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Teak question

Finished sanding down my teak cockpit grate, but unsure what would be the best finish to use on it, due to the constant wear and tear of walking on it. Any suggestions?

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Leave it bare wood... lowest maintenance... just wash it down with bleach about every month or so....

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I wash about every month but do like the look of freshly oil teak and it seems to stay cleaner longer with just a little more oil.

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Use 10 layers of nothing, then apply 2 layers of NADA, 3 of Zero, and once you're done...

wash with salt water weekly..
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Oil tends to collect dirt more readily than bare wood IMHO.

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But it's three hours to the sea, what do I do?
Seriously, I was wondering the same thing. My cockpit rails and bow sprit are a little flaky. I was going to sand and put a coat of spar varnish on them. No?
Another thought was to make a new set out of red oak and varathane them. I'd like to make my sprit longer, six now, I'd like to go eight. Not sure why, I just think it'd look cool.
BTW, all you S.F.Bay guys and others in the area. I need(want) a bow pulpit(USED/CHEAP), anybody have any idea where I might find one?

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I've got the nothing and the nada, but I'm all out of zero. What should I do?

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I've got the nothing and the nada, but I'm all out of zero. What should I do?
Well in that case, you can use 1 gallon of Zilch.... and if you don't have it...niente is good, 3 pounds of niente will do..
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But it's three hours to the sea, what do I do?
Well if you go a Wall-Mart, you can buy a product called Sodium Chloride, that you can mix with another product, readily availbe on the water of you r lake, called H2O.

You mix them togheter on a ration of 20% NaCl to H2O, and you obtain a very good liquid teak preserver, thsat prevents the formation of mildew in your teak..

WARNING...do not drink the marvellous teak tratment compound...it will give you enormous thirst, and the urge to make funny faces.

Apply at will, let dry
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I'd recommend putting Cetol on it, say three coats all sides, then watch for wear and reapply when necessary. I think the finish appearance is almost as good as varnish, but the stuff is easy to strip off with one of the teak cleaning products. Should it start to look bad, jsut take it all off..
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