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Use Citristrip to remove the old stuff, works great, is water based, just keep moist for an hour or so and wipe the old stuff off.
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An old woodworker told me to use 2 parts boiled linseed oil, 1 part turpentine to keep air dried wood from checking. To paint all 6 sides with it. It worked.
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Finishing Brightwork

I have used Cetol light in the past and was not happy with either the color or the cloudy finish obtained over time. However, this year we sanded the brightwork and applied four coats of Sikkens Natural Teak and two coats of gloss and was extremely happy. A light scrub every year and one coat of clear (gloss) is supposed to be the most required to protect the finish. Time will tell, but it sure looks great now!

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Brightwork Misc.

For "bright" woodworking projects (also in the cabin for drawer slides etc) I've used a product called Slipit (use the non-silicon, Woodworkers, green cans). If you put it on your saw blades (or table for that matter) it won't cause fisheye etc. You can also use the stuff on any combo of metal, plastic, wood and as a brass preservative but I've found several light coats are better than a heavy coat. I also use it on my sail track. You can't find it in too many stores so I order from their website slipit.com). Although, I must admit, I'm a fan of minimal brightwork...more time sailing.
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I tried the "magic formula" from the old salt. IT IS AWESOME...the wood repels water like crazy and looks just as good as the day I applied it. Once again it's one part turpentine, 2 parts boiled linseed oil. Then melt a can of clear Kiwi Wax (apparently it's almost 100% carnuba) in the microwave. Once melted pour in with the turpentine/linseed oil mix. Shake like crazy and apply. I'm still amazed at the results. The first boat in the marina that applied it has had in on almost 6 months now and it still looks dark and rich and STILL is repeling water....Wow, who would have thought something this easy and cheap would work so well.
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I have this exterior rail running along the sides of the cabin top. In one place there is a gap of about 1/16". In the picture, you can see the daylight coming thru the gap. I'm sanding this teak and will put some Slikkens on it. However, do I need, or should I fill that gap with anything?

I don't want to take the entire rail off, but would like to protect the wood within the gap.

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It looks like the wood is warping a bit. You could flood it with penetrating epoxy, clean the excess up with denatured alcohol. Run a tape line to protect the glass and get some varnish down in there or whatever you use.
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Thanks CC. What type of epoxy would you suggest?
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That strip looks like an 'eyebrow' above your portlights...it's supposed to deflect water running off your cabin top so that your ports don't take the full brunt and leak. I can see a bung in the picture I think. The right way to fix this situation is to chisel out the bung, remove the hardware, clean up under the trim, bed the piece using an appropriate (polysulphide) calk, like Lifecalk, refasten, rebung and then finish the piece to your liking.

Or you could just calk it with some goop and go sailing.

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