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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-22-2011 07:19 PM
chrisncate ^ Huh, thought it was only me..
12-19-2011 07:45 AM
Minnewaska Exterior mahogany will raise one's stress level and reduce their lifespan by 10%.
12-19-2011 02:58 AM
tdw For mine, natural teak outside, varnished mahogany (preferably satin) in.
12-19-2011 01:22 AM
mitiempo Varnished, not grey. If it is let to go grey it may as well be teak as it will last untreated, mahogany won't.
12-19-2011 01:06 AM
chrisncate Looks great

Still, I like the mahogany better..

12-19-2011 12:52 AM
mitiempo Really?
12-19-2011 12:17 AM
chrisncate
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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
The zinc probably will make it a bit more gray. The diesel will make it slippery and smelly as Brian suggests.
You should seriously look into using the Japan colors I linked that will stain it any color or shade you like. Other gray stains will do the same thing but you can have more control over the nuances with Japan colors.
Well, the idea was to achieve that natural patina... naturally.. but thanks for the info nonetheless. I'm just going to varnish the pieces, maybe someday I'll replicate these trim pieces in teak and let them then go grey. Prolly not.

Teak may be the best boat wood for the wear, but it's mahogany hands down for the beauty..
12-18-2011 10:12 PM
mitiempo There is a good reason that teak is the predominant wood used on the exterior of a boat.
12-18-2011 10:08 PM
CalebD The zinc probably will make it a bit more gray. The diesel will make it slippery and smelly as Brian suggests.
You should seriously look into using the Japan colors I linked that will stain it any color or shade you like. Other gray stains will do the same thing but you can have more control over the nuances with Japan colors.
12-18-2011 09:07 PM
mitiempo Makes it slippery and smells?
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