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Art 06-18-2012 03:16 PM

Teak Swim Platform Finish
 
Iíve found great results on interior and above water exterior teak by using Baby Oil rubbed in real well in 3 coats once a year for exterior and every two years for interior. Currently we have a teak swim platform I took down to nude on a Malibu Skier my grandson Cooper and I are restoring. As the teak platform will be often in water... any suggestions as to best product/process for a lasting and good looking finish? Ė Thanks, Art

awpptdt 06-18-2012 05:08 PM

Leave it natural, I have tried various finishes and the y do not hold up plus they make it slick.

Art 06-18-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by awpptdt (Post 91070)
Leave it natural, I have tried various finishes and the y do not hold up plus they make it slick.

awp... thanks for input. But, doesnít nude teak wood tend to absorb elements and discolor as per water-contents encountered? I.e. muddy waters or fuel/oil on water top sometimes found around fuel docks? If not... Au' Naturel it will be! This swim platform is on a ski boat and will not always be experiencing pristine-clean waters. :confused:

koliver 06-19-2012 09:51 AM

The amount of foreign material absorbed by the unfinished teak will no doubt vary according to your local waters.

Here in downtown Vancouver, and in the cleaner waters I boat in once away from the dock, nothing has stained or been absorbed into my swim plaltform, in over 30 yrs of leaving it unfinished. I don't think that will be an issue.

Art 06-19-2012 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by koliver (Post 91180)
The amount of foreign material absorbed by the unfinished teak will no doubt vary according to your local waters.

Here in downtown Vancouver, and in the cleaner waters I boat in once away from the dock, nothing has stained or been absorbed into my swim plaltform, in over 30 yrs of leaving it unfinished. I don't think that will be an issue.

Cool - Thanks! I'll proably leave the teak platform au' naturel! Can always scrub it and again bleach it out... if that becomes necessary.


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