Originally Posted by CalebD
The zinc probably will make it a bit more gray. The diesel will make it slippery and smelly as Brian suggests.
You should seriously look into using the Japan colors I linked that will stain it any color or shade you like. Other gray stains will do the same thing but you can have more control over the nuances with Japan colors.
Well, the idea was to achieve that natural patina... naturally.. but thanks for the info nonetheless. I'm just going to varnish the pieces, maybe someday I'll replicate these trim pieces in teak and let them then go grey. Prolly not.
Teak may be the best boat wood for the wear, but it's mahogany hands down for the beauty..