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post #6 of Old 02-26-2005
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Teak Treatment in the Tropics

I''m located in the chesapeake. Some friends of mine, located in Fla, recommended this stuff to me- they get 5 years before major restoration. First applied, its a bit like dilute ''butter scotch'' - but quickly fades to clear amber. Im a ''former'' varnish-aholic and used to build up oil based varnish coveried with urethane varnish covered with 2part linear urethane clear .... and still couldnt get 2-3 yrs. before lifting. this stuff reallly ''sticks'' to teak. Dont use on non-teak such as Iroko, ipe, aframosa, etc.

Usually you need to laydown a single quick coat of clear for yearly maintenance, scuffing first with a scotchbrite pad. I double the coats and overcoat every two years - and lay it on thick with an airbrush ... for MORE gloss than varnish. Most apply it with a soft ''artists'' brush.
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