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Old 03-17-2009, 06:52 PM
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I don't think there are enough hours left...

Before the season starts to get this platform up to No1 standards!!!



Just so I can see them side by side!!



This is completed now, finally.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:59 PM
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You'd be surprised. Mine looked way worse than that when i got it. I may get shot for this, but I took a belt sander to mine, got all the major stuff off, hit it again with a finer grit with the belt sander, and a palm sander after that going finer and finer. It will go much quicker than you think.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:08 PM
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You'd be surprised. Mine looked way worse than that when i got it. I may get shot for this, but I took a belt sander to mine, got all the major stuff off, hit it again with a finer grit with the belt sander, and a palm sander after that going finer and finer. It will go much quicker than you think.
I've have a really nice palm sander for body work. I guess I could get some paper for that to start of with.
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I've got a really nice palm sander for body work. I guess I could get some paper for that to start of with.
Yeah, use some heavy grit, knock all the big stuff off, get it down to fresh wood, and work you way finer from there. Once it's nice and smooth, start putting the oil on.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
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i'm bummed with mine. it's not worthy. next year i'm belt sanding the sucker. i've got some dark discoloration that didn't come out and actually got darker with each coat. looks WAY better than last year though.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:45 PM
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i'm bummed with mine. it's not worthy. next year i'm belt sanding the sucker. i've got some dark discoloration that didn't come out and actually got darker with each coat. looks WAY better than last year though.
I forgot, after I got it down to bare wood, I also used that teak brightener too. That may help yours.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:13 PM
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yeah, did that. i broke the golden rule though....patience.

i should have busted out the power tools. i started with 220 by hand and thanks to harold's advice got the spf 50 off with laquer thinner.

it looked like i had the darker spots tackled, but again as soon as i hit my 2nd or 3rd coat they were back. it's either really bad choke smoke, or PO left something sitting on it. my bet is the latter.

92, that will clean up nice.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
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Well, I think the dark spots are from left over oil. I'm working pretty hard to get all the old oil off of it before I even start to do anything else. I figure smooth out the very uneven spots then I'm working on the old oil. Once all that is done I'll start blocking it down.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:20 PM
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You can see in both of these progress pics the dark oil stained area in between the rungs. It's a royal pain to work in there but I'm doing it. I've also got most of the high spots gone now too.



A few beers later and I have something to look at.




Calling it a day on this one.

Thanks everyone!
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i'm bummed with mine. it's not worthy. next year i'm belt sanding the sucker. i've got some dark discoloration that didn't come out and actually got darker with each coat. looks WAY better than last year though.
Post up a pic of your work. I'd like to see and learn from it please.
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