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BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 11:42 AM
What is the recommended Teak Platform treatment of choice?
- no oil residue to come off on skis/jackets/gloves
- makes teak look brand new (prevents dried out grey look)
- apply as infrequent as possible

Here's a list of all the ones I could find:

MDR - Amazon's Teak Lustre
MDR - Blend 55 Teak Oil
MDR - Golden Teak Oil
MDR - Lite N' Easy Teak Oil

Interlux - Premium Teak Oil

Mary Kate - Nu-Teak Oil

Starbrite - Teak Oil
Starbrite - Premium Golden Teak Oil
Starbrite - Tropical Teak Oil/Sealer Classic
Starbrite- Tropical Teak Oil/Sealer Natural Light

Meguiar's - Gold Teak Oil

Sikkens - Teak Treatment

#47of100TeamMC
04-13-2006, 11:52 AM
I prefer:

StarBrite Premium Gold Teak Oil.

Been using it for quite a few seasons now. Very pleased!

1984StarsandStripes
04-13-2006, 12:07 PM
I am sure Harold will snatch this up as soon as he sees it. But just in case Starbrite in the White Bottle is what I use and Mr Teakwood himself uses. So far so good! Or you could take your teak off and send it to Harold be prepared for a half thickness platform upon it return but he is probably to busy sanding as we speak! All in fun Harold your platform Rocks :guitar: wish I had that time! Have fun teaking!

BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 12:14 PM
I am sure Harold will snatch this up as soon as he sees it. But just in case Starbrite in the White Bottle is what I use and Mr Teakwood himself uses. So far so good! Or you could take your teak off and send it to Harold be prepared for a half thickness platform upon it return but he is probably to busy sanding as we speak! All in fun Harold your platform Rocks :guitar: wish I had that time! Have fun teaking!
any pics of Harold's platform???how about steps he goes about restoring it???

more concerned with protecting my '05 teak platform to prevent from ever having to sand it and turn that UGLY grey color...

Workin' 4 Toys
04-13-2006, 12:17 PM
I prefer:

StarBrite Premium Gold Teak Oil.

Been using it for quite a few seasons now. Very pleased!
I second that.

1984StarsandStripes
04-13-2006, 01:07 PM
Eastie is that in the FAQ? http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/faq.php? and at the bottom of each page. I think it is there or do a search on teak platforms.
Here is Harold's post.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.phpt=6593&highlight=teak+platforms

any pics of Harold's platform???how about steps he goes about restoring it???

more concerned with protecting my '05 teak platform to prevent from ever having to sand it and turn that UGLY grey color...

BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 01:51 PM
Eastie is that in the FAQ? http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/faq.php? and at the bottom of each page. I think it is there or do a search on teak platforms.
Here is Harold's post.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.phpt=6593&highlight=teak+platforms
i had searched both and came up with nothing, hence my teakie post!!! :D

HdGPS190
04-13-2006, 01:53 PM
Check out:

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=150097&postcount=28

1984StarsandStripes
04-13-2006, 02:21 PM
Well those links should get you on your way!

BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 02:41 PM
Well those links should get you on your way!
got em, thanxs so much...this is great stuff!!!especially for restoring old and protecting new!!!

BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 02:52 PM
there are two different colors of teak sealer:
- classic teak (Product #88016)
Description: Unique Tropical Teak Oil formula makes teak maintenance free. The Classic Teak color is the same warm golden finish as freshly oiled teak.

- natural light (Product #87916)
Description: Unique Tropical Teak Oil formula makes teak maintenance free. The Natural Light color is the same blonde finish as freshly cleaned teak.

anyone have a picture of each of these different colors on a platform???

http://www.starbrite.com/prodcatalog2.cfm?ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and %20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil

is this what MC is using when they come from the factory???

TMCNo1
04-13-2006, 03:11 PM
Here we go again, but since I have chosen to sandblast my awful looking platform and remove all the Star Brite Teak Oil Sealer/Preserver in the White Bottle from it because it just hasn't worked for me over the last 17 years, I will be applying contact cement and covering my teak swim platform with Butcher Block Formica!

Besides, You don't have a problem until you admit you have a problem, I have to admit ,"I have a problem and I have been using", Star Brite Teak Oil Sealer/Preserver in the White Bottle. I have a severe addiction, "Baby, get out a needle of that good stuff, I need a fix, and hurry up, I starting to go through withdrawals and while you are at it, sand my back and give me a good coat on my back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 03:45 PM
give me a good coat on my back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
NICE!!! :uglyhamme

TMCNo1
04-14-2006, 01:27 PM
WaterSki Magazine, May 2006, page 94, Your honor the Defense rests it's case!

BuoyChaser
04-14-2006, 01:58 PM
WaterSki Magazine, May 2006, page 94, Your honor the Defense rests it's case!
WOW, no doubt!!!just got my issue in last couple of days...hadn't made it past page70 yet, the "Evolution of Slalom"...

pack fan
04-14-2006, 08:59 PM
I just bought a product called TeakGuard from this website:
http://www.marinestore.com/teak.html?cart=321950504837424

Here is a little description:
TeakGuard Teak Protectant
TeakGuard guards teak wood on your boat and outdoor / patio furniture. Unlike teak oil and other teak marine products or treatments, TeakGuard protects wood much longer with less care, cleaning, maintenance and refinishing. The Teak Guard treatment is not a varish or sealer, so no sanding or sealing required. No more teak cleaner needed for black teak due to mold and mildew!
TeakGuard is easier to use than teak oil, sealers or varnish
Lasts the whole season, keeps teak wood looking great with hardly any work
Much less maintenance, care and cleaning required
Perfect for teak decks, outdoor and patio furniture!

Anybody have any experience with this product?

BuoyChaser
04-14-2006, 09:05 PM
I just bought a product called TeakGuard from this website:
http://www.marinestore.com/teak.html?cart=321950504837424
sounds too good to be true!!!

pack fan
04-14-2006, 09:07 PM
sounds too good to be true!!!
I'll let you know at the end of the year if it works.

Kell
04-14-2006, 10:28 PM
I use to visit another forum which is now wakesides.com and there were quite a few folks over there that have used this product. They posted before and after pics and more pics several months later. The results were truly fantastic IMHO. You might want to see if you can find those posts.

BuoyChaser
04-27-2006, 03:31 PM
I'll let you know at the end of the year if it works.
always up for reinventing the wheel and trying something NEW!!!got any pics of before/after?!?

BuoyChaser
04-27-2006, 03:38 PM
Here we go again, but since I have chosen to sandblast my awful looking platform and remove all the Star Brite Teak Oil Sealer/Preserver in the White Bottle from it because it just hasn't worked for me over the last 17 years, I will be applying contact cement and covering my teak swim platform with Butcher Block Formica!

Besides, You don't have a problem until you admit you have a problem, I have to admit ,"I have a problem and I have been using", Star Brite Teak Oil Sealer/Preserver in the White Bottle. I have a severe addiction, "Baby, get out a needle of that good stuff, I need a fix, and hurry up, I starting to go through withdrawals and while you are at it, sand my back and give me a good coat on my back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

okay took me awhile, but this is the stuff you're talking about!!!
http://www.starbrite.com/prodcatalog2.cfm?ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and %20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil

everytime i've used it, left skim in the water from the oil and streaks on my gel coat on the '85...didn't want that to happen on the new '06...

1984StarsandStripes
04-27-2006, 03:47 PM
Congrats Harold!! That back looks great!:uglyhamme

WaterSki Magazine, May 2006, page 94, Your honor the Defense rests it's case!

1984StarsandStripes
04-27-2006, 03:53 PM
Yeah that is the stuff. I never saw skim in the water but I also took mine off and did it over the winter and it was albe to dry well. I would also recommend taking it off of the boat keeps the oil off the hull and you can clean the teak and the hull better where they meet.



okay took me awhile, but this is the stuff you're talking about!!!
http://www.starbrite.com/prodcatalog2.cfm?ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and %20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil

everytime i've used it, left skim in the water from the oil and streaks on my gel coat on the '85...didn't want that to happen on the new '06...

BuoyChaser
04-27-2006, 04:16 PM
Yeah that is the stuff. I never saw skim in the water but I also took mine off and did it over the winter and it was albe to dry well. I would also recommend taking it off of the boat keeps the oil off the hull and you can clean the teak and the hull better where they meet.
i always take my platform off, but guess i didn't always let it dry as long as it probably should have, usually only a couple days...

check out this new teak cleaning tool from Starbrite, called Magic Sponge, basically a stainless steel mesh cleaning pad...
http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail.cfm?ID=1468&ProductCat=Marine&ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and%20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Accessories

captain planet
04-27-2006, 06:20 PM
i always take my platform off, but guess i didn't always let it dry as long as it probably should have, usually only a couple days...

check out this new teak cleaning tool from Starbrite, called Magic Sponge, basically a stainless steel mesh cleaning pad...
http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail.cfm?ID=1468&ProductCat=Marine&ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and%20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Accessories
Now, will that remove the "Teak oil/sealer from Starbrite in the white bottle" from your platform? :purplaugh

skilew
04-28-2006, 12:59 AM
Yea, with enough elbow grease!

skilew
04-28-2006, 01:14 AM
WaterSki Magazine, May 2006, page 94, Your honor the Defense rests it's case!


WaterSki Magazine, May 2006, page 94, I wrote it but you only got the condensed version.

Bubba Beck

MarkP
08-19-2006, 07:18 PM
there are two different colors of teak sealer:
- classic teak (Product #88016)
Description: Unique Tropical Teak Oil formula makes teak maintenance free. The Classic Teak color is the same warm golden finish as freshly oiled teak.

- natural light (Product #87916)
Description: Unique Tropical Teak Oil formula makes teak maintenance free. The Natural Light color is the same blonde finish as freshly cleaned teak.

anyone have a picture of each of these different colors on a platform???

http://www.starbrite.com/prodcatalog2.cfm?ProductSCat=Teak%20Cleaners%20and %20Protectors&ProductSSCat=Teak%20Oil

is this what MC is using when they come from the factory???
Buoy chaser,
I just today used the Natural light on the platform for my 93. I guess by now you used something too. What did you use? This is a shot of one coat sponge brushed on and a little while later I wiped over it with a dry cloth.

DooSPX
08-19-2006, 11:20 PM
MarkP, can you PM some details about that platform. who made it? how much? my teak is too far gone to be fixed to perfection. I would like to have one made but with a newer style like that.
have any other pics?

thanks

DooSPX
08-19-2006, 11:20 PM
dang, TT messed up.... posted 10 times????