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mickeymannel

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mickeymannel

hello everyone. i have a 2001 malibu and i want to redo the swim deck any ideas on what to use on trhe wood. and i also am looking for the spring assembly to my manual wwedge..

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jwl019

Easiest and most readily available would be go to Walmart, Academy, etc. and get the teak 3 part restoration kit. Comes with a cleaner, restorer, and teak oil.

Sure there are several threads about it on here.

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wakesetter8796

Yes, our dealer just did it on our 01. I will get a pic soon, but it turned out very nice. They didn't charge us.

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msuwaterski

I'm restoring my platform as we speak (just took a break from sanding). I am following the directions from this thread. On post #5 MartinArcher gives a step by step guide. So far it is working great!

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dtm8119

I restoring my platform as we speak (just took a break from sanding). I am following the directions from this thread. On post #5 MartinArcher gives a step by step guide. So far it is working great!

MSU - what grits of sand paper are you using, and in what order?

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msuwaterski

MSU - what grits of sand paper are you using, and in what order?

I started with a quick once over with 180 grit sandpaper by hand. Then I went to 220 grit with an orbital and did a very thorough sanding. Finishing today with 400 grit by hand.

EDIT: after cleaning off and wiping down the platform I decided not to sand with 400 grit. 220 grit got it plenty smooth and I am afraid if I used 400 it would be way too slippery when wet.

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dtm8119

I started with a quick once over with 180 grit sandpaper by hand. Then I went to 220 grit with an orbital and did a very thorough sanding. Finishing today with 400 grit by hand.

EDIT: after cleaning off and wiping down the platform I decided not to sand with 400 grit. 220 grit got it plenty smooth and I am afraid if I used 400 it would be way too slippery when wet.

Thanks MSU....make sure to post pictures when complete!! :thumbup:

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Woodski

I have had good luck with Watco Teak Oil from Hope Depot or Lowes.

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Hammertime

Great question, it's on my "To-Do" list before this season too.

Thanks

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Michigan boarder

I have had good luck with Watco Teak Oil from Hope Depot or Lowes.

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billb

Also, clean/brush out with BRASS wool before applying oil/finish. Regular steel wool will leave little hairs that will rust. The wool will pull the dust out after the last sanding.

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Wall Lake

I have a 2002 Sunsetter LXI and I just got done doing my teak swim platform with Teak Guard. It looks the best it ever has and is suppose to last a full year. The kit comes with teak cleaner, brushes, bronze wool, and teak sealer. All for about $40.00

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WakesetterE

I redid mine and sanded with 150 grit and it is still so slick its dangerous! There are better options then re-oiling, unless you like doing it every 3 weeks, and risk the chance of tracking it into the boat.

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msuwaterski

I'm restoring my platform as we speak (just took a break from sanding). I am following the directions from this thread. On post #5 MartinArcher gives a step by step guide. So far it is working great!

This is my newly restored platform. Aint she purdy? I just followed MartinArcher's step by step process and suggested products outlined in the link above. Thanks Matt!

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srintx

This is my newly restored platform. Aint she purdy? I just followed MartinArcher's step by step process and suggested products outlined in the link above. Thanks Matt!

DSC03432.jpg

WOW, one of the best I've seen! :surprised:

EDIT- Do you collect gas cans?

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tvano

WOW, one of the best I've seen! :surprised:

EDIT- Do you collect gas cans?

with that many gas cans you would almost think he owned some kind of gas hog (like a boat).

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msuwaterski

WOW, one of the best I've seen! :surprised:

EDIT- Do you collect gas cans?

I do collect gas cans, and I am really happy that I filled them all up last fall. I'm half tempted to sell them all for a nice profit right now.

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