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Old 10-02-2013, 09:53   #91
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Re: De-greying teak?!

i have pix in picasa, not enough bandwidth in mexico with which to post pix, i have some in my camera which quit transferring pix to puter--when i am on wifi on land and have access to fotos i have posted i will again post the pix of my teak after cleaning and oiling.
i may have posted some in seaknots in my fotos there, but i dont remember--i have only gone thru 3 computers since the pix were loaded so i dont have them in this puter, and have not been in usa for 2 years. sometimes i can post pix , some places i cannot post pix..depends on the wifi...
they may be in fotobukkit, but i cannot access sans bandwidth, so......
there may also be some in my website...but i cannot access much while actively cruising in tropix--something about the band width ..... go figger...isnt usa
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:04   #92
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i have pix in picasa, not enough bandwidth in mexico with which to post pix, i have some in my camera which quit transferring pix to puter--when i am on wifi on land and have access to fotos i have posted i will again post the pix of my teak after cleaning and oiling.
i may have posted some in seaknots in my fotos there, but i dont remember--i have only gone thru 3 computers since the pix were loaded so i dont have them in this puter, and have not been in usa for 2 years. sometimes i can post pix , some places i cannot post pix..depends on the wifi...
they may be in fotobukkit, but i cannot access sans bandwidth, so......
there may also be some in my website...but i cannot access much while actively cruising in tropix--something about the band width ..... go figger...isnt usa

Eric's pics from Mexico are nice. Suppose it depends on where you are. But remember the rule of the web-pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:07   #93
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Re: De-greying teak?!

Went diggin around your site, Zee.

Here's a glimpse: It's the closest to seeing any wood I found on your site.
http://sksolitarybird.files.wordpres...5/dsc06780.jpg
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:19   #94
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Re: De-greying teak?!

rhapsody--you found y untreated and some sealed for experimentation wood--slider overhead was treated with a teak sealer and that was a fail in san diego after 2 yrs....the untreated is the area around bubba-- i will be rebedding coach house and cleaning the teak and re bedding the works up there this summer and spring...will post pix as able
eric is in la cruz, in a marina, and i am in zihuatenejo , on the hook--apples and grapes. he has more bandwidth than do i...for now....
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I use spic and span, powder type, cleans teak very well. the greying is just dirt caught by the oil. wash off the dirt, looks like teak again. teak looks great varnished as well for areas you don't walk on. I have even sprayed teak with clear IMRON. that will last forever. I did the sliding companionway hatch 15 years ago with clear IMRON and it is still the best looking brightwork on the boat. sun will not affect it.
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I use spic and span, powder type, cleans teak very well. the greying is just dirt caught by the oil. wash off the dirt, looks like teak again. teak looks great varnished as well for areas you don't walk on. I have even sprayed teak with clear IMRON. that will last forever. I did the sliding companionway hatch 15 years ago with clear IMRON and it is still the best looking brightwork on the boat. sun will not affect it.


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ye didnt want to listen to the way i was taught by really old salts, so have fun, and learn....



Hi Zee,

I guess I want to be a believer, but it sounds almost too good to be true.

I get the seawater and 3m pads for cleaning part, but what oil do you use?
Getting a year out just teak oil in the tropics is impressive.
Do you use a commercially produced one or do you have a DIY home brew?

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Hi Zee,

I guess I want to be a believer, but it sounds almost too good to be true.

I get the seawater and 3m pads for cleaning part, but what oil do you use?
Getting a year out just teak oil in the tropics is impressive.
Do you use a commercially produced one or do you have a DIY home brew?

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Re: De-greying teak?!

I don't think anyone has mentioned thus far that a very good reason for cleaning your teak as infrequently as possible is that teak contains large amounts of silica which in part gives it such great non-skid properties. It also contributes to it's wear durability, since the wood essentially is partially composed of a hard mineral in the pulpy parts.

The less you clean it, the better. If you must clean it, oil it and keep it oiled which will help prevent dirt penetrating the surface and darkening it.

Pressure washing teak is near sacrilege. It will scour the pulp and the silica and accelerate wear. Even scrubbing it with a stiff brush is a bad idea. The 3M pads are OK, if used with restraint, because they only take off surface dirt and don't dig into the wood.
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It looks like to duplicate the Te-Ka would take a dilution of 1 part Zeps to 4 parts water,
and the Kleen Strip 50/50 with water.

If anyone sees it differently speak up before I disolve my teak!

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That sounds about right. Time is the element to control once you set on a dilution.
Report back when you got some results. I'm sure that there others that will defy the gods by using something other than salt water on teak.

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I used a skil saw and crowbar on my teak. Is that sacrilege too?
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I don't think anyone has mentioned thus far that a very good reason for cleaning your teak as infrequently as possible is that teak contains large amounts of silica which in part gives it such great non-skid properties. It also contributes to it's wear durability, since the wood essentially is partially composed of a hard mineral in the pulpy parts.

The less you clean it, the better. If you must clean it, oil it and keep it oiled which will help prevent dirt penetrating the surface and darkening it.

Pressure washing teak is near sacrilege. It will scour the pulp and the silica and accelerate wear. Even scrubbing it with a stiff brush is a bad idea. The 3M pads are OK, if used with restraint, because they only take off surface dirt and don't dig into the wood.
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I used a skil saw and crowbar on my teak. Is that sacrilege too?
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