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Old 30-10-2013, 21:06   #1
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2013: Tung Oil-- Need recommendation...

Need a recommendation from someone that HAS A TEAK DECK on his Sailboat and uses Oil to Prime the deck after cleaning-- and before the TEAK SEALER.

Too many products-- PURE, CUT w/multiple products, synthetic... etc... Just need to hear from someone who has used the schnozzle and is NOT AN INTERNET expert or some vendor pushing $hit they never even used on a boat.

Cheers and hope to get some valuable feedback....
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Old 03-11-2013, 14:35   #2
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Re: 2013: Tung Oil-- Need recommendation...

I have owned a 50 ft ketch for 15 years with a teak deck, 6 inch teak toerail and teak forest down below.
Teak decks are made to be grey if you don't want to replace them frequently.
Never, never use a brush on teak, never use a teak cleaner. If you like a red deck then some light sanding is labor intensive but it works.
Teak does not need to be oiled or ANYTHING else other than saltwater and a mop.
People ruin teak because they do not know how to take care of it.
Yes you can make it look new with cleaners and abrasives then applying oils but teak weathers naturally GREY. Of course toerails can be sanded then vanished or you can use Cetol for affect.
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