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Old 03-30-2011, 12:27 AM
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:14 AM
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Well my teak is still in pieces on my shop bench. I think it is the OCD in me, but there are so many little corners where the pieces come together that I had to sand, and the voids between all the slats it was driving me crazy so I had to pull it all the way apart to about 75 pieces. I also can now use a blet sander to do all the sanding which I just finished last night. I was really trying to avoid taking it all apart when I first started, but now I'm glad I did. I will never do it again though. Today I hope to get it all glued up and screwed back together, and plan to give it the first coat of teak oil tomorrow.

I've been out a few times without the platform this season and it is a total pain to put boards and skis on without it. All I can say is it better look awesome after all the time I've spent on it. I actually first pulled it off the boat back in December, but the first few months was spent hand sanding in 20 minute intervals every few days. I HATE SANDING!!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:27 PM
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Check this out!

I finished the teak late last night.

First picture is three coats of star brite last year in June.
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This winter I started with about 5 hours of sanding using 120 grit palm sander, bastard file, and sanding pads. The 3M sanding pads work great in the slots. Takes about one sanding pad per set of slots. I used three total. The purple pro grade work best.
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Used the bastard file to get the ends of the small pieces.
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One hour later one coat of Watco (Lowes) teak sealer product.
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One and done...Awesome!
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:35 PM
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Incase you missed it in my other post...

Needless to say I am pretty proud of myself

Teak from PO last spring, serious neglect (13 years old)
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Teak this weekend after sanding with 120 grit
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Finshed with one coat of Watco Teak Oil! Not too bad for 14 years!
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:24 PM
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Check this out!

I finished the teak late last night.
Looks really good! I can't wait till mine is done. I finally got mine back together tonight. I'm going to let the glue dry for the next 24hours then tomorrow I plan to oil it. This has been one of the most painful projects I've ever undertaken. Have I mentioned how much I hate sanding?

1st picture is of the bottom side after taking it apart. 2nd and third are after putting it back together tonight.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:56 AM
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Teak in the beggining of the season...

Havent dyed the brackets yet...
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:24 AM
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Teak in the beggining of the season...

Havent dyed the brackets yet...
What do you mean by 'dyed' the brackets?

Got to do mine next; I was just going to paint them with a spray bomb.

By the way your teak looks beautiful!
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:39 AM
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Looks really good! I can't wait till mine is done. I finally got mine back together tonight. I'm going to let the glue dry for the next 24hours then tomorrow I plan to oil it. This has been one of the most painful projects I've ever undertaken. Have I mentioned how much I hate sanding?

1st picture is of the bottom side after taking it apart. 2nd and third are after putting it back together tonight.
WOW! What a great before and after! Nice work. What did you use for glue? What finish oil are you going to use. It may have been painful but you did a great job so far, you will be proud this summer knowing how much labor you put into your teak. Heck it is winter still what else is there to do?
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:09 AM
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thats with one coat. i put another one on this morning, so its all set.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM
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WOW! What a great before and after! Nice work. What did you use for glue? What finish oil are you going to use. It may have been painful but you did a great job so far, you will be proud this summer knowing how much labor you put into your teak. Heck it is winter still what else is there to do?
I used tight bond 3. It is supposed to be waterproof, although it is not really designed for constant submersion. My boat lives on a trailer and the deck is only under water when we are stopped, so it should be good I hope. Regardless I'm not doing it again for as long as I live. I know the glue gives some strength to the platform overall, but the main reason I used it was because the slats are flexed and on constant tension and I didn't want that stress on the screws alone for the next 20 yrs. Also when I took apart the deck hardly any of the 13yr old glue was actually holding anything but sand and dirt.

I was really worried about getting it all back together once I had it apart, but it actually went back together quite easily. As far as what oil I'm using, the stuff the guy sold me at the MC dealer. I'm not sure what it is, but I'll post it along with a final picture when I'm all done.
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