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Old 05-12-2015, 12:02 AM
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DIY: Teak wood platform restoration under $20

I just wanted to share some pics from my progress using boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. (This stuff can be found at Walmart) Last summer I wasted money on the meguiars teak oil which maybe lasted two weeks.

I found the info here on the forum about using 75% linseed oil and 25% mineral spirits.

I just used what sand paper i had laying around just to knock it down some and then wiped it down real good.. I put the first coat on and let it sit over night and then went back and did a second coat today (last pic)

I'll wait and see how it holds up in water..

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Old 05-12-2015, 06:28 AM
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Looks great! Thanks for sharing... I was about to ask a dumb question about needing to boil the oil myself hope it holds up well, I'm about to refinish mine... As soon as I remember to pick up the materials...
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:56 AM
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that black in the teak is degraded teak... you want to get that out either with TSP or sanding it out.... your teak should not have black in it... The 75/25 mix works great, one addition would be to place it in the direct sunlight and let it get hot then put it on and let it sit in the sun for 2 hours and then wipe off the excess... then do it again the next day... direct sun in this case for heat is the best way to get the mixture into the wood.

Mine lasted all year last year but I do keep it covered.. i put on one coat this year to refresh it..
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:07 AM
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Yes, get that black out. Hit it with a pressure washer before you sand.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:23 AM
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anyone have any tips on how to remove oil from gel coat?
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:49 AM
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anyone have any tips on how to remove oil from gel coat?
I'm guessing any liquid dish detergent like Dawn or Ajax should work fine.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:11 PM
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I'm guessing any liquid dish detergent like Dawn or Ajax should work fine.
I didn't try that, but acetone, alcohol, mineral spirits, and degreaser did not work....
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:23 PM
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Yes, get that black out. Hit it with a pressure washer before you sand.
I would refrain from a pressure washer... it can really make a mess unless you know what you are doing. Sanding takes longer but it is less of and oops opportunity.
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