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Old 06-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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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
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Leave it natural, I have tried various finishes and the y do not hold up plus they make it slick.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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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