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Black Rot Spot on Teak Bulkhead Repair

After being away from the boat for a few months we recently noticed a black rot spot (about 6" x 15" oval) on our teak bulkhead. We tracked the leak down and repaired but are left with the ugly spot. Structural integrity is not an issue but seeking any ideas on addressing the spot. The bulkhead is 3/4" ply with teak veneer that has been rotted out. Has anyone been faced with similar challenge on repair? All ideas are appreciated. Thanks

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Is the wood rotten or is it just mold/mildew staining it? If the wood is actually rotten, then it should be replaced. If it is just stained, try using oxalic acid on it to bleach it.
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Find a nice picture of your boat at least 6 x 15, frame and apply.

This assumes that you have stabilised the rot.
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Thx guys. Ill try the oxalic acid first.
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try ajax first it also has oxialic acid in it but a lesser amount so is easier to control and clean up
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Failing acid, try "Snappy Nu-Teak"...i have had good luck with this 2-part 2-step bleach.
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