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brianaw26 02-27-2006 07:53 PM

Swim platform restoration
 
Iím getting around to what needs to be done to the boat. Itís pretty hard to accomplish these things because I'm in an apartment but I try. Here are the first pictures of the platform (its gross) after I backed into a tree and after about 20 min of sanding (my arm is KILLING me). I need to buy a electric sander. I removed the damaged piece so I can replace it. Anybody have suggestions that might help me out?

http://www.shadetreevettes.com/images/Begin.jpg

http://www.shadetreevettes.com/images/2.jpg

dichdoc 02-27-2006 09:19 PM

I bought a cheapy Black and Decker Mouse sander. It has attachments that can get between the slats and fit into the grooves on mine. Search for the thread "Swim platforms can be beautiful". Detailed article on Teak platforms using 100,000 grit sand paper and Teak Sealer. His is nicer then the trim in my house! Travis

Workin' 4 Toys 02-27-2006 09:24 PM

100,000 grit??

88 PS190 02-27-2006 09:31 PM

I wouldn't go too crazy with the sander, preferably you'd try cleaning it first
so you don't over do it on the sanding and remove a ton of wood.

brianaw26 02-27-2006 09:38 PM

Im just removing the "grey wood" and going to coat it with some teak oil/sealer.

SKI*MC 02-27-2006 09:57 PM

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I would put a transom saver on it when you are done.

Cloaked 02-27-2006 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Workin' 4 Toys
100,000 grit??

Yes, that is correct. Have you never used it? :D :D

It is a very fine paper indeed... LOL... :D

I think they were called Zig-Zag in a previous life... :wavey:

6ballsisall 02-27-2006 10:07 PM

100k grit? That's gotta to be finer than a babys butt! :eek:

Sporty that back end looks awesome

uh.......... I am talking about your boat there just so you know :D

brianaw26 02-27-2006 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKI*MC
I would put a transom saver on it when you are done.

First i need a transom worth saving.... :(

88 PS190 02-27-2006 10:20 PM

Put the new board on, before you sand anymore.

That way you can make them fit together as you work, instead of doing it seperately.


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