Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2016, 09:44 PM   #21
koliver's Avatar
City: Saltspring Island
Country: BC, canada
Vessel Name: Retreat
Vessel Model: C&L 44
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,660
If you have trouble with refinishing the existing teak, try a 1/8" teak plywood.
I have tried veneer, but it is almost impossible to press in that application, and without being pressed, it is almost impossible to get it to lie perfectly flat. 1/8" plywood, OTOH, is already pressed. All you need to do is cut it accurately and fit it into the space. Even if you only cover the stained teak below the formerly leaking window and leave the edge proud yo will have a vast improvement over the present staining.
For finishing, as noted above, shellac (shell lacquer) is a methanol based product, so any moisture will leave stains. French Polishing is a shellac finishing method, so great for your piano, provided you keep guests from putting their drinks down on it, but not a good idea on a boat.
A good poyurethane or an oil based varnish will give you a good, durable finish.
I once tried a water based varnish, with disastrous results. Stick with oil based.

koliver is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012