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Hudsonian 10-27-2013 03:02 PM

Grime on interior teak
 
I looked at a 20 year old boat with what appears to be hand grime on some area the oiled teak interior -- the surface was black. Has anybody had success in removing grime from interior teak?

olson34 10-27-2013 03:11 PM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hudsonian (Post 1111189)
I looked at a 20 year old boat with what appears to be hand grime on some area the oiled teak interior -- the surface was black. Has anybody had success in removing grime from interior teak?

Yup. We have refurbed most all of the interior teak in our '88 boat. There was old Dust, dirt, skin oils from handling the wood, and it all gets ground in and well-attached to the original factory oil surface. If there is any mildew around, it loves the dirt in the old oil surface, too. :p

We cleaned it with Teka A and B, with surrounding areas well protected by plastic and blue tape.
http://www.marinetex.com/TE-KA.html

Cleanup is with paper towels and water. Then with cheap terry towels and water. We are mostly through varnishing. The look is now more "golden" and lighter than the old dark finish. The varnish surface is sealed and MUCH easier to keep clean, also.

We like it a lot, but then, we Would say that!
:cool:

Freerider 10-27-2013 03:22 PM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
I've tried many products including teak cleaner with little success. Then i tried Methanol or Methyl-hydrate and it wiped right off, i couldn't believe it actually.

The best part is methanol is about the cheapest stuff you can buy.

eherlihy 10-27-2013 03:56 PM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
For unvarnished teak, try Murphy's Oil Soap and water... it really does work wonders on dirty teak. After, apply teak oil, and the interior will look like it did when it was new.

jimgo 10-27-2013 11:16 PM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
Olson, I'm sorry, without pictures we can't trust you. ;)

Tim R. 10-28-2013 08:55 AM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
Our previous boat, an Ericson 35-3, had the same issue. Here is a link to our refinish project.

Interior Refinish - TKRonaBoat

WinterRiver 10-28-2013 09:20 AM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
Wow, Tim, that was quite a job. Beautifully done!

zeehag 10-28-2013 10:54 AM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
i use orange oil or murphys oil soap to get rid of the hand grease then orange oil or lemon oil to spiff it up


my interior is , as are most formosas, damnear all teak inside. like fancy furniture.

olson34 10-28-2013 11:38 AM

Re: Grime
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jimgo (Post 1111348)
Olson, I'm sorry, without pictures we can't trust you. ;)

That's OK, we are all rather cautious of anyone who is "asleep at the wheel" ! :laugher

Pictures... somewhere on the cam chip or the HD. Still looking...
Sorry 'bout that.

Loren

ps: just noticed that someone with Admin. powers had added a sentence to my prior post. I changed it back. It seemed to reference stuff that might link to the chandler part of this site. Odd. I guess that it was someone with some "admin" powers since they left no footprints.

gamayun 10-28-2013 12:06 PM

Re: Grime on interior teak
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tim r. (Post 1111428)
our previous boat, an ericson 35-3, had the same issue. Here is a link to our refinish project.

interior refinish - tkronaboat

wow!!!!!


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