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Old 06-20-2013, 08:54 PM
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I'm doing my sanding makeover again -
Last year, partner dropped off the Star Brite 3 step -

Belt sanded it clean - coated the final teak oil on - install platform.
It looked like a joke from the start - had that urethane look - sure enough the brush used
was solid rock a week later.

The Unsanded end of platform looks as seen when removed last fall -
I'll be finding some actual Teak Oil that penetrates vs just lay on the surface and it shows.
One would think it was 5 years of varnish worn through.
6 weekends maybe max of in & out of the water.

REMOVING STAR BRITE FINISH
Beltsander process began yesterday - 36 grit plows it off decent.
30 degrees to the grain each direction - then final cuts with grain.
It blends the end joints flush nicely.

Leaving the micro cut of 36 grit in the surface to lesson slips when wet.
I'll try a micro focus close up to show what that looks like tomorrow.
Tonite was removing the rest of it - and the outer edge.



Hoping the image shows the horrible finish in close up of this section.
WATCO Teak Oil Finish
CLICK LINK FOR 1600x view
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Turned out much Better than StarBrite - with a real look and feel of Teak. Huge Thanks to GoinBoatin.

Last edited by Philscbx; 06-29-2013 at 09:22 PM.
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