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Old 01-26-2012, 09:10 AM   #21
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RE: Post pictures of your exterior teak finish

I prefer to use Cetol; its easy to use and needs no sanding between coats.

I use 6 coats of Natural followed by 2 coats of the High Gloss.

I think some brightwork on a boat gives it class and character.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #22
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I use Honey Teak by Fabula. Beautiful, durable... you can go two years between coats if you have to, but usually I put 1-2 coats of clear on each year.
*Keith, do you kow how to get in touch with Tom Fabula? *People are looking for him because the need some Honey Teak to finish up jobs. *They say he doesn't answer e-mails, and his phone is disconnected.

777-287-6077 is what I have.*Someone down the dock told me he had some medical*problems, but I haven't talked to him since last fall. http://www.fabulainc.com/*doesn't say anything. I hope he's OK, very nice guy. *

772- 287-6077 is what I have.* Did not try to call today*but I have used this number before.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #23
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RE: Post pictures of your exterior teak finish

I used Cetol Gloss, 7-8 coats,on a repaired teak grating taken back to bare wood;after 18 months it looks good. After a year on the transom name/port boards Cetol needing redoing when the top edge degraded.

On the cappings I used Deks Olje,#1 and #2, not as good as Cetol, has its detractors for that reason, but you can retouch and revive without heavy sanding. The teak boarding platform looks great with non slippery #1 oil only, ie no #2 gloss coat. BruceK
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #24
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RE: Post pictures of your exterior teak finish

The PO used only Epifanes and I liked the look and durability.* Now I use Epifanes only and I still like the look and durability.*
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #25
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The PO used only Epifanes and I liked the look and durability.* Now I use Epifanes only and I still like the look and durability.*
*Looks great, Al. *I think keeping your boat under cover is the secret to the longevity of the finish. *My Blackfin is under cover with Epiphanes. *My Sabre is outside in southern climes with Bristol.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #26
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******* I agree as my boat's varnish lasts a long time on the cabin door and under the cockpit shade and cover. The varnish that's exposed to the elements must be redone every 8-12 monmths.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:16 PM   #27
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******* I agree as my boat's varnish lasts a long time on the cabin door and under the cockpit shade and cover. The varnish that's exposed to the elements must be redone every 8-12 monmths.

*That is a neat extension to your roof overhang.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #28
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Our teak is varnished with Pratt and Lambert UV spar varnish.* that's what the PO used and we recoated with same.* It is all covered with canvas and only unveiled for special occasions.*

this isn't a picture of the rail per say but shows it pretty well...
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #29
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The name "Jennifer" is in my top 3 names for gals and every time I see a post from her I'm reminded of that. (Now that I've embarrassed myself, I'll go to my room. )
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I use Honey Teak by Fabula. Beautiful, durable... you can go two years between coats if you have to, but usually I put 1-2 coats of clear on each year.
*Keith, do you kow how to get in touch with Tom Fabula? *People are looking for him because the need some Honey Teak to finish up jobs. *They say he doesn't answer e-mails, and his phone is disconnected.

777-287-6077 is what I have.*Someone down the dock told me he had some medical*problems, but I haven't talked to him since last fall. http://www.fabulainc.com/*doesn't say anything. I hope he's OK, very nice guy. *

772- 287-6077 is what I have.* Did not try to call today*but I have used this number before.

*

I tried to call Tom today to order paint.... 2/10...and found his business lines and home phone disconnected. *I talked to the fellow that does his web site...today...he said Tom had stopped by and told him that his shop burnt down... and I do believe he actually worked from home...because I eventually found a link to a house fire where he lived...seems his daughter lived with them...and got Tom and the wife out of the house OK. *Tom seems to be OK, but it looked like the whole place was a total loss! *The fellow I spoke to had no way to reach him, and said he had several other people contacted him to try and get a hold of Tom....The fellow said he didn't have a way to reach Tom....

If anyone finds out he has set up shop again...please post it here and the contact numbers... *Thanks!

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #31
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Glad he's OK. I've got enough for one more coating. Then he has one year to restart or I'll have to find a substitute.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:29 AM   #32
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RE: Post pictures of your exterior teak finish

I think I have all but convinced myself to just stick with epiphanes for the new boat. I like the quality it had on our Monk. I googled bristol finish and read a lot of stories of people not happy with the results though I suspect a lot of those issues are more related to their lack of proper prep or improper mixing. Still...epiphanes has been good for us thus far so I may just stick with it. We're kept under a covered slip in freshwater so more than likely anything will work just fine.
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*I googled bristol finish and read a lot of stories of people not happy with the results though I suspect a lot of those issues are more related to their lack of proper prep or improper mixing.*
The mixing of Bristol is so easy even a caveman could do it. *8:1 ratio, that's it. *Everyone I've talked to who has had trouble with Bristol used the wrong application techniques. *It's very thin and so can be tricky to apply, particularly to vertical surfaces.

The people I know who have mastered the application of Bristol are delighted with it and, like us, have said they would never use anything else again.

But it definitely has its quirks which have to be learned.
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Is that where the saying came from, "shipshape in Bristol fashion"...?
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So....stripped the teak down yesterday. Still have to do sanding, etc. to prep but question.....
To take off the cleats or not? I am inclined to leave the cleats where they are but remove the chalks, etc. that are in place and then reinstall them through the new finish set in a small amount or 4200 at the screw holes. Stanchions would remain in place as well.
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Post pictures of your exterior teak finish

Tony:

On my boat, I have removed some stanchions to varnish under, but only when it was convenient to do so, or if the varnish had admitted water and was going black around the stanchion base. I don't have any chocks on varnish, but would have treated them the same. It is all about the final appearance vs the amount of work to achieve it.*

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #37
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I'm also a huge fan of Bristol. Easy to apply and very forgiving to holiday's. The wet on wet method is the way to go, with no sanding necessary between coats. There's no better way to have nice looking brightwork for the time and dollar investment involved!
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