View Full Version : glue for teak platform

03-01-2009, 12:44 AM
I did a brain dead move today. It was real windy, blowing towards the dock causing some real problems for me and I wound up hitting the teak swim step on the dock while turning away. It knocked a wood chip off about the size of a silver dollar where the side of the step hit steel pole.

I recovered the chip and should be able to use wood glue and a clamp to stick it back on. Any idea what kind of glue would work best and that would stay put in the wet environment? Standard yellow wood glue holds well, but I assume would work loose with the water.

03-01-2009, 04:31 AM
I have used Gorilla Glue before with good results. However I was not reattaching a chip.

03-01-2009, 08:45 AM
If a sufficient glue doesn't work, you may want to consider just replacing that particular piece with a new piece of teak from http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/ in the end.

03-01-2009, 08:52 AM
Try this before you go buy a new piece of teak, it's waterproof.


03-01-2009, 09:20 AM
I have used both the titebond and the gorilla glues and they both work great. The main difference is the gorilla expands quite a bit where the titebond doesn't. Due to this the gorilla glue might seep out of the seems and show a discoloration. I'd would try the titebond first.

03-01-2009, 10:19 AM
Duct Tape has always worked for me.

east tx skier
03-01-2009, 11:21 AM
I've attached plugs with epoxy with good results. Teak is oily. Make sure to soak the attachment points in mineral spirits and let them dry before bonding.

03-01-2009, 11:58 AM
I used gorilla glue to put new inserts/plugs in my teak swim deck (where the mount holes had stripped out). Once that glued dried, they were permanently there. It is a great glue for this. Do remember like someone else said, it will expand.