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bbymgr
07-18-2008, 07:52 AM
My lake has swans that like to climb up on my teak platform. While up there they have a tendency to "due their business". After cleaning the platform off, there is still a visible dark spots where the crap was. I followed Harold's teak process from the beginning. My question is: Will redoing the final 2000 grit sanding and oiling take care of the spots, or due I need to do something else?

ski_king
07-18-2008, 08:07 AM
Have you used the Starbrite cleaner or brightener?

I think the brightener is basically a bleach and oxalic acid mixture.

While it is usually not recommended, using a pressure washer set on a low psi can get some of this crap off, but too much psi will ruin the platform.

coz
07-18-2008, 08:20 AM
My lake has swans that like to climb up on my teak platform. While up there they have a tendency to "due their business". After cleaning the platform off, there is still a visible dark spots where the crap was. I followed Harold's teak process from the beginning. My question is: Will redoing the final 2000 grit sanding and oiling take care of the spots, or due I need to do something else?

http://www.kevinscatalog.com/images/DA1938.jpg

cbryan70
07-18-2008, 09:52 AM
redue it then get a teak sock to put on there when storing it. then they will just sh*t on the cover instead of your platform

TMCNo1
07-18-2008, 10:47 AM
Sorry, but I'm no expert on swan crap on teak, just human crap on teak!:eek3::eek::rolleyes::D

Roonie's
07-18-2008, 10:51 AM
I think it is going to take a lot of sanding to get it out. I had some on my platform and just re-did it this last week (also had bad scrapes due to accident with dock). I sanded the whole thing down with 80 grit and electric orbital sander and I really had to work at it for awhile. Then I wet sanded it too during the teaking process and it was a real pain to get out. I got it all out including the scratches and it looks like new. It took some work.

bbymgr
07-18-2008, 04:29 PM
Thanks everyone..... from what your telling me, I think I'll just wait till the end of the season to completely redo the platform.

bbymgr
07-18-2008, 04:31 PM
http://www.kevinscatalog.com/images/DA1938.jpg



"You'll shoot your eye out"

ski_king
07-18-2008, 04:38 PM
Sorry, but I'm no expert on swan crap on teak, just human crap on teak!:eek3::eek::rolleyes::D

Sounds like a story there, but I don't want to know.......

TMCNo1
07-18-2008, 04:55 PM
Sounds like a story there, but I don't want to know.......

Somehow it works for me, maybe it's spearance!
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GuitsBoy
07-18-2008, 05:11 PM
coz has the right idea. I have ducks in my pool. After 2 months of chasing them away and winging my sandles at them as hard as I could (hit em twice!) I finally got fed up and went out to buy some BBs to load up the old sniper air rifle. Woudnt you know it, I havnt seen them since?

cbfitzner
07-18-2008, 05:19 PM
Maybe collect a bunch of the swan crap and spread it over the whole platform to even out the color.

JPenland
07-18-2008, 05:48 PM
To keep ducks out of the pool buy a couple of beach balls and throw them in ducks dont like the balls moving around and wont land

Sodar
07-18-2008, 06:25 PM
Somehow it works for me, maybe it's spearance!
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Good God, Harold! Put that away! :D

TMCNo1
07-18-2008, 06:54 PM
Good God, Harold! Put that away! :D

Duck dung, holy cow, how can could any kind of poop penetrate that much dried teak oil!:rolleyes::D

wsrobert
07-18-2008, 07:59 PM
I'm from South Louisiana.....shoot 'em!!!

TMCNo1
07-18-2008, 08:06 PM
I'm from South Louisiana.....shoot 'em!!!

In NC, we just outrun them!:rolleyes: