08:28 AM
Mine is pretty rough looking. I'm thinking about planing mine about 1/6th or and 1/8th thinner and starting over with fresh wood. It looks like someone tried to route the grooves in between the planks out and they aren't straight anymore. I was thinking about doing this and epoxy sealing it.file:///C:/Users/THESHA%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png

coz
03-13-2010, 08:48 AM
I am sending these photos because most of yours platforms are in great shape so do not be so picky ,look at mine and be happy :D

Mine was in terrible shape and best I could get out of this was the last picture.
I think salt water do not treat the teak nice as fresh water.
I am planning to reconstruct the same style platform with new teak this summer.
What I am curies about if should i repeat the same model with grills or make as the platform as new models thicker and less grills?

Honestly?.....there's other things that need addressing on that boat :eek:

Covi
03-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Coz, Those are old pics of kiteklans boat. This winter he completed a total make over. I looks great now and out fitted with Diesel engine. I see if I can find his posts. High in the 70's today in AZ?

coz
03-13-2010, 09:18 AM
Coz, Those are old pics of kiteklans boat. This winter he completed a total make over. I looks great now and out fitted with Diesel engine. I see if I can find his posts. High in the 70's today in AZ?

Oh good.....that's not a very good thing to wake up to :D yeah, it's starting to get back to normal out here and warming up, thank god!

Sodar
03-13-2010, 11:00 AM
Salt actually stains and preserves teak. Most sportfishers go "blonde" with there teak and sand down to bare wood, brush saltwater on the decks and then let them bake in the sun. The sun bleaches the teak out and then if they are really ambitious, they will apply a coat of teak oil. Nobody in the salt does a TMC job on there teak. It would get torn up in .01 seconds and is slippery than hell when trying to fish or move around on a moving boat.

hkallestad
03-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Kiteklan, as long as the teak is not cracked and broken it's possible to make it look really nice if you go with the teak sealer and wetsanding procedure described on the forum.

kiteklan
03-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Kiteklan, as long as the teak is not cracked and broken it's possible to make it look really nice if you go with the teak sealer and wetsanding procedure described on the forum.

I had used about half litre teak oil and made a day long sand paper.It has lots of cracks.
I will take it to a professional next time.

Brandit
03-15-2010, 02:34 AM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=56357&stc=1&d=1268631063

learjet2230
03-25-2010, 04:53 PM
Not bad for for 22+ years!!!.....The teak not the dog! She's 2...all 106#'s of her!

CantRepeat
04-03-2010, 01:36 PM
After about 30 minutes of work. Thanks again Harold.

http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat/teak2010.jpg

robin
04-14-2010, 04:04 PM
reworked platform

rsmith_5568
04-28-2010, 07:40 PM
sanded, bleached, oiled 6 times

rsmith_5568
04-28-2010, 07:44 PM
swim platform cup holder made from teak to look like a swim platform

Joseph
04-29-2010, 11:37 PM
anyone want to comment on the difference between the starbrite premium teak oil, teak oil and teak sealer? They are all 3 products offered by starbrite. The "sealer" says its a 1 coat once per year deal. And how do you explain the time it takes to make your teak look good to your wife? Mine thinks I'm crazy and I'm just on the 400 grit layer.

americanskierJim
04-30-2010, 08:05 AM
here is my teak fresh coat of teak oil on it lastnight. Beafore and after pics

CantRepeat
04-30-2010, 08:08 AM
anyone want to comment on the difference between the starbrite premium teak oil, teak oil and teak sealer? They are all 3 products offered by starbrite. The "sealer" says its a 1 coat once per year deal. And how do you explain the time it takes to make your teak look good to your wife? Mine thinks I'm crazy and I'm just on the 400 grit layer.


I use this, as I believe most people here do as well.

http://images.shipstore.com/ss/images/sta/sta81600.jpg

americanskierJim
04-30-2010, 08:23 AM
I used this to do mine with. It is for marine teak and only $10.00 a pint at HD.

psychobilly
05-18-2010, 06:31 PM
I did a lil reading on here and did a quicky to ours for this summer but I plan on doing a better job over the winter. Looks great I IMHO

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Oh and I wasn't sure exactly which "Teak" forum to post it in as there are soooooo many.....:rolleyes:

Joseph
05-18-2010, 11:25 PM
Finally finished. My wife caught me putting a layer of wax on after all the coats of oil and blurted out, "You have to be kidding." I think I am going to bring the platform indoors and hang it on a wall-lol. I did learn a valuable lesson, don't ski without a ladder or platform in a drysuitsuit-I had to get dragged to shore to get back in the boat.
thanks for the teak refinishing input. used the instructions all the way to the 2000 grit. Used the Watco oil for 2 coats in between cuz I ran out of Starbrite until I got some more. Anyway. Hope it lasts. :)

bbrr22
08-04-2010, 10:31 AM
just finished the transom saver on my '09 x2 only cost me $25.

TLR67
08-04-2010, 10:37 AM
Watco here as well.. Does a great Job and holds up too..

Jeff d
08-04-2010, 02:57 PM
I foolishly started this process mid season not knowing it would take this long. Spent hours sanding earlier in the week and just got my 2nd coat of oil on last night. It takes forever to dry here in South Louisiana in the summer with the humidity. I haven't wanted to leave it out in the sun while at work either because it could rain at any time.

Have a family boat outing planned for Saturday and really can't do without the platform. I can probably get one more coat on there with a day or two to dry before then but how much am I setting myself back by wetting the platform?

Obviously it will need to dry out but it seems like I could just pick back up where I left off next week.

phil&sean
08-13-2010, 12:46 AM
New to the site. Just bought a 1984 stars and stripes. My son and I are going to bring it back. Our first project is the teak swim platform. One of the slats cracked. I am looking for thoughts on getting a new teak platform. I guess I could refurbish the one it came with but it is less than terrific. Appreciate thoughts on this.
TIA Phil

hosofpayne
08-13-2010, 01:55 AM
good luck phill i purchased a 82 s&s that sat for ten years. This site is awesome. Great info motor is apart boat in pieces lots of work but fun.

phil&sean
08-13-2010, 09:19 AM
We are excited. I read the posts on the site and decided to register. I am ready to use it for now and refurbish it in the fall. I need some teak to start with to replace the one slat that broke before I bought the boat for sure but I think I really want to redo the whole platform.

DooSPX
08-13-2010, 04:11 PM
good luck Phil&Sean....
post pics for all to see!

1985 Skiier
08-14-2010, 11:31 AM
http://C:\Documents and Settings\bjoiner\My Documents\My Pictures\Tahoe Vacatation 8.2010\2009_01_01

1985 Skiier
08-24-2010, 09:22 PM
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/DSCN0118.jpg

1985 Skiier
08-24-2010, 09:30 PM
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/DSCN0125.jpg



One More, this is a new to us 85 after the detail and a teak job

lovin it, still sore

DooSPX
08-27-2010, 09:41 AM
WOW! Beautiful 85 Skiier!

jipster43
09-03-2010, 02:23 AM
Here's a before and after of my teak. I couldn't find ANY sandpaper in the 400 grit and had to use a 3M product that was kind of like a very thin sponge. It was supposed to be 400 grit, but the 600 grit did way more to clean up things. I think it would have turned out a lot better if I could have used the proper product during the 400 grit stage. The last three stages of sanding were done with steel wool - again I couldn't find any 1000 grit, 1200 grit sandpaper in Bozeman.

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu45/jipster43/DSCN4688.jpg
JP :)

jipster43
09-03-2010, 02:24 AM
http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu45/jipster43/DSCN4718.jpg

JP :)

jipster43
09-03-2010, 02:26 AM
Here it is on the boat!

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu45/jipster43/DSCN4733.jpg

JP :)

Bert
09-03-2010, 02:44 AM
I used this to do mine with. It is for marine teak and only $10.00 a pint at HD.
Best stuff. What I use.

DooSPX
09-03-2010, 12:54 PM
I use the Watco too. Its good stuff

ProStar190 Downunder
09-16-2010, 06:36 AM
Hi guys,

First post after very recently becoming a Mastercraft owner - 1993 PS 190 - and have decided the first task is to restore the teak. With some good advice from a friend who was a fine furniture maker / restorer in a past life I am hopeful of a good result. Will post some after picks once finished (hopefully in time for the upcoming summer!!!)

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ProStar190 Downunder
10-28-2010, 03:30 AM
Finished! A blast with a hot water pressure cleaner and 3 coats of Wattyl Estapol 7008. Pretty happy with the result for what adds up to about 5 hours of work.

ProStar190 Downunder
11-10-2010, 08:18 PM
And on the boat. Has certainly provided the inspiration to continue the work and bring the rest of the boat to the same standard... but that is for next winter, Summer is here. So for now, a quick going over of the engine (change fluids, filters, water pump etc), have the prop balanced, install a perfect pass and boom bar and it's ready to enjoy!!

I'm interested in finding out the history of the boat which has still has the US rego ID on it and a couple of stickers that might help ID it, so will post these in an appropriate thread and see if anyone out there knows the boat.

mallees
12-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Hi Prostar190Downunder, Although your teak looks great at the moment, I would be a bit worried that it will crack and peel after exposure to water. I am not in any way a paint expert, but I was told to steer away from any form of varnish on wood that will be submerged in water. Everyone on here normally uses teak oil. There is a article here somewhere by TMC01 that explains really well, the best way to look after your teak, (I just can't find it at the moment):confused:

mallees
12-02-2010, 06:31 PM
Found it, but I dont know how to upload a PDF, so I converted to Jpeg, sorry about the quality, but this technique really works.

JohnE
12-03-2010, 10:08 AM
That's a great tutorial for a show quality teak platform. But it's slippery as hell in the real world. Especailly if a drop of binding lube gets on it. When my finish wears off (and it does wear off fairly quick if you actually put a ski or board on it) I'll be looking for another product. Probably one of those real oils. Not the sealer. A guy from the factory recommended one to me a while ago. I'm gonna look it up.

Yellow X9
12-03-2010, 10:33 AM
Teak done, and ready for Spring

Kyle
12-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Here is what I did all day...

I have my platform sanded and my buddys '03 209 sanded. I had a little help with my little brown friend.

I am going to use linseed oil and mineral spirits. 80% linseed oil and 20$ spirits. This is what Tommy Nation recommends to use instead of teak oil. Tommy owns Teak World Enterprise. He makes teak platforms for Mastercraft.

Therefore I will not be using Teak Oil. I will show after pics when it gets oiled.

DooSPX
12-14-2010, 02:10 PM
look forward to seeing the results Kyle!

Kyle
01-27-2011, 11:20 PM
Results...... Finished product NOT done the way TMC#1 does his. This is Teak World Enterprises way. Talk to Tommy Nation. He works on teak every day for a living. I trust he knows what he is doing. Put away the 2000 grit,pledge, and the buffer. I use my platform for putting on skis, wakeboards, and to get into my sky ski as well as getting into the boat. I use it and abuse it, I do not put a table cloth and dishes on it with fine china. The instructions above drive me crazy.

I first sanded with the grain with 80 grit. Used a broom and dusted it off. Then mixed the linseed oil and mineral spirits.

This is 80% linseed oil and 20% mineral spirits.

I apply with a brush and let dry for about an hour. Then I wipe it off with a paper towel.

2 weeks later or when its warm enough to stand apply another coat. Wait an hour or so and wipe off again. Your teak will look brand new again and all of the nicks and scratches will be gone.

I promise you will not bust butt on the platform doing it this way. The above instructions or way will leave someone falling down and getting hurt. I am sorry oiled down teak at 2000 grit, wet sanded, pledged and polished will be like roller blading on an ice rink. Its pretty to look at but not practical.

You can get a gallon of the linseed oil and a quart of the mineral spirits for the same price as one quart of teak oil. I have been oiling mine and my buddies for now 3 years and I am still on my first gallon. This has already saved me $200 in teak oil. Total cost for the last 3 years and 2 boats is $35 ish. This is Tommy's way.

CantRepeat
01-27-2011, 11:27 PM
Results...... Finished product NOT done the way TMC#1 does his. This is Teak World Enterprises way. Talk to Tommy Nation. He works on teak every day for a living. I trust he knows what he is doing. Put away the 2000 grit,pledge, and the buffer. I use my platform for putting on skis, wakeboards, and to get into my sky ski as well as getting into the boat. I use it and abuse it, I do not put a table cloth and dishes on it with fine china. The instructions above drive me crazy.

I first sanded with the grain with 80 grit. Used a broom and dusted it off. Then mixed the linseed oil and mineral spirits.

This is 80% linseed oil and 20% mineral spirits.

I apply with a brush and let dry for about an hour. Then I wipe it off with a paper towel.

2 weeks later or when its warm enough to stand apply another coat. Wait an hour or so and wipe off again. Your teak will look brand new again and all of the nicks and scratches will be gone.

I promise you will not bust butt on the platform doing it this way. The above instructions or way will leave someone falling down and getting hurt. I am sorry oiled down teak at 2000 grit, wet sanded, pledged and polished will be like roller blading on an ice rink. Its pretty to look at but not practical.

You can get a gallon of the linseed oil and a quart of the mineral spirits for the same price as one quart of teak oil. I have been oiling mine and my buddies for now 3 years and I am still on my first gallon. This has already saved me $200 in teak oil. Total cost for the last 3 years and 2 boats is $35 ish. This is Tommy's way.

Looks like crap. tbh

Kyle
01-27-2011, 11:42 PM
Looks like crap. tbh

There is always someone who worships Harold and his 80 hour way. If any one uses a platform in the way it is inteded to be used, they would be sanding, oiling, wet sanding, buffing, pledging, and putting what ever special juice all over it and not be skiing. I bet if you had an hour meter clocking the time it took to OCD over a piece of teak vs an hour meter on the boat, the boat would be lower. Then you could have a shiny platform and no skiing skills and you could be "THAT GUY" who tells every one dont step on the teak and make it an unpleasant lake trip for everyone.

CantRepeat
01-28-2011, 07:48 AM
There is always someone who worships Harold and his 80 hour way. If any one uses a platform in the way it is inteded to be used, they would be sanding, oiling, wet sanding, buffing, pledging, and putting what ever special juice all over it and not be skiing. I bet if you had an hour meter clocking the time it took to OCD over a piece of teak vs an hour meter on the boat, the boat would be lower. Then you could have a shiny platform and no skiing skills and you could be "THAT GUY" who tells every one dont step on the teak and make it an unpleasant lake trip for everyone.

Well I was yanking your chain to be honest.


The platform looks great.

I run 38 off all day long behind an electric boat!

JohnE
01-28-2011, 10:34 AM
There is always someone who worships Harold and his 80 hour way. If any one uses a platform in the way it is inteded to be used, they would be sanding, oiling, wet sanding, buffing, pledging, and putting what ever special juice all over it and not be skiing. I bet if you had an hour meter clocking the time it took to OCD over a piece of teak vs an hour meter on the boat, the boat would be lower. Then you could have a shiny platform and no skiing skills and you could be "THAT GUY" who tells every one dont step on the teak and make it an unpleasant lake trip for everyone.

You are dead on correct. I admit that I followed Harold's method. Mostly because it was winter in New England and there wasn't anything else to do to the boat. I brought the platform into the basement and did a bunch of thin coats. And then I went to NC for the reunion and Lee from MCOC hit the deck hard walking across the boats tied up to the dock. Both feet up and flat on his back. Fortunately he wasn't hurt and was still recovering from shoulder surgery. Didn't even lose the cell phone he was talking on. It's slippery as hell. Then I was fortunate that Harold took me for a ski behind his '89. But I wasn't allowed to use his platform to put my ski on. Had to use my own. Last time a ski was used on that platform was when the first Geroge Bush was in office, by his own admittance. And lastly, actually using the platform for skis and boards will most definitely scratch it quickly and wear off the finish. I've said before that I was looking for something different for the teak. I'll try Tommy's method next time.