Apr 28, 2014 . In any case, it's a sad day for you when you're faced with stripping and refinishing your brightwork. Time either to collect paint . Do this off the boat, or in a bucket, advises Keitmeier, or the metal filings will leave marksrust spots on gelcoat or black stains in teak decks. Take pains to keep the cutting..
Refinishing Teak Handrails. July 27, 2012 by Bilgeman. The handrails on my boat have taken a beating over the years from the sun. What was once a rich shiny brown is now a dull faded gray. I had been thinking about sanding the teak handrails down for some time but the thought of the work involved made me delay it far..
Nov 1, 2013 . As when I decided to attempt exterior teak myself, I wanted to try a small test to see what damage I would do .. or if there was actually an improvement. So the top der became my test project. First I removed it from the inside of the boat why get more dust below than absolutely necessary. Then I started..
Re-caulking of structural teak decks is a continuous process which commences about 10 minutes after the deck was first laid and continues until the boat is abandoned. Teak should never be laid over steel plate decks. Inevitably the teak seams will leak and the trapped water will rust the steel causing it to swell and lift the..
Although it is not immune to neglect, teak is incredibly resilient, and can be brought back to life after remarkable amounts of abuse. Therefore, there is no excuse for drab, ugly exterior teak on any boat. Unlike other woods used for exterior trim, the grey weathering of teak rarely extends very far below the surface of the wood
In clean air untreated teak weathers to an attractive ash gray, but where most boats live, the assault of modern-day air pollutants quickly turns bare teak nearly black. . Oiling teak on boats is a time-honored tradition. . For more information about oiling and varnishing brightwork, consult Sailboat Refinishing by Don Casey
I am in the process of refinishing the interior teak on my Bayfield 36. There is a lot of interior wood which has darkened over the years. I have removed all of the cabinet doors and brought them
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It's impossible to say what to do without knowing how badly the sole needs refinishing. Just guessing, you would probably want to entirely remove the existing finish. I'd RO sand first with #100 grit and then finish with hand block sanding with 150 grit. You can either oil or varnish the teak and I'd suggest oil..
Varnish and various wood oils have been the traditional transparent wood finishes on boats for hundreds of years. Their lack . This does not mean, however, that slapping four coats of oil on dirty teak will produce a Bristol finish. . Clean, sanded teak with several coats of oil can provide 3-6 months of beauty and protection
Sep 29, 2012 . And so it begins. First I have to strip the old finish off of the swim platform. It turns out this part will be quite a job!Restore Your Exterior Teak to Better Than New The $tingy Sailor
Jun 7, 2014 . Refinishing anything is just a slow, tedious, messy undertaking to do well. . It was the same with the Interior teak restoration project, so I dove in. . I literally had to cut the pieces off the boat by working a sharp putty knife under the length of each piece together with a lot of pulling, prying, twisting, and..