I have restored the teak
caprail on my boat and have just finished bedding it back onto the boat. Now that I have a fresh, clean, sanded caprail I need to know some order of operations.
After much deliberation, I think I have finally settled on using Starbrite Tropical Teak Oil
on the wood. With a clean and bare rail, it seems like this would be a great time to apply the oil
. However, I wonder if it would be unwise due to the fact that I will be bedding bits of hardware
on the wood itself.
Is it wise to oil now, or should I wait until all of the hardware
is bedded on it? My worry is that the oil would interfere with any bedding compound I plan on using. I use butyl tape for most of bedding, tube stuff for things that aren't thru-bolted and need some adhesive