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post #12 of Old 02-17-2004
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Cetol Vs Honey Teak

The proper way to assure yourself of a finish that lasts is to completly seal the wood (almost impossible) yes that means every edge and or surface. Other than droping something like a winch handle,or wearing cleats onboard the most likely place for your finish to lift is where you attach it to the vessel. very few people go to this lenght to finish a brightwork area,(I don''t) I would rather sail than have a museum piece)so the shortcut is to tape off the deck and carefully cut around the piece in question.perhaps it would be extreme but if you drilled out the screw holes a bit and filled them with epoxy then finished the wood,rebed it and reattach to vessel the finish would not fail other than the uv problem. I suppose someone will have to invent plastic teak that doesn''t deteriorate.
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