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Old 08-27-2021, 08:23 AM   #1
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Broken teak edge fix?

I had a line get caught closing a cockpit deck hatch. A 6" long by 1/2" wide sliver of deck wood cracked and came loose. The edges are clean, the piece slots back in evenly.

My question us what adhesive or method is best to reattach it?
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Old 08-27-2021, 08:40 AM   #2
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Epoxy will do the trick.
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Epoxy will do the trick.
What he said plus I might would acetone the crack right before applying the epoxy.
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Agree with that, acetone then epoxy it. Just be careful if you need to stain the wood where it cracked I would do the stain before the epoxy. Once the epoxy gets on the teak the stain won’t be able to penetrate the wood grain. If you stain along the edges of the crack it may not be as noticeable after you epoxy the sliver back in.
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Not sure of the profile, but if there is a vertical edge available you might want to consider a couple of small screws put horizontally in there with teak plugs to make the repair nearly invisible and help the epoxy do its just.
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It is difficult to glue teak because teak is naturally oily. Cleaning with acetone might help, but mechanical fastening would be better.

Screws, as mentioned above, would do the trick. Much more difficult would be using biscuits or dowels on the inside so nothing shows from the outside.
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