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wsp82

Bringing back Teak?

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wsp82

Any suggestions on how to bring back Teak?

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Marmonick

50/50 bleach/water and a scrub brush. then put massive amounts of teak oil on it, let it dry and re-apply. keep doing this until the whole bottle of teak oil is gone.

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Darwin

A belt sander and some 60 grit.

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wsp82
50/50 bleach/water and a scrub brush. then put massive amounts of teak oil on it, let it dry and re-apply. keep doing this until the whole bottle of teak oil is gone.

I'll try it! Thanks

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MalibuNation

Below is a pretty good discussion on teak. I use Teak Guard.

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ADHD
A belt sander and some 60 grit.

Thumbup.gif Sanding it down is going to be your only bet to fully restore the step!! ONce its sanded down nice and smooth get a good quality teak oil and apply a layer at a time in intervals allowing it to fully dry, usually about 4/5 hours in between applications and youll fully seal and bring that step back to life after about about 4/5 applications!!

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Lieutenant Dan

I don't remember who makes it, but there is a good 3-step kit that includes a cleaner, a brightener, and teak oil that works well if you use it correctly. The thing to remember is to let the teak dry out completely between steps. I mean, leave it in the direct sun for 2 - 3 days after cleaning / brightening and before oiling. If you do that correctly, then all you will need to do is to keep up with the oiling periodically (i.e. when dry spots appear). I did mine this way 3 years ago and it still looks great.

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catcando

+1 on sanding

-1 on using teakguard!

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68Slalom

I agree, sanding would probably yield you the best finish

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srock

Snappy Teak. Amazing stuff.

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Marmonick

Havent any of you ever tried bleachwater? sanding is Lame.gif

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wienrdog

I used 80 grit on a belt sander. Finished the edges, cracks & corners by hand. Then lots of teak oil. It looks new now.

The surface had become heavily grained from prior lack of treatment, so it needed to be sanded anyway.

I just hit it with a light coat of oil when the board scratches become too much or it starts to look a little faded (about every 7 - 10 full days in the weather). Takes about 5 mins. as part of clean-up now that it's in good shape. I store it indoors and average about 25 days a year on the water, so that only 3 times a year.

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yabetcha

Another vote for teakguard....I've sanded and used teak oil in the past, but I won't be doing it again. Using the teak guard cleaner and sealer has worked great.

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MalibuNation
Another vote for teakguard....I've sanded and used teak oil in the past, but I won't be doing it again. Using the teak guard cleaner and sealer has worked great.

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1FootDan

Use a pressure washer to get all the grey out, let dry, then fine sand using an orbital sander with fine grit sand paper to smooth, then put some teak oil. It's less than 30 minute job if you don't count the drying time.

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Marmonick

BLEACHWATER!!! TRY IT!!! all you people are wasting precious riding time!

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