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Kingsley X-1
11-23-2009, 08:26 PM
well guys i just used my new teak that was replaced by MC and man...that thing is not slick and looks absolutely beautiful. i know Tricky and Dog's nice shinny teaks look great although are slick as a pile of poop underneath dress shoes, therefore i would imagine that "#1" is slicker than snot. i normally just use Tilex and a strong fingernail brush with decent results. it gets gray looking out of the water but when in use looks pretty dog gone good. is there a way to keep it looking clean all the time without sanding and oiling it to death?

DemolitionMan
11-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Tricks and Dogs are slick so is mine. TMC#1's is not. Using teak oil does not make them slick. Polyurethane does make them slick.

trickskier
11-23-2009, 09:12 PM
I don't use urethane on my new platform -- made it too slick. I wet sand with 600 and then coat it with teak oil. Dog uses something else but not urethane.

Below is my old deck with urethane 53300

53299

DemolitionMan
11-23-2009, 09:17 PM
I don't use urethane on my new platform -- made it too slick. I wet sand with 600 and then coat it with teak oil. Dog uses something else but not urethane.

Below is my old deck with urethane 53300

53299

I have not seen the new one. Since you have done it.

SkiDog
11-23-2009, 11:23 PM
I use Teak Shield. Its made in Jacksonville.
www.shieldproducts.com

DemolitionMan
11-23-2009, 11:34 PM
Do you have any picks dog.

Monte
11-24-2009, 09:31 AM
Somebody has one of trickskier showing off its slickness...

TMCNo1
11-24-2009, 09:43 AM
Tricks and Dogs are slick so is mine. TMC#1's is not. Using teak oil does not make them slick. Polyurethane does make them slick.

That's right, at CSM '07, there must have been 75 people walking back and forth across ours going from boat to boat over the weekend and not one person slipped or fell.
I can't say the same for some other platforms that were there.
53313

trickskier
11-24-2009, 10:40 AM
That's right, at CSM '07, there must have been 75 people walking back and forth across ours going from boat to boat over the weekend and not one person slipped or fell.
I can't say the same for some other platforms that were there.
53313

I can still see Chris Wingo going in anchor and all off my platform................. 53314

SkiDog
11-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Do you have any picks dog.

Yea, heres one I took right after I finished her.

ORX-1
11-24-2009, 02:09 PM
I don't have a teak anymore, but when I did on my X1 it was so slick! People ate sh*t all the time!

Thrall
11-24-2009, 03:58 PM
Seeing some of these pics makes me miss having a teak deck.......then I think of all the sanding and oiling. Think i like the 'glass deck!
Mine was never slippery, but I never sanded finer than 400grit, most of the time just 200 grit, then oil. Never shiny, but kept a nice color.

Smoothie
11-24-2009, 05:23 PM
Yeah I used 120 grit and the star brite kit. Not near as shiny but not ridiculously slippery either. I like having it a bit slicker than the glass deck. Just me.