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Old 11-21-2006, 10:23 AM
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Swim Platform

In the past to clean up my swim platform I have done the 3 step process of cleaning, brightning, and re-teaking(oil) the platform. Has anyone used a pressure washer for cleaning then go straight to oiling? It seems like that would be much easier.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:17 AM
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I would probably work ok. Some people on here has used that method, but you could still benefit from spraying it down good with bleach and a biodegradable cleaner to thoroughly remove all debris in/on the teak grain prior to pressure washing.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:39 AM
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Refer to this article written by an old friend of mine.

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Old 11-21-2006, 11:46 AM
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Refer to this article written by an old friend of mine.

http://207.170.215.108/eMarketing/Ca...d=1&ConId=5919

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Can you say "Formica"? Leave it up to G-man!
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:39 PM
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Refer to this article written by an old friend of mine.

http://207.170.215.108/eMarketing/Ca...d=1&ConId=5919

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That sure is a lot of sanding. I hate sanding. But I'm sure the results are worth it. Maybe next spring...

When my father visited a few months back, he used Pine Sol to scrub my swim platform clean. Says he learned the trick from some guy at a marina. Worked just as good as any teak cleaner I've used, but at 1/4 the cost.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:30 PM
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That sure is a lot of sanding. I hate sanding. But I'm sure the results are worth it. Maybe next spring...

When my father visited a few months back, he used Pine Sol to scrub my swim platform clean. Says he learned the trick from some guy at a marina. Worked just as good as any teak cleaner I've used, but at 1/4 the cost.
Toilet bowel cleaner works just as well too, think about it, it's on the rear of the boat! Clorox Toilet Wand is a option and you won't have to get your hands wet.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:41 PM
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Thanksgiving Fix

I started work on my swim platform about a week ago. It was in pretty bad shape, I had to dis-assemble it and use stripper as it had some sort of brown stain applied at some time in it's life. Here is a pic showing some of the stain and mildew. Looks hopeless, but teak is a terrible thing to waste.
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Dis-assembled on my workbench. I tried to keep track of where the pieces came from.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:45 PM
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Got it all stripped, sanded, and assembled. Washed it down with teak brightener, dry and ready for teak oil. I'm going to deep fry a couple of turkey's while I apply the teak oil. Multitasking!
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First coat is soaking in.
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