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post #15 of Old 02-20-2001
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Teak refinishing and repair

The most practical materials to use, are the simple ones. I recall when the ''thanes'' started coming out; all the johny-come-latelys were running around with oooh and aahhhh and a year later they were going OH NO!! Sikaflex....there''s another one. If you need polysulphide, use polysulphide, don''t go get some fast dry right out of a tube air cure whale snot!! use polysulphide. It''s known as the black death for a reason! USE IT! Varnish is VARNISH. Don''t screw around with a formula that''s easy and time proven. Regular Man''o''War can be gotten anywhere and cleans up with thinners. Other fancy things a VERY SPECIALISED, require special thinners and weather conditions, and prep techniques that are not the domain of the casual wood worker, and they are not worth the trouble anyway. Plenty of new owners run out and get in over their heads needlessly, then don''t do any follow up/ You''d be better off using a product that''s easier to handle in all ways, and then STAY ON TOP OF IT!! That is the solution, maintenance!! You can''t use some fancy complex material to absolve yourself from the need to do regular recoats. Think about it. Rev. Mike
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