Originally Posted by atmartin
For all you Cetol users, a question:
A few old salts have told me that Cetol is water-permeable
, more so than varnish or paint
. I've seen some empirical evidence of this on customer's boats, especially overheads. Where the finish is unmolested, but there's clearly mildew inside the grain of the wood.
I am using cetol for many many years, I have never experienced this.
Originally Posted by ronbo1
I’m a big fan of Cetol with an annual maintenance
coat of Cetol Gloss. Though never in FL it spent 10 years in the Chesapeake and now 7 years on LI, NY, never needing to be stripped down to bare wood....!
4 coats of natural teak then 3 coats marine
gloss. 1 coat yearly maintenance.
I used Cetol on my boat
in places much hotter than Florida
such as northern Brazil
Once a year recoat: clean with moist rug, a light rub with purple scotchbrite pad and recoat.
2-4 hours a year... I can handle that without compromising my other time with doing nothing...
People spend many more hours than that mowing their lawns!