I have a 43' Young Sun Cutter
Rigged Sailboat, with lots of Teak
, including bow sprit, taft rail and more.....it is quite weathered, flaking, stained and I have been vigerously sanding
, bleaching, acetoning, and Cetoling....
Thus far, I have 3 coats of the Cetol on the wood that was badly weathered and it looks good!
My question is this: Do I have to apply 2-3 coats of the clear, or can I leave the cetol on the teak
, and if so, how long will it last?
I have read on other forums
, other boat owners not clearing the finished/cetol'ed wood...their rational was that if there are "repair" areas in the future, they can just sand the immediate area, and cetol to match/blend the color, verses having to sand/remove all of the clear, and get the cetol to "bite" and match....If a few of the experts could please chime-in and give shed a few "pearls of wisdom", I would be grateful, as your input will assist me in making an informed decision.