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Old 04-14-2018, 05:37 PM
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Light sand with rough paper and that's it, otherwise it will be too slippery when wet.

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Old 04-14-2018, 07:21 PM
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:26 PM
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I started with 80 and then went to 120.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:35 AM
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Ok guys I picked up a teak platform the x15, it was in decent shape but had some mold/mildew in the grain from sitting in the water for awhile and then in the previous owners shop for the last couple years. I cleaned it last night with TE-AK cleaner and when I did the bottom some run off got through the seams and I could see it on the top when it was wet. After I cleaned the top twice they seemed to go away some and this morning it was about half dry and they were gone. The cleaning process raised the grain quite a bit so I was planning on sanding down with 120 before I start oiling it. Any other suggestions? (And yes I've tried linseed oil and mineral spirits and I wasn't too impressed so I perfer teak oil.)
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:03 PM
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Hello All,
I recently sanded our 05 X Star swim platform. It was in pretty rough condition but sanded out really nice. I used 25% mineral spirits and 75% boiled linseed oil. I was really happy with the progress it was making, however I think I over did it on the last (3rd) coat of mineral spirits/linseed oil mix. I *think* I put the mixture on too heavy. A portion of the platform looks great (the mixture absorbed in as expected) but other portions seem to not have soaked in as well and the mixture has pretty much just dried on. You can tell in the picture that the finishes are inconsistent.

This is my first time working with teak and wood finishes.... do I need to just re-sand the wood and then reapply the mixture and be more conservative with the amount that I use? If this is the route, do I need to sand back to bare wood or just enough to knock the shine off?

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Old 01-30-2019, 08:35 PM
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Hello All,
I recently sanded our 05 X Star swim platform. It was in pretty rough condition but sanded out really nice. I used 25% mineral spirits and 75% boiled linseed oil. I was really happy with the progress it was making, however I think I over did it on the last (3rd) coat of mineral spirits/linseed oil mix. I *think* I put the mixture on too heavy. A portion of the platform looks great (the mixture absorbed in as expected) but other portions seem to not have soaked in as well and the mixture has pretty much just dried on. You can tell in the picture that the finishes are inconsistent.

This is my first time working with teak and wood finishes.... do I need to just re-sand the wood and then reapply the mixture and be more conservative with the amount that I use? If this is the route, do I need to sand back to bare wood or just enough to knock the shine off?

Thanks!
You used too much and waited too long for each coat to soak in. Doesn't work like that. I have a tutorial on how to make it (75/25) work perfectly.

Clean it up and start over. One coat usually is all you'll need and other tips for success.

Pressure wash (car wash will do) and if that doesn't do it, start sanding.... sand through the mess and to just at the surface of the wood (hope that makes sense). You'll see how it works best for you once you get to sanding, but I'd pressure wash first and see how that works for you. That is all I have ever done for any of the boards I have worked on over the years.

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Old 01-31-2019, 06:12 AM
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You used too much and waited too long for each coat to soak in. Doesn't work like that. I have a tutorial on how to make it (75/25) work perfectly.

Clean it up and start over. One coat usually is all you'll need and other tips for success.

Pressure wash (car wash will do) and if that doesn't do it, start sanding.... sand through the mess and to just at the surface of the wood (hope that makes sense). You'll see how it works best for you once you get to sanding, but I'd pressure wash first and see how that works for you. That is all I have ever done for any of the boards I have worked on over the years.

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That's what I assumed. There is a learning curve to everything I suppose. I will restart the process this weekend. Thanks for the guidance!
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:32 AM
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Don't overlook the use of Starbrite teak cleaner and Starbrite teak brightener. Use the cleaner before you sand and the brightener after you sand.

https://express.google.com/u/0/produ...CABEgK0QPD_BwE

The teak oil that comes in that kit is junk. Just toss it out or buy the others individually.
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