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Old 04-08-2011, 02:24 PM
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yeah thats what i would worry about. i dont think i am going to do it i just thought it COULD turn out good. but yes i would not want to replace teak.
It could definitely look cool.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:38 PM
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Here is the 2nd coat.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:40 PM
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3rd and I think final coat. Does anyone think there is any utility in more than 3 coats?
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:54 PM
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3rd and I think final coat. Does anyone think there is any utility in more than 3 coats?
I dunno, I usually run out of ambition after 2-3 coats!
In my experience with the 50hrs a year I put on my 190, 2-3 coats with some light sanding up front and it seemed like I touch it up with a quick coat another couple times throughout the summer to keep it looking nice.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:11 PM
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My before and after. 1999 Mastercraft Maristar 230VRS.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:20 PM
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It could definitely look cool.


oh nice! yeah that could come out looking really good on the teak deck. something to look into.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:02 AM
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Agree - Starbrite Kit is the way to go...

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Starbrite makes a 3 step kit that works well. Cleaner, brightener and then teak oil. DO NOT try and waterproof the wood with a verethane. Teak oil is what it was made for.
I started to use the starbrite kit to strip the swim platform on my 93S&S but the OE stain was still pretty thick. The only issue there was that it was...well stained dark and not teak which shows every little ding. So it was looking pretty scratched and scared.

I resulted to timestakingly (an hour here and there on and off for a month) sanding the finish off with 120 grit on an 8krpm finishing sander and re-oiled it using the Starbrite oil (step-3).

I did not however take the finish out of every nook and cranny. I was kindof going for a striped tigerwood look. I am happy with the result indeed, though I am sure some with disagree with me, but it is getting positive reviews from the fam.

I got the SB kit from either Skidim or Overtons (get the larger size) for about ~$30-40 if I recall correctly.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:20 AM
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I have a wild hair today. I will completely dissassemble my whole boat cleaning it so that I could eat out of the bildge. Then reassemble boat. Finally I will OCD over my teak platform so that when I come to csm I can woop everyones butt on how clean my boat is. By the way no shoes, tanning lotion, pets, coolers, food or drink, or any people allowed in the boat. I will bring a pop up portable garage so that it can stay covered 24-7 and no I will not put the boat in the lake. I bought this boat you see to win best in show every year. Please remember when you see my boat "Please Don't Touch" and no kids allowed anywhere near it. It is a fragile piece of Mastercraft art that actually will be pulled inside an 18 wheeler box trailer so it will stay out of the wind. I can't wait for my 2011 best in show award. This will be my 18th straight award in a row. By the way I have sanded and oiled my platform all winter long and have about 5 straight months of molesting my teak platform. Can't wait to see you guys there......

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Old 04-16-2011, 10:38 AM
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I have a wild hair today. I will completely dissassemble my whole boat cleaning it so that I could eat out of the bildge. Then reassemble boat. Finally I will OCD over my teak platform so that when I come to csm I can woop everyones butt on how clean my boat is. By the way no shoes, tanning lotion, pets, coolers, food or drink, or any people allowed in the boat. I will bring a pop up portable garage so that it can stay covered 24-7 and no I will not put the boat in the lake. I bought this boat you see to win best in show every year. Please remember when you see my boat "Please Don't Touch" and no kids allowed anywhere near it. It is a fragile piece of Mastercraft art that actually will be pulled inside an 18 wheeler box trailer so it will stay out of the wind. I can't wait for my 2011 best in show award. This will be my 18th straight award in a row. By the way I have sanded and oiled my platform all winter long and have about 5 straight months of molesting my teak platform. Can't wait to see you guys there......

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:10 PM
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Got the last piece of the puzzle almost done to wrap up the 83's restoration...

Here is the teak I started with, you can see that ugly black thing inside the boat that looks like swamp thing.



Here it is now after already doing some work last year, but this time I went all out and have been sanding/pressurewashing/drying for about a week now. Note it is loaded in dust but you can see the grain really came back...




After a very deep drying in the sun for a few days I will start oiling it and then it will be the icing on the cake for the finished boat.

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