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Old 04-06-2013, 08:07 PM
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Hi guys,

Finished up the platform today. Previous owner had some kind of brown sealant on the platform - you couldn't see the grain of the wood - it was almost like paint. So I sanded all of that off, top and bottom and in between. Then went over it with 80%-20%'ish linseed oil / mineral spirit blend. One coat, wipe off, dry, light sanding, another coat, wipe off dry, done. While I was at it, the mounting brackets were flaking off their black paint, so I just sanded the rest of the paint off and hit those with a wire wheel & some 120 sanding, then gave them a coat of clear. I'm a sucker for naked aluminum. They ain't perfect, but it's a swim platform for christ sake! :-) I'm prettty happy with how things turned out. Probably got about 8 hours in the total project. Here are some before (after sanding), and after shots.

Now for a cold one!!!! Maybe she'll hit the water soon.......one can hope!!!!



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Old 04-06-2013, 08:13 PM
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:22 PM
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SkiDaddy, don't take this the wrong way but thats some good look'n wood you got there
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:55 PM
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:46 PM
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I got 30 minutes of baking in before the house smelled terrible.. They look 100% better after baking and tomorrow hopefully they go back on the boat


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Old 04-06-2013, 10:13 PM
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[quote=SkiDaddy;922591]Hi guys,

Finished up the platform today. Previous owner had some kind of brown sealant on the platform - you couldn't see the grain of the wood - it was almost like paint. So I sanded all of that off, top and bottom and in between. Then went over it with 80%-20%'ish linseed oil / mineral spirit blend. One coat, wipe off, dry, light sanding, another coat, wipe off dry, done. While I was at it, the mounting brackets were flaking off their black paint, so I just sanded the rest of the paint off and hit those with a wire wheel & some 120 sanding, then gave them a coat of clear. I'm a sucker for naked aluminum. They ain't perfect, but it's a swim platform for christ sake! :-) I'm prettty happy with how things turned out. Probably got about 8 hours in the total project. Here are some before (after sanding), and after shots.

Now for a cold one!!!! Maybe she'll hit the water soon.......one can hope!!!!

The brown sealer is exactly that.. usually star brite teak sealant...

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Brite-Tro...t+teak+sealant
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:20 PM
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Looks great. Labor of love.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:01 AM
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These were taken @ our ski lake today just before the annual boart certification and april work party:



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