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phecksel
04-08-2007, 10:04 PM
Here's what I started with... RH side shows where I started sanding. Realized I have this camera that sometimes takes pretty pictures. Obviously didn't here, LOL
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10230.jpg

This is after power sanding with 60
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10232.jpg

This is after 100
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10233.jpg

I didn't take pictures after hand sanding with with 200

Here's the first coat
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10234.jpg

final product in next post

phecksel
04-08-2007, 10:06 PM
Here's the final product after 1st coat/200, 2nd coat/400, 3rd coat/600, 4th coat. Sorry TMCNo1, there's only so much work I'm going to do :)

http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10261.jpg

I'd love to show you the product on the boat, but we've had several days of COLD and snow. Desperately praying the heater doesn't quit before the temp breaks tomorrow.

teddy
04-08-2007, 10:07 PM
Vast improvement. I love the look of teak done well.

TMCNo1
04-08-2007, 10:26 PM
Beautiful job! Just that amount of work is a major improvement over what you started with, don't you think?

Just a reminder, I have never told anyone how far they HAD to go in finishing a teak platform, just that they could go as far as they want to and have shown the results of what they can achieve if they chose to do so, with time, patience and care. Thanks!

dmayer84
04-08-2007, 10:28 PM
Just what I needed to see. Gonna take the platform off this week and start sanding and then oil.

phecksel
04-08-2007, 10:39 PM
Just what I needed to see. Gonna take the platform off this week and start sanding and then oil.
teak sealer!

I learned the importance of FULLY DRY before sanding at one point...not a good idea to rush the process.

Final product is BEAUTIFUL.

phecksel
04-08-2007, 10:45 PM
Beautiful job! Just that amount of work is a major improvement over what you started with, don't you think?

Just a reminder, I have never told anyone how far they HAD to go in finishing a teak platform, just that they could go as far as they want to and have shown the results of what they can achieve if they chose to do so, with time, patience and care. Thanks!

I can be overly anal, just ask SWMBO... But didn't feel like searching for finer paper, and really happy with the product.

As soon as the F* weather breaks, I'll get some pictures of the picnic table on the roof, LOL. That got far fewer coats and mucho less TLC.

Thank you for posting the fantastic instructions!

vogelm1
04-08-2007, 11:00 PM
Nice lookin work! So how long is "completely dry" ? We talking days/weeks here? I rushed the first couple coats and ended up with little balls of sealer rolling under my sand paper (the first two coats were allowed to dry overnight - apparently not enough). My 3rd coat has been sitting in our very dry basement now for 4 days and it still seems a bit tacky...just enough you can feel it catch your skin as you rub it. Sound normal? Once the weather warms up a bit, I'll take it outside again in the sun.

shepherd
04-08-2007, 11:03 PM
Looks great! Good job.

phecksel
04-08-2007, 11:22 PM
Nice lookin work! So how long is "completely dry" ? We talking days/weeks here? I rushed the first couple coats and ended up with little balls of sealer rolling under my sand paper (the first two coats were allowed to dry overnight - apparently not enough). My 3rd coat has been sitting in our very dry basement now for 4 days and it still seems a bit tacky...just enough you can feel it catch your skin as you rub it. Sound normal? Once the weather warms up a bit, I'll take it outside again in the sun.

At 60F, it took between 1 & 2 days. Did you use the Teak Sealer? Maybe put it on too thick

Jesus_Freak
04-09-2007, 03:24 AM
Very good work, phecksel. The pictures of the products you used are a nice touch also.

EDIT: I forgot to say....I just reworked mine, and it doesnt look nearly as good as yours!

vogelm1
04-09-2007, 09:52 AM
At 60F, it took between 1 & 2 days. Did you use the Teak Sealer? Maybe put it on too thick

Yep, the famous stuff in the white bottle. I may have very well put it on too thick...used a fine-haired paint brush for first two coats. I'll let the last coat dry really good, sand, and try again. Hopefully there will be a good picture to post at the end.

TMCNo1
04-09-2007, 11:03 AM
Yep, the famous stuff in the white bottle. I may have very well put it on too thick...used a fine-haired paint brush for first two coats. I'll let the last coat dry really good, sand, and try again. Hopefully there will be a good picture to post at the end.


Once you get a couple coats down as a base and they are completely dry and sanded to knock off the roughness, apply a thin coat with the hands like lotion and they will dry in 6-8 hours in the sun, enough to sand the next day or preferably the day after. Applying thick coats over previously applied thick coats that have not thoroughly dried will soften the previous coats and make the platform gummy and it will take weeks or longer to dry, if ever.

phecksel
04-15-2007, 07:32 PM
As promised, here's the swim platform on the boat
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10346.jpg

Here's the picnic table
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10340.jpg

And just to prove it's on the roof, LOL
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10341.jpg

TMCNo1
04-15-2007, 07:56 PM
:uglyhamme :uglyhamme :uglyhamme :popcorn:

Laurel_Lake_Skier
04-15-2007, 08:13 PM
As promised, here's the swim platform on the boat
http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10346.jpg

Now get out there and wipe the water off that platform so it doesn't get all spotted up on you:D

phecksel
04-15-2007, 08:30 PM
That was rain {and frigging snow} from last night.

I may be anal about keeping the boat clean, but the day I worry about wiping down the swim platform...

Footin
04-15-2007, 09:12 PM
Looks great, glad to see you have the boat out already.

phecksel
04-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Looks great, glad to see you have the boat out already.
I have, when we had that huge warm up...followed by a block busting deep freeze :(

In all reality, the boat never leaves the water, I don't even own a trailer

zorax2
04-19-2007, 12:49 PM
Which brand teak oil and or teak products did you use?

sanjuan23
04-19-2007, 01:00 PM
StarBrite in the White Bottle "Sealer/Preserver"

TMCNo1
04-19-2007, 02:17 PM
StarBrite in the White Bottle "Sealer/Preserver"


And don't forget, it's 100 proof, suitable for framing, cures diaper rash, removes BandAid glue, catches flies and is gentle to those dishpan hands with a new and improved teak oil fragrance!:D

zorax2
04-19-2007, 02:27 PM
I already picked up a Starbrite kit. Thanks!

mitch
04-19-2007, 02:52 PM
Here's the final product after 1st coat/200, 2nd coat/400, 3rd coat/600, 4th coat. Sorry TMCNo1, there's only so much work I'm going to do :)

http://www.hecksel.com/images/tmc%20owners/DSC_10261.jpg

I'd love to show you the product on the boat, but we've had several days of COLD and snow. Desperately praying the heater doesn't quit before the temp breaks tomorrow.

Phil, Is that teak sealer or oil? Looks great. I've used teakguard for the last 2 years and the stuff is garbage. I need to get the rest of that crap off and start down the oil path, and this a great motivator. Thanks!

phecksel
04-20-2007, 12:30 PM
Starbrite Teak Oil Sealer

zorax2
04-20-2007, 01:42 PM
Starbrite Teak Oil Sealer

You've got the exact color I'm trying to achieve.

Do you know if you used the Starbrite Teak Oil Sealer "Natural Light" or "Classic Teak"?

I bought the white bottle stuff labeled #81616 Teak Oil Penetrating Sealer - Preserver. I thought I had used it on a previous platform and I ended up with a darker color. I really want to get the light golden color that you have so I won't apply that until I find out how to acheive that color.

Is "Natural Light" the same color as Starbrite's Premium Teak Oil? Is there any difference in application of the Premium Teak Oil vs. using the Tropical Sealer / Teak Oil Light? The marketing literature says it only takes one coat.

TMCNo1
04-20-2007, 01:42 PM
Starbrite Teak Oil Sealer


In the white bottle!

TMCNo1
04-20-2007, 01:46 PM
You've got the exact color I'm trying to achieve.

Do you know if you used the Starbrite Teak Oil Sealer "Natural Light" or "Classic Teak"?

I bought the white bottle stuff labeled #81616 Teak Oil Penetrating Sealer - Preserver. I thought I had used it on a previous platform and I ended up with a darker color. I really want to get the light golden color that you have so I won't apply that until I find out how to acheive that color.

Is "Natural Light" the same color as Starbrite's Premium Teak Oil? Is there any difference in application of the Premium Teak Oil vs. using the Tropical Sealer / Teak Oil Light? The marketing literature says it only takes one coat.


The original color of the teak, dictates the final color. Some of the teak is light, some medium and some dark or even a mixture of all.

zorax2
04-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Yes, that is a picture of the bottle I have - but the picture on the Starbrite box shows an almost brown teak platform which doesn't suit my taste.

Can anyone comment or show a photo of the difference between the "Natural Light" or the "Classic Teak"? I believe the white bottle stuff is the "Classic Teak". Or - does each platform tend to take on its own color?

TMCNo1
04-20-2007, 02:34 PM
Yes, that is a picture of the bottle I have - but the picture on the Starbrite box shows an almost brown teak platform which doesn't suit my taste.

Can anyone comment or show a photo of the difference between the "Natural Light" or the "Classic Teak"? I believe the white bottle stuff is the "Classic Teak". Or - does each platform tend to take on its own color?
I have never heard of the "Classic or Natural Light" Starbrite teak oil colors. Each platform is basically different depending on how/when/who assembles the with the wood purchased for use.
You may want to check out www.starbrite.com and see if they offer different color/tints of teak oils.

zorax2
04-20-2007, 02:55 PM
Yes - that's where I've been and partially the source of my confusion.

Here is the Starbrite Teak Oil (http://www.starbrite.com/prodcatalog2.cfm?ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and %20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil) page.

Here is the Premium Teak Oil (http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail.cfm?ID=1105&ProductCat=Marine&ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and%20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil) which I'm presuming is the lighter color.

http://www.starbrite.com/Prodimages/85116-TeakOil.jpg

Here is the "white bottle" Teak Oil Penetrating Finish / Sealer (http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail.cfm?ID=1051&ProductCat=Marine&ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and%20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil).

http://www.starbrite.com/Prodimages/81616.jpg

Now, to make life more interesting, here are the two other teak oil / sealers:

Tropical Teak Oil / Sealer - Natural Light (http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail.cfm?ID=1121&ProductCat=Marine&ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and%20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil)
http://www.starbrite.com/Prodimages/87916-Tropical-Teak-Oil.jpg

Tropical Teak Oil / Sealer - Classic (http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail.cfm?ID=1124&ProductCat=Marine&ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and%20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil)

http://www.starbrite.com/Prodimages/88016-Tropical-Teak-Oil.jpg

While I believe wood density and other characteristics may influence color, I think that different teak oils make work just like different stain colors. If no one has tried these different flavors of Starbrite teak oil, I may just go buy a couple types so I can actually see the difference.

TMCNo1
04-20-2007, 02:58 PM
Go for it!

phecksel
04-21-2007, 11:08 PM
http://www.starbrite.com/Prodimages/88016-Tropical-Teak-Oil.jpg


This what I used

TMCNo1
04-28-2007, 02:24 PM
You don't really believe this is Starbrite Teak Oil do you??????

keith
05-01-2007, 09:19 PM
We picked up the boat in august last year, and it was already in the water, so we left it there and used it. It goes in next weekend, so I decided to see what I can do with the teak. Its a 98 maristar, and I doubt the teak has ever been oiled.

This is what Im starting with: It pretty much looks the same wet.

http://www.wolfeboro.net/rep/teak_before.jpg

This is what I have after one whole bottle of starbrite teak cleaner and a wire brush. I wish i had a pressure washer....

http://www.wolfeboro.net/rep/teakaftercleaner.jpg

Any pointers? im searching for the teak thread now.

-keith

keith
05-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I had 4 days to do this, and really no tools, so I have started with a VERY moldy gray dirty deck that had not been oiled in maybe 6+ years.

Here is what I started with.

http://www.wolfeboro.net/rep/teak_before.jpg

This is what I had after scrubbing it with a brass brush,toothbrush and teak cleaner 4+ times, then acid washing it 3 times (with a few sandings mixed in). My marina friends told me after the fact I could have brought it to them to pressure wash it.

http://www.wolfeboro.net/rep/teak_acid.jpg

And this is what Im going to deal with unless I get really bored and want to continue at some point durring the summer. 3 sandings and 4 oilings later. I have never refinished anything, and Im sure I could have done better, but i had a schedule! Any pointers on how to make it look better?

http://www.wolfeboro.net/rep/teak_final.jpg

Z-man
05-07-2007, 08:39 AM
Here is the response from Starbrite on the differnce between the regular oil and the Premium (gold bottle).

"The Premium Teak Oil has more U V inhibitors and mildicide than the standard teak oil. Either oil may darken the wood slightly because of the color of the oils."

betsy&david Harrison
05-07-2007, 11:39 AM
You did a super job. When you do it yourself...makes you feel all the more proud of the outcome. We are dealing with a crack in ours that can't be fixed by us...not talented in that department. We called the teak place in TN and they are going to build us a new one. Just have to send them the brackets.

wsrobert
05-10-2007, 03:28 PM
I know what you guys are talking about with those old dingy platforms. I have a '91 Maristar with one. Do any of you guys have a run down of the order and amounts to put the oil, sealer, etc...??? I've never done anything like that, but it doesn't look too tough if you know the right amounts and the order in which they are applied....


Thanks...Willie

keith
05-10-2007, 10:57 PM
Is there a real howto on this site anywhere? Can someone sticky it?

1.take it to a marina and have it pressure washed. ( I skipped this step and was unaware of it until one of my marina friends informed me )
2.if its still not clean, get teak cleaner which is sodium hydroxide and scrub it with a brass brush. This can take quite some time. Get ALL the mildew off.
3. Use wood bleach and keep applying it until its basically white.


Now, if you are lazy like me, you can sand and oil repeatedly 4 or 5 times, moving to a finer sandpaper every time, and end up with an OK looking platform that is way better than the crap you started with, however after seeing this thread
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=16107
I am thinking about starting over- i want it to look like that, however my wood is so damaged- (damaged wood is my excuse for being lazy)

That guy started with a platform in much better shape.

TMCNo1
05-14-2007, 10:39 AM
Is there a real howto on this site anywhere? Can someone sticky it?

1.take it to a marina and have it pressure washed. ( I skipped this step and was unaware of it until one of my marina friends informed me )
2.if its still not clean, get teak cleaner which is sodium hydroxide and scrub it with a brass brush. This can take quite some time. Get ALL the mildew off.
3. Use wood bleach and keep applying it until its basically white.


Now, if you are lazy like me, you can sand and oil repeatedly 4 or 5 times, moving to a finer sandpaper every time, and end up with an OK looking platform that is way better than the crap you started with, however after seeing this thread
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=16107
I am thinking about starting over- i want it to look like that, however my wood is so damaged- (damaged wood is my excuse for being lazy)

That guy started with a platform in much better shape.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=150097&postcount=28
Here it is in Frequently Asked Questions,

h20_skidog
05-16-2007, 05:07 PM
Here is a BEFORE photo of my platform...
22051

h20_skidog
05-16-2007, 05:07 PM
Here is a AFTER photo of my platform...
22052

phecksel
05-17-2007, 10:46 PM
Here is a AFTER photo of my platform...
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VERY NICE!