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Old 08-13-2008, 01:13 AM
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Teak Wood Recipe??

I bought a 1996 prostar 190 this past weekend. the previous owner said the oiled the platform with a mixture of 1 gal Thompson's water seal, 1 qt transmission fluid, and 2 qt linseed oil. has anyone ever used this mixture. he gave me the remainder of his concoction, should i keep using it, or strip and refinish with a true teak oil. The wood looks great, i just don't want any problems down the road..
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:31 AM
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That is crazy, sounds like something a cavalryman drinks at a ball. I only use teak oil, teak oil gold. I use the boat at least three times a week. Just rub the oil in after each use. The teak looks great. I would not use a sealer on teak.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:27 AM
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I think somebody who will remain nameless (TMCNo.1) will have something to say about this soon.

I would not use it as I dont like the idea obout the sealer part.

I did some research recently and found that both types of StarBrite and most other teak oils are a mixture of Linseed Oil and Kerosene.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:46 AM
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[quote=Angry_Bill;528641]That is crazy, sounds like something a cavalryman drinks at a ball.

Throw in some cherry pie filling.....makes it taste better going down...wait, what are we talking about?!!!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:14 AM
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I would say if he's been doing this since 1996 and it's in good condition (looks like it) then you're ok.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:30 AM
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I think somebody who will remain nameless (TMCNo.1) will have something to say about this soon.

I would not use it as I dont like the idea obout the sealer part.

I did some research recently and found that both types of StarBrite and most other teak oils are a mixture of Linseed Oil and Kerosene.
The name of which we dare not speak......

As to the sealer part, that is one of the selling points of the white bottle starbrite I think ( the one will comment soon). But I think part of the love was the sealer.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:42 AM
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I may need to wake our buddy up with a phone call....................

But I don't see anything wrong with the homemade concoction. The water sealer will help keep the oil from washing away so quickly. The problem with just oiling a platform is that the excess oil which makes the platform look so good washes off in practically one use.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:11 AM
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thanks guys.. he had actually said he had read it on the mc website, but there is no telling with the wealth of info on the Internet..
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:25 AM
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i have seen that recipe somewhere can remember.

i use the unknown name person's instructions and mine looks great.

oh and nice boat by the way.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:29 AM
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How should I clean my teak?

Regular cleaning and oiling of teak wood will maintain its original appearance. Use a teak cleaner that can penetrate the pores of the wood and cleanse them of dirt and stains. Avoid caustic teak cleaners since they can damage the wood. Immediately after cleaning, an oil sealer should be applied with a soft cloth. Allow a couple of hours for the oil to soak into the wood and apply a second coat. Wipe off excess oil to prevent a varnish look.

Got this from the MC site......
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