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Old 04-14-2010, 08:50 PM
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How hard is it to reteak a swim platform? boats a 85 an the woods gray would like to make it look like new again. whats a good way an or product to use;
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:03 PM
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carefull pressure wash, sand and teak oil
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:33 AM
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West Marine sells a cleaner (mild acid), followed by brightener (bleach). Then rinse with lots of water, allow to dry, and put on several coats of teak oil.
Badly blackened areas may need sanding.
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Just re-did mine... Used teak cleaner twice... Then followed up with a bleach water mix. Light sanding in some of the ruff areas.. Followed up with 3 coats of teak oil..
SWEEEEET..
Now if you want. you can skip the teak oil and use a good urethane for outdoor/wet use... like for front doors on a house.
I have done that and it lasts for about 4 years...and looks great and no maint. The only problem is it will start to crack in about 3-4 years and then you will have to sand to re-finish..
Just looks better longer but more work at the tail end..
flip a coin...
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