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|11-20-2007 11:34 PM|
I'm not a big fan of gym cote (sp?). The previous owner of my boat used it on my solid Teak sole and would love to find the time to remove all of it. I've done some removal and the stuff is very hard to get off. If it was on lamnated Teak I think you would have trouble removing it without destroying the veneer. It'd held up fairly well, but is very slick when wet and has darkened a lot over the years.
Just my two cents.
|11-20-2007 05:25 PM|
Yes, if you've got a sole to refinish.
Originally Posted by Northeaster View Post
|11-20-2007 05:13 PM|
|Northeaster||Thanks all, for the clarification. Just wanted to know if I needed to pick up the Ultimate sole product, while on a boat supply shopping spree.|
|11-20-2007 02:27 PM|
|teshannon||A little late on this post but I have used US on my boat and it's fantastic.|
|11-20-2007 02:08 PM|
|sailingdog||Well, considering that you generally have to cut it to size, having it pre-finished would kind of be a pain...since you'd still have to finish the cut edges... by leaving it unfinished, you can at least know that the finish is compatible all around.|
|11-20-2007 02:06 PM|
|AjariBonten||And be sure to seal the sides (Endgrain, if it were "real" wood)!! That stuff sucks up moisture like a straw, and will destroy it faster than a run away belt sander!|
|11-20-2007 01:55 PM|
The plywood you buy for that purpose is unfinished... you will have to apply a finish of your choice or watch it quickly deteriorate. Bummer considering what they charge for those sheets.
As noted above, Ultimate Sole finish seems to be one of the best for high gloss and nonslip properties.
|11-20-2007 12:42 PM|
|Northeaster||Sorry to revive an older post, but, I will be buying a 4x8 sheet of teak and holly, to put down for the cabin sole this winter. Does it come prefinished, or will I have to use something like, Ultimate sole, or Helmsman.. mentioned above? I want to make sure it looks great, and lasts!!|
|05-22-2007 11:38 PM|
|bestfriend||Thanks for the updates guys.|
|05-22-2007 10:52 PM|
Three thumbs up for Ultimate sole.... It goes on easily and dries hard and glossy. Be careful to lay it on wet - a dry brush will leave visible streaks. (Foam brush mandatory - I couldn't find the "expensive" ones they recommend, so used the ordinary ones with success.)
So - I thought, what's wrong with a durable non slippery surface on the salon table? Used US on that too... looks great but it's tough to wipe with a wet cloth - the cloth doesn't want to slide! So I guess the nonskid properties hold true.
Worth the cost, even across the line (ended up close to $100CDN after duties, taxes and shipping!) and it looks like it goes a long way. Used about a 1/3 quart can for two coats on a 35 footer.
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