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Old 02-10-2006, 01:04 PM
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platform treatment

I have an 02 197 and the platform looks terrible, its grey and worn. Does anyone have suggestions on how to refinish to get that golden color back?

Does anyone know what the facotry finish is? I am sure its not a varnish, is it a teak oil?

Much thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:23 PM
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Welcome. It's teak oil. Wash it at the car wash, sand it, apply oil, let it try in the sun. Repeat with finer grains of sandpaper and reapply oil. Let dry, repeat.

Do a search for teak and you'll find a wealth of info.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:26 PM
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Many a thread on the teak platforms. I found this one that has some good info.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...teak+platforms
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:56 PM
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I have an 02 197 and the platform looks terrible, its grey and worn. Does anyone have suggestions on how to refinish to get that golden color back?

Does anyone know what the facotry finish is? I am sure its not a varnish, is it a teak oil?

Much thanks for any suggestions.
Welcome! you have come to the right place for teak tutorials! Get your search hat on and pop a beer because you have many pages to read.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:17 PM
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Eastie is right. Go to F.A.Q. and you'll find what you are looking for.
In the process right now. Power wash, then I used a 2 step teak cleaner from Aurora,
did it in the tub in about an hour. Let it dry for a couple days Oil it with Teak Oil 75% and 25% Paint thinner First 2 coats (Soaks in deeper). Wet sand with 400, 800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 grit Sanpaper and Oil in between. As East Texas said let it dry in between each coat and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:22 PM
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I should add that if you have any really specific questions about any of this, Harold and George are the guys to talk to.
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:00 PM
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here's someting to think about also.....

follow the link within this post
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...4&postcount=22
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:11 PM
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mine was pretty worn and black from carbon and elements....
it's got the open slats instead of closed.
I sanded, dremelled, sanded, routered, sanded until I was happy with it (could have used more) then I sealed it with teak oil.


sanded:


wet:


sealed:


it would appear it needs to sealed a couple times a season, but this next time I seal it, after it dries, I'm going to rub it down with 303 really well and see what happens....cuz I already know what happens otherwise
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:33 PM
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Mid-season, I just touch up with oil. I stand on the thing with my ski, so scuffs are a given.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:45 PM
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Have a 98 PS190 my teak looks as good as new, and that is because of teak oil. Like Easy said sand oil and repeat. Once you get it back oil it weekly IMO. I have oiled mine weekly (durring the season)since new and it looks better today then it did when it was new. Have spent may years trying to keep teak looking good and teak oil is the only thing that works easy and provided long lasting results. Also remove the platform or cover it to protect it from the sun.
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