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Old 03-01-2006, 11:21 PM
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Should I edit that? Nah, Doug will know Iím kiddin.

I knew. I knew.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:22 PM
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Ewww,

You saw that fast..
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:24 PM
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I wiped it with a damp cloth to get rid of the sawdust and man.... I love the way it looks now. Is there a way to get the color with the oil but not have it as shiny as the ones I see on here?
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:36 PM
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I might have to make one of those. Ask your Dad what wood he made it out of????

He says it was mahogony, i think its hard cherry wood (or something like that) I'm not sure... It works great though!
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:47 PM
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I wiped it with a damp cloth to get rid of the sawdust and man.... I love the way it looks now. Is there a way to get the color with the oil but not have it as shiny as the ones I see on here?
Just don't do so many coats. Don't sand in between coats. Just do the starbrite 3 step and do two coats. Wipe off the excess with a rag. And let it dry really well. Hit it with a very fine grade sandpaper, steel wool, or brass wool after the last coat. That should take the sheen off of it. The down side is that without as many coats, its not so easy to maintain year to year without stripping it back down and starting from scratch.

Truth be told, mine won't be quite so shiny when it actually dries. And after I hit it with the fine steel wool.

After a couple of weeks, it'll look a little something like this.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:20 AM
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I've had a hard time finding plain starbrite locally. The last two years, I've used Amazon Golden Teak Oil.
Is plain starbrite just oil without sealer. I've only use teak oil without sealers because I'm afraid of locking water into the wood. But in the resent posts it seams that everone is using oil with sealer. To seal or not to seal, that is my question.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:07 AM
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Is plain starbrite just oil without sealer. I've only use teak oil without sealers because I'm afraid of locking water into the wood. But in the resent posts it seams that everone is using oil with sealer. To seal or not to seal, that is my question.

The Starbrite Teak Oil Sealer/Preserver is just as it says, be sure wood is DRY before applying and all sanding dust and trash is removed. Essentially it will seal the wood to keep water from entering the grain and collecting mold, mildew, choke smoke and the like. Put a few coats underneath to seal the backside, edges, between the slats etc. Don't be afraid to saturate EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE the first few original coats. You can carry this thing as far as you want to go, from the basic factory original look to a fine piece of furniture, because Starbrite Teak Oil sealer/preserver drys like a shellac or a varnish and WILL NOT wash off into the water as does most all other Teak Oils if it is thououghly dry. I have found that after applying many, many coats and sanding , even after a few days drying it will feel tacky, but when we put it in the water and run a while, the tackiness will disappear.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:19 AM
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After I bought my MC I then bought some of this.

I have been pretty faithful in applying it and have had lots of people say what do you use?
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:27 AM
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What you purchased is good, but if you purchase the starbrite in white bottle i think you will like it more because of it's sealing abilities.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:36 AM
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One other thing is that my boat is only a year old and it is garage kept.
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