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Old 03-18-2005, 03:13 PM
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I got my Teakguard in the mail this week, so I spent a couple days refinishing my platform. The previous owner had varnished it, and I cursed him for it over and over while I sanded the whole thing. It was a bear to get all that old varnish off, especially between the slats. Good thing for the Dremel! I belt sanded, Dremeled, block sanded, and bronze wooled the whole thing. Then I did the Teakguard cleaner and applied four coats. I think it looks good. It's a slightly different color than plain teak oil, but the surface is not oily at all - good for the ski bottoms! You're only supposed to have to use this stuff once a year. I'll let you all know how it holds up. Here's a picture:

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Old 03-18-2005, 03:14 PM
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It's not a great picture, but here's the before shot. You can see the chipping varnish.
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Old 03-18-2005, 03:35 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 03-18-2005, 03:36 PM
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Looks great!!
Let us know how it holds up?
Does it look like a hard finish or is it soaked into the teak?
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Old 03-18-2005, 03:38 PM
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That really does look good, Kyle. I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would varnish a teak platform. Not thinkin' I guess. Looking forward to the endurance report.
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Old 03-18-2005, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Powerslot82
Does it look like a hard finish or is it soaked into the teak?
It soaks right into the teak. It looks just like teak oil, but it's a water-based product. They claim it's a polymer that chemically bonds to the teak. It is not oily at all - just feels like good clean teak.
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Old 03-18-2005, 03:46 PM
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Looks awesome, Kyle. Did you order it from teak guard? I've lost the link. I may have to go that route this year. I understand that using the cleaning solution and brass wool is a must.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:04 PM
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Kyle -

Very nice job. I know how hard that is since I did it every year on my PS205. I know have a fiberglass swimstep that requires no maintenance. I still like the look of the teak, but this boat came with the fiberglass step. Nothing I could do.

I noticed you have a "Doug's Boats" sticker on the transome. Did you buy your boat from Doug's Inboard Boats in Woodinville, WA. That is in my neck of the woods.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:25 PM
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Link to Teakguard
http://www.allguardproducts.com/

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Old 03-18-2005, 04:31 PM
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I hate to say it, but when you call Teakguard, ask for the Malibu Boat Owners discount - they'll give it to you. Maybe we could let them know that MC owners use it too, and they'll give us a discount.

Prostar205 - I bought the boat from a guy in Bothell, but I live in N. California. That was a bit of a trip, towing from Seattle to Redding.
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