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CC2MC
11-18-2013, 05:25 PM
I have my swim platform off and I have sanded and painted the brackets. I have now sanded the top and bottom of the platform, even removing a few boards to get between to clean and sand. It looks much better and I will now have all winter to get the oil all soaked in. I have done some hunting around for the best price on teak and so far Woodcraft at $11.99 a bd ft. I would need about 6' to fix the one cracked piece but I may just live with it for now.


Before
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s461/DoThadoo/823F5DDF-8D0B-4916-AA7A-B544EA2CA275-18631-00001B7A530E8C09_zps58649fee.jpg

After
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s461/DoThadoo/44E7524A-7884-4EEB-AD81-1DA0D472D2A0-18631-00001B7A5B25938B_zpsc3fd186b.jpg

SSMoose
11-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Give Teakworld a call. They probably can make that board for you at a reasonable price. They sent me all the parts to repair my broken boards. Good folks to deal with.

scott023
11-18-2013, 06:13 PM
That looks fantastic. I've read good things about teak world as well, looking at making a modified swim platform, they are very good to deal with.

CC2MC
11-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Give Teakworld a call. They probably can make that board for you at a reasonable price. They sent me all the parts to repair my broken boards. Good folks to deal with.

I sent them an email. Did they send it to you already cut or just the raw board?

SSMoose
11-18-2013, 07:02 PM
I sent them an email. Did they send it to you already cut or just the raw board?

I sent them photos for clarity and they sent me precut boards. The boards did require slight modification for installation but much less than I could have done with new boards. If you send photos along with measurements(I didn't, hence mods needed) I imagine you would get exact replacements.:)

Cloaked
11-18-2013, 09:59 PM
I just bought a stick of teak from Teak World last month. $73 (shipping included for a close proximity location) for the same platform. They don't do credit cards or PayPal. Billing is their M.O.

They sent me the board that did not have any radius so it came just the way I needed it. I did not use the board for this platform as I have another use for it in mind outside of the platform.

I use 75 % linseed oil / 25% mineral spirits. Teak oil is too heavy for my preference. Once a season is all I have to tend this one....trick that I have learned with my preferred mixture is to brush the oil on and leave it for an hour or so but not long enough for the excess to start drying in excess. Wipe the excess off very good and let each coat dry for 24-48 hours. Don't rely on any excess to soak in.....not the way it works for best results that I have experienced. Also pick a warmer time to do the project. Cooler temps (in the 50s) make for a long (and tacky) dry time....two coats total is all I ever use. Takes about 3/4 cup per coat for two sides.

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scott023
11-18-2013, 10:10 PM
I just bought a stick of teak from Teak World last month. $73 (shipping included for a close proximity location) for the same platform. They don't do credit cards or PayPal. Billing is their M.O.

They sent me the board that did not have any radius so it came just the way I needed it. I did not use the board for this platform as I have another use for it in mind outside of the platform.

I use 75 % linseed oil / 25% mineral spirits. Teak oil is too heavy for my preference. Once a season is all I have to tend this one....trick that I have learned with my preferred mixture is to brush the oil on and leave it for an hour or so. Wipe the excess off very good and let each coat dry for 24-48 hours. Don't rely on any excess to soak in.....not the way it works for best results that I have experienced. Also pick a warmer time to do the project. Cooler temps (in the 50s) make for a long (and tacky) dry time....

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That looks amazing. I'll have to try that in the spring.

snork
11-18-2013, 11:05 PM
what grit paper did you end with?

dt37803
11-18-2013, 11:07 PM
That looks FANTASTIC ! Will this method work on my new x2 platform when they finish building it?

CC2MC
11-18-2013, 11:32 PM
I just bought a stick of teak from Teak World last month. $73 (shipping included for a close proximity location) for the same platform. They don't do credit cards or PayPal. Billing is their M.O.

They sent me the board that did not have any radius so it came just the way I needed it. I did not use the board for this platform as I have another use for it in mind outside of the platform.

I use 75 % linseed oil / 25% mineral spirits. Teak oil is too heavy for my preference. Once a season is all I have to tend this one....trick that I have learned with my preferred mixture is to brush the oil on and leave it for an hour or so but not long enough for the excess to start drying in excess. Wipe the excess off very good and let each coat dry for 24-48 hours. Don't rely on any excess to soak in.....not the way it works for best results that I have experienced. Also pick a warmer time to do the project. Cooler temps (in the 50s) make for a long (and tacky) dry time....two coats total is all I ever use. Takes about 3/4 cup per coat for two sides.

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That is a great looking swim platform. I love the slots cut for the straps. I have seen that Linseed/Mineral spirits mixture before. I would do that this year if I did not have a whole bottle of teak oil given to me from the PO. How well does the mixture last as compared with the teak oil, bc a couple times out on the water and the teak oil is ready to be applied again.

Cloaked
11-18-2013, 11:33 PM
That looks FANTASTIC ! Will this method work on my new x2 platform when they finish building it?If it's a teak platform, yes....

Both of those platforms were new when I got them, one two years ago,and the other I picked up this summer at a good deal. I did nothing except wipe the dust off of them and treated as described. Yours should be the same or similar. I think most all of MC's boards come from Teak World (I may be wrong) but new teak is new teak.

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Cloaked
11-18-2013, 11:36 PM
That is a great looking swim platform. I love the slots cut for the straps. I have seen that Linseed/Mineral spirits mixture before. I would do that this year if I did not have a whole bottle of teak oil given to me from the PO. How well does the mixture last as compared with the teak oil, bc a couple times out on the water and the teak oil is ready to be applied again.Once a season is all I do to the board. I do use a silicone based wipe down when I get home and the board is dry but that is academic. I use the 303 product and a light wipe down to give it a nice shine. Otherwise it gets nothing other than daily use.

I cut the slots for my Boat Buckles as you noticed. Works perfectly....

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Burbon66
11-19-2013, 06:58 AM
Wow, I put some effort into restoring ours on the X-9 which I was impressed with in the end, but this puts my work to shame, well done that looks great. Excellent job.

macattack
11-20-2013, 04:45 PM
@cloaked...platform looks great! What kind of prep work, sanding, pressure washing, etc? tks, mac

cbryan70
11-20-2013, 05:29 PM
Cloaked ill send ya my platform and you can remove all the crap the PO put on it eh?

Quinten
11-21-2013, 04:11 AM
I just bought a stick of teak from Teak World last month. $73 (shipping included for a close proximity location) for the same platform. They don't do credit cards or PayPal. Billing is their M.O.

They sent me the board that did not have any radius so it came just the way I needed it. I did not use the board for this platform as I have another use for it in mind outside of the platform.

I use 75 % linseed oil / 25% mineral spirits. Teak oil is too heavy for my preference. Once a season is all I have to tend this one....trick that I have learned with my preferred mixture is to brush the oil on and leave it for an hour or so but not long enough for the excess to start drying in excess. Wipe the excess off very good and let each coat dry for 24-48 hours. Don't rely on any excess to soak in.....not the way it works for best results that I have experienced. Also pick a warmer time to do the project. Cooler temps (in the 50s) make for a long (and tacky) dry time....two coats total is all I ever use. Takes about 3/4 cup per coat for two sides.

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Is that platform slippery when it comes wet in the water?

Rockman
11-21-2013, 09:58 AM
Cloaked ill send ya my platform and you can remove all the crap the PO put on it eh?

How bad is your platform?

cbryan70
11-21-2013, 11:17 AM
How bad is your platform?

Platform is in great shape....just has some paint or something on it instead of oil. Not sure if I need to try to strip it or sand it or what. I keep trying to guilt my dad into dealing with it this winter for a winter project as the platform is still in his garage. :D

Tristar Racing
06-04-2014, 01:26 AM
I just wanted to bump this as I tried the 75% linseed 25% mineral spirits mix. All i did was pressure wash before application. The results look fantastic. I wanted to add my experience in case others were looking to try. Following Cloaked's instructions, I went this direction because I also feel teak oil is too heavy and wanted a more natural look.

brighac
06-04-2014, 09:38 AM
I just wanted to bump this as I tried the 75% linseed 25% mineral spirits mix. All i did was pressure wash before application. The results look fantastic. I wanted to add my experience in case others were looking to try. Following Cloaked's instructions, I went this direction because I also feel teak oil is too heavy and wanted a more natural look.

Very nice!

Scotty C
01-21-2015, 05:58 PM
So, I understand that there is "natural" & "boiled" linseed oil. Which one is everybody using, or does it matter? Going to work on mine this week, and the lowes in town only has boiled.

waterlogged882
01-21-2015, 07:47 PM
I prefer the boiled linseed oil. Also it is more readily available. Teak oil is a thing of the past for me after using the linseed oil and mineral spirits mix.

Just do not let it set up to dry without wiping it down thoroughly after 15-20 minutes of applying the mixture. Read that again, it makes a huge difference in the outcome and the workability of the next coat if needed.

Let it dry at least 48 hours before the second coat if needed. Read that again too. It makes a difference :cool:

Sunshine is your friend while allowing it to sit after wiping it off. No cool temps below ~ 60 - 65 deg F has been my findings for best results. your mileage may vary. Do not let oil set on the wood thinking that it will soak in. It will not. Wipe it off :D

Scotty C
01-21-2015, 08:40 PM
Awesome, thank you! Looks like I might have to wait a little while... next three days off are low 50's for the high and sunny... 30's at night. :mad:

waterlogged882
01-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Awesome, thank you! Looks like I might have to wait a little while... next three days off are low 50's for the high and sunny... 30's at night. :mad:

Be patient :)

Go to the Dollar Store and get a cheap 2 cup fluid mixing cup and use it to get the 25/75 mixture. One cup is all you'll need to do the first coat on both sides. Any old brush will do but the nicer the brush, the less brush hair that comes out (quality vs economy balance).

Make sure you wipe the underside edges as you go. That will save you drip / run marks. Don't wait on anything. Once you brush the sides, go underneath and wipe the bottom edges off. Makes for a neat job when you flip the board for the other side. Takes a few days to do this if you wait it out properly. I usually wait 24-48 hours per side per application. Typically a second coat is not needed but that will be your call.

Patience

04 Star Rider
01-22-2015, 10:03 AM
I really like the look of these platforms and am looking forward to giving this a try. Quick question though, I currently have my platform in my basement and would like to do this soon. How bad is the smell and is drying in the sunlight critical? Once the weather makes it up to 60 the boat will be in the water so now is the best time if it is a good idea to try this indoors.

curver900
01-22-2015, 01:04 PM
I really like the look of these platforms and am looking forward to giving this a try. Quick question though, I currently have my platform in my basement and would like to do this soon. How bad is the smell and is drying in the sunlight critical? Once the weather makes it up to 60 the boat will be in the water so now is the best time if it is a good idea to try this indoors.

Outside...or plan on the house being stinky... and make sure the sun is shining it will help with the absorption...

SamS&S85
01-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Just some thoughts. For those of you who have Teak oil, you could also thin that down to the 75%/25% ratio. Most often "teak oil" is Linseed oil. However, there are exceptions. If you can, look into what makes up your teak oil and you may be surprised as to what it actually is.