Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Appearance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #471  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:42 PM
Cloaked Cloaked is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: MasterCraft
Location: Kingston,TN USA
Posts: 4,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
I'm always open to ideas especially when it's cost effective. That's why we are here on TT.
The Starbright method is the first I tried and it worked, but it does cost about $18.00 for each of the three steps. What are the proportions of your mixture? My Nautique lasted two years without a reapplication; on a lift under a conopy. So the next time I would try the linseed oil/mineral spirits mixture and see how that works in Wisconsin.
Some say 80/20 (Linseed 80% / 20% mineral spirits). I chose 75/25 and was pleased. About a pint and one half did both sides on my board, two coats each side. Cheap brush and patience. Your mileage may vary.

Prep the board in any manner you choose. I didn't do anything to mine other than to clean.

The one trick I have read and also discovered after use is to put on a coat and let it soak for a couple of hours, tops. Wipe the excess off thoroughly and let the board set for another two days to completely dry. Repeat again after drying and apply a second coat (not saturate but apply to cover the board) and let that set for about two hours and wipe the excess thoroughly. Let dry for two days. Flip it and do the same on the other side. Seems tedious but the trick is to wipe the excess after just a couple of hours.

No guarantees but I speak from satisfactory results with this method and material, as you can see in the picture. Other threads and posts here with similar testimony.

$0.02
__________________
93 190
.
Don't be a boot licker
.

Hose picture (internal) http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...68&postcount=8



Quote:
Originally Posted by Thrall View Post
..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

.
Reply With Quote
  #472  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:46 PM
clrussell's Avatar
clrussell clrussell is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: 1990 mastercraft p190
Location: midwest
Posts: 1,761
Maybe I put to heavy of coats on mine.. I mixed linseed oil and mineral sprits 75/25, first coat looked great wet but soaked in and the wood was about halfway back to its old look.. I'll let it set a couple weeks and decide from there


Tapatalk
__________________
1990 prostar 190, 351, powerslot 1.5:1, tinted windows
Reply With Quote
  #473  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:50 PM
Cloaked Cloaked is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: MasterCraft
Location: Kingston,TN USA
Posts: 4,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by clrussell View Post
Maybe I put to heavy of coats on mine.. I mixed linseed oil and mineral sprits 75/25, first coat looked great wet but soaked in and the wood was about halfway back to its old look.. I'll let it set a couple weeks and decide from there


Tapatalk
Your board looks good. Be patient with it and you'll find the right combo. I'd also venture to say that different wood on different boards, and other variables provides different results.

.
__________________
93 190
.
Don't be a boot licker
.

Hose picture (internal) http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...68&postcount=8



Quote:
Originally Posted by Thrall View Post
..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

.
Reply With Quote
  #474  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:14 PM
clrussell's Avatar
clrussell clrussell is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: 1990 mastercraft p190
Location: midwest
Posts: 1,761
Thanks, I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow of how dark it is.. Might just be me!


Tapatalk
__________________
1990 prostar 190, 351, powerslot 1.5:1, tinted windows
Reply With Quote
  #475  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:38 PM
CC2MC's Avatar
CC2MC CC2MC is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Boat: 2003 Maristar 210 Predator
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by h2oskifreak View Post
I did 150 then 220 grit sanding and one very heavy coat of Starbright Gold. It looks good, drying a little more in some places than others, but it looks fair to this point. Some say "wetsand" with 400 grit before another coat. Some say clean with mineral spirits and 00 Steel Woo before next coat. I am thinking about putting another coat of Starbright with the Steel Wool as an applicator? Any thoughts on why this is a good or bad idea?
From what I have read, little bits of the steel wool could break off and get into the grain of the teak, which would then rust and cause the teak to permanently stain. Some people use it and seem to have no problems though.
Reply With Quote
  #476  
Old 02-06-2013, 06:32 AM
Snipe's Avatar
Snipe Snipe is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1998 ProStar 190
Location: Three Lakes,WI/summer;Menomonee Falls,WI/winter
Posts: 744
+1 on the steel wool. I think it would be hard not to snag some of the wool on these boards.
Reply With Quote
  #477  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:29 PM
ZachDaddy's Avatar
ZachDaddy ZachDaddy is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Boat: MasterCraft, X15, 2007, MCX, Acme 5 Blade, Pair of WetSounds Rev410's, WetSounds SD6, 2 JL 12w6v2 subs in sealed box, JL HD750/1, WS402SQ
Location: Southeast
Posts: 247
Brass wool is what works best without the stains
Reply With Quote
  #478  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:33 PM
Snipe's Avatar
Snipe Snipe is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1998 ProStar 190
Location: Three Lakes,WI/summer;Menomonee Falls,WI/winter
Posts: 744
That makes sense if you want to sand. I don't like sanding; so I don't.
At the risk of sounding a little (or a lot) stupid, wouldn't that get to be be a little slippery??
Reply With Quote
  #479  
Old 02-06-2013, 09:41 PM
monsterwake's Avatar
monsterwake monsterwake is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Boat: 2006 Mastercraft X1
Location: East Texas
Posts: 172
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyskiguy View Post
Hey all,
Still looking for anyone out west who might be interested in swapping their teak platform for my black fiberglass - '06 X30. Any interest or leads, let me know. Thanks.
If an X1 is the same I would be interested maybe but Utah is a long way from Texas.
Reply With Quote
  #480  
Old 02-07-2013, 12:09 AM
Skyskiguy Skyskiguy is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2006 X30
Location: Utah
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by monsterwake View Post
If an X1 is the same I would be interested maybe but Utah is a long way from Texas.
And I don't think the X1 and X30 use the same swim deck - but thanks!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:43 AM.