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Old 11-10-2012, 17:01   #16
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Re: Non-Screwed Teak Decks

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(...) dump buckets of seawater over them from time to time. They seem to take care of themselves.
+1 if your deck is of the older quality - thick planks and quality dense wood.

All new decks, except perhaps those on one-off, on-demand builds, are thin panels of quickly grown wood. They last OK but not if they are mistreated or left to themselves.

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Old 12-10-2012, 17:24   #18
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My brother had a grand soleil that was 1984 vintage and had glued decks. When they started going bad it was nice to know there were no screws leaking.
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Re: Non-Screwed Teak Decks

I've been told the acid eats the soft portion of the teak away and results in the same grooves as running the brush parallel to the grain....?
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Re: Non-Screwed Teak Decks

Yes eventually it will eat away the soft parts. The thinner the solution the less the wear. By long run, i'm talking 30 40 years. Of more
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Re: Non-Screwed Teak Decks

best treatment for teak wood decks is seawater. teak needs salt. teak hates fresh water. never brush with grain. acid hurts teak and so does drying it out. soap is really unnecessary--just salt water and a 3m pad, green. rocksalt in a rag does well, also....depending on how authentic you wish to get.
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That's definitely the best. Sweet water is wood' s biggest enemy.
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