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mikeyg
04-28-2009, 08:54 AM
Took me like 5 hours straight yesterday but got it done. Belt sander, Orbital sander, Dremel sander, Hand sanding, Blow off with air nozzle, Teak Brightner application, Rinse, Dry, and 2 coats of teak oil. i think i will give it a couple more coats today but what a difference already.

Before
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/DSC01544.jpg

After Sanding, and Sanding, and Sanding...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/001.jpg

After Teak Brightner

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/005.jpg

After 2 coats of teak oil

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/007.jpg

mikeyg
04-28-2009, 08:59 AM
does anyone sand in between coats?

#47of100TeamMC
04-28-2009, 10:12 AM
anybody who is Anybody sands in between coats.

Just kidding, but the Master of all that is Teak highly recommends it!

Nice work by the way!

jixxxer
04-28-2009, 10:17 AM
Nice job; I need to do mine but have been putting it off.

mikeyg
04-28-2009, 10:29 AM
I will sand it up with some high grit and then give it another coat of oil. Then.... Repeat maybe two more times...

This job really was a pain in the rear but very rewarding!!

No joke, I mean my back looks like a lobster from being bent over sanding all day....Ouch.

Craig
04-28-2009, 10:55 AM
I think the key is waiting awhile between coats so the oil/sealer can set up properly.

I did mine this spring and it took at least a couple of days for it to set up even with some sun and a bit of warmth. Some of the coats when it was cloudy and cold it took a week or more sitting the shed.

I didn't do a real elaborate job like No.1 or others have done but I feel pretty confident that it will stay looking decent for most of the season.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-28-2009, 10:56 AM
Nice work. Looking forward to seeing it back on the boat.

StAustin15
04-28-2009, 10:59 AM
That looks awesome!! Nice work. I'm in the middle of doing ours. Some of the boards were really dark. I sanded a lot, cleaned and brightened twice and put down a coat of oil. I'm not satisfied. After looking at yours I clearly did not sand enough.... Back to square 1 I suppose.

Thanks for the motivation.

CantRepeat
04-28-2009, 11:33 AM
The first post in this thread http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=28941 has my before and after photos. I wet sanded in between each coat from 600 to 2000 grit and let it dry each time. Then applied the teak oil and let it dry. I only work about 2 hours each weekend getting it done. The after photo doesn't do it justice! Like someone said, it looks better then a fine piece of furniture.

It's all relative to how much work you want to put in it.

mikeyg
04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Wow that really does the trick! i only sanded up to 180 grit. maybe i need to get some finer paper so i can really make it shine like yours...

mikeyg
04-28-2009, 03:01 PM
I didn't think i could get it to shine like that. I thought that using the oil would only give it a flat kinda satin type of sheen. i guess mine could use a little more work since I came this far already..

Shane21
04-28-2009, 03:09 PM
How long does that shine normally last? I did mine last year and now it looks it could go with a few more coats. I keep thinking maybe there should be some type of sealer to protect it. Or did I just not put enough coats. I believe I had about 3 coats applied.

mikeyg
04-28-2009, 04:10 PM
i was under the impression that oiling was an annual thing. or even a couple of times throughout the season to stay on top of it and keep it fresh. Whenever mine frst starts to weather i will try a light sanding with some high grit and add a coat or two of oil. Complete overhaul is the pits.

CantRepeat
04-28-2009, 05:43 PM
I have 7 coats of oil/sealer on it and sanded in between each of them with finer wet paper each time. I'm not sure how long it last but I am told that it will last the entire season and then just a 2000 grit rub down and one coat a winter will do.

mikeyg
04-28-2009, 05:48 PM
Time shall tell.

TMCNo1
04-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Time shall tell.

Time has told, 20 year old finish, never been stripped, just refreshed every year, wet sand w/2000, 2 thin coats on, let dry, wet sand w/2000, 2 thin coats on, let dry, done.
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CantRepeat
04-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Time has told, 20 year old finish, never been stripped, just refreshed every year, wet sand w/2000, 2 thin coats on, let dry, wet sand w/2000, 2 thin coats on, let dry, done.
46664

NICE!

btw: here is a link to Harold's ways of the teak. http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=150097&postcount=28

The only thing I did that is not in that guide was to use a palm sander to get the really rough stuff out of the way. I figure you are good to start at the 600 git level. You can always stop at some point in the process if you get to a point that you like. Nothing says you have to do it all, other then Harold. :D

The reason I did the entire guide was the thought of never seeing the before photo again. I just want to do a light sanding and reoil it at the end of the year.

TX.X-30 fan
04-28-2009, 10:09 PM
That platform reminds me of when I was a kid and dad took us to the petrified Forrest. :D

PapaJoe
04-29-2009, 12:35 AM
Here's mine from a few years ago...........

Man I miss my boat!!!!


http://http://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view.sfly?fid=14718ecf7d2a6fd3cf4ab00f16ca9e1e

Crap... How do you post a picture agian?????

Gamble
04-29-2009, 01:11 AM
TMC, I'm sure you've been told by others, but I am impressed with your teak job, and even more impressed with the nice pic above!! Does it have that shiny look all the time, or is that pic right after you applied the oil?

TMCNo1
04-29-2009, 01:45 AM
TMC, I'm sure you've been told by others, but I am impressed with your teak job, and even more impressed with the nice pic above!! Does it have that shiny look all the time, or is that pic right after you applied the oil?

It looks like that all the time and it had been refreshed the year before.

ProStar200
04-29-2009, 02:36 AM
Harold, I as well as everyone else here, is always amazed at your platform. We could all only wish ours would look as good as yours year after year. Thanks for all the advice and tutorials on how to make your Teak look like a fine and rich piece of furniture.

mikeyg
04-29-2009, 09:29 AM
just read harold's guide to teak beautification! Sounds like a man that knows what he's talking about. I think i will follow this guide. I will post updated pictures along the way. Thanks

MMCCAR12
04-29-2009, 10:12 AM
Some one please do me too, I mean mine.

damaged442
04-29-2009, 10:20 AM
These threads make me feel unworthy, as Tristars have no teak. :cry: Someday, hopefully I will get to own another MC where I will be able to care for my teak and be able to continually strive for the level of excellence that Harold can bring, so you too can burn your retinas looking at the glare coming off a platform on the computer screen. :D :cool:

mikeyg
04-30-2009, 11:51 AM
anyone recommend a certain type of furniture polish/wax to use on this ?

CantRepeat
04-30-2009, 12:57 PM
anyone recommend a certain type of furniture polish/wax to use on this ?

I've not done any waxing to the platform but I wouldn't rule it out if someone had a good news story to tell about it.

CantRepeat
04-30-2009, 01:07 PM
Wow that really does the trick! i only sanded up to 180 grit. maybe i need to get some finer paper so i can really make it shine like yours...


Just a little more info. Like you I never new that a platform could shine at all. I figured clean was really good. Harold set me straight about the shine part.

The other thing I think I see is you are using the "premium oil". I read a few post about the premium not being the one of choice. Harold and others said to stick with the normal oil/sealer. I presonally don't know how the premium performs so I just took the advise of the pros on this site.

brucemac
04-30-2009, 01:36 PM
the premium won't give you the darker look like the white bottle. i used the premium last year and you won't get past golden with it.

mikeyg
04-30-2009, 01:41 PM
dang, i didn't know that there was a choice... i will have to look or some of the other kind.

CantRepeat
04-30-2009, 02:11 PM
The Teak Oil Penetrating Sealer-Preserver should be available at the same place you purchase the kit from. I would stick to the Star brite brand. There are just too many people here that use it without complaint.

TMCNo1
04-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Just a little more info. Like you I never new that a platform could shine at all. I figured clean was really good. Harold set me straight about the shine part.

The other thing I think I see is you are using the "premium oil". I read a few post about the premium not being the one of choice. Harold and others said to stick with the normal oil/sealer. I presonally don't know how the premium performs so I just took the advise of the pros on this site.

The regular will gloss better the finer you sand and the thinner you apply it as it dries, but the "Premium" will produce a slight haze that the regular white bottle won't.

Chicago190
04-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Took me like 5 hours straight yesterday but got it done. Belt sander, Orbital sander, Dremel sander, Hand sanding, Blow off with air nozzle, Teak Brightner application, Rinse, Dry, and 2 coats of teak oil. i think i will give it a couple more coats today but what a difference already.


How did the Dremel work for getting in between the slats? My teak is in about the same shape as yours and I think the Dremel is a great idea for the first rough sanding.

mikeyg
05-01-2009, 03:41 PM
i used the dremel multi max and it work awesome. its not the dremel that we all know that spins. its the new one that oscilates like that saw the doctor uses to cut off casts.

M-Funf
05-01-2009, 04:20 PM
i used the dremel multi max and it work awesome. its not the dremel that we all know that spins. its the new one that oscilates like that saw the doctor uses to cut off casts.

I didn't know that Dremel made one. I was looking at the Fein version, but it's expensive! I put on my cheapskate (UMP) hat and this is a much better price...

Chicago190
05-01-2009, 04:35 PM
i used the dremel multi max and it work awesome. its not the dremel that we all know that spins. its the new one that oscilates like that saw the doctor uses to cut off casts.

Do you think a regular Dremel will work? My only concern would be controlling it so that I don't end up taking off too much wood in spots.

mikeyg
05-01-2009, 05:54 PM
I didn't know that Dremel made one. I was looking at the Fein version, but it's expensive! I put on my cheapskate (UMP) hat and this is a much better price...


Same thing as the Fein. we used to use the Feins until dremel came out with the cheap version. works just about as good.
not sure on using the regular dremel. i would try. anything is better than using your hands.

MariStar-Man
08-17-2009, 11:32 AM
I didn't know that Dremel made one. I was looking at the Fein version, but it's expensive! I put on my cheapskate (UMP) hat and this is a much better price...

I remember a M-Funf on the BMW M5 board. Is that you? This is my old M5

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x203/DocHoliday1964/45205025.jpg

By the way, I'm going to start my Teak project as well. I need to read more but was just curious, when you guys say to wet sand do you actually get the sand paper wet?... I know I'm a Newb

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x203/DocHoliday1964/1999%20Maristar/teak/DSC01117.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x203/DocHoliday1964/1999%20Maristar/teak/DSC01119.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x203/DocHoliday1964/1999%20Maristar/teak/DSC01122.jpg

CantRepeat
08-17-2009, 11:55 AM
I had 5 gallon bucket of warm water that I just kept dunking the sand paper into. So, yes, the sand papper is wet, always.

MariStar-Man
08-17-2009, 12:11 PM
I had 5 gallon bucket of warm water that I just kept dunking the sand paper into. So, yes, the sand papper is wet, always.

Wet is good...

I went to local MC dealer and they only had Amazon's. Where can i get the White bottle of Star Bright

CantRepeat
08-17-2009, 01:32 PM
Pint, quart, or gallon you cant' go wrong.

http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/Wood_Teak_Cleaners-STARBRITE_TEAK_OIL.html

I just bought a gallon.

TMCNo1
08-17-2009, 01:35 PM
Wet is good...

I went to local MC dealer and they only had Amazon's. Where can i get the White bottle of Star Bright

One of many, http://www.iboats.com/Teak_Oil/dm/cart_id.704085912--session_id.481236884--view_id.39942

TMCNo1
08-17-2009, 01:39 PM
You can always try this stuff, but I can't fill, pack or ship it till after I've drank my morning coffee!50591

MariStar-Man
08-17-2009, 02:00 PM
You can always try this stuff, but I can't fill, pack or ship it till after I've drank my morning coffee!50591




Haha, If you had a friend over you could prolly fill it together...:purplaugh:toast:

Thanks for the links. I'm going to do the 20 step wet sand and sweat method...

MariStar-Man
08-17-2009, 02:01 PM
Pint, quart, or gallon you cant' go wrong.

Thanks 92. I think a gallon would do me...:D

TMCNo1
08-17-2009, 02:06 PM
Thanks 92. I think a gallon would do me...:D

Trust me, a 32 oz bottle will last you years if you don't over apply it.

MariStar-Man
08-17-2009, 03:14 PM
Trust me, a 32 oz bottle will last you years if you don't over apply it.

that's great I just bought 2 32 oz bottles...

1 came in the kit... and the other is in case I spill the first!!