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Cetol teak cockpit seats or not?
I am in the process of painting the cockpit of my boat and I am removing the teak (actually Arariba, but it's like teak) seat cover panels. I have always just let them go grey and every once in a while spruced them up with a bit of soap, oxalic acid and a brush. Since everything is going to be nice and new on deck, I thought I might try sanding the wood and applying Cetol to have nice yellow glossy wood. I have a few doubts though...
1) Does Cetol go "cloudy" over time in the sun? (I ask because I saw windows done with Cetol that went "milky" in a few years)
2) Can I sand it off without too much trouble and go back to grey teak if I change my mind later?
3) What is the maintenance schedule (re-applying or sanding and re-applying) in the tropics?
If anyone has done their cockpit seats with Cetol, please let me know your impressions and results.
Thanks in advance!