I've taken the bulk of my teak
off the boat to be finished with Cetol. I just got done with the final coat today and am now thinking about getting things rebedded.
Since the wood was removed I went ahead and coated the mounting surfaces that will be in contact with the boat with Cetol as well. I'm wondering if I should sand the bedding surface back to bare wood for a better bond, or leave the wood fully encapsulated in the Cetol.
Specifically, I have decorative teak
eyebrows that were screwed in, and I see no need to have holes in the cabinsides for a non-loadbearing decorative piece of trim. I'm wanting to fill the holes and then simply glue the eyebrows on with Sikaflex, 4200, or some other adhesive
(already have sikaflex 291 so will likely use that). Will I be better off simply bonding the Cetol marine glossed surface to the fiberglass, or should I sand it back to bare wood where it will be bedded?
Also debating this question in regards to my handrail bases (They will be screwed/throughbolted so the adhesion isnt as critical, but I'm still wondering if the Cetol may degrade after time and cause them to have to be rebedded sooner than they would otherwise.).