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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-19-2011 06:45 AM
Minnewaska Exterior mahogany will raise one's stress level and reduce their lifespan by 10%.
12-19-2011 01:58 AM
tdw For mine, natural teak outside, varnished mahogany (preferably satin) in.
12-19-2011 12:22 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 12:06 AM
chrisncate Looks great

Still, I like the mahogany better..

12-18-2011 11:52 PM
mitiempo Really?
12-18-2011 09:12 PM
mitiempo There is a good reason that teak is the predominant wood used on the exterior of a boat.
12-18-2011 09:08 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 08:07 PM
mitiempo Makes it slippery and smells?
12-17-2011 09:26 PM
Capt Len Idea! Mix some diesel fuel with zinc napthelate and try it on a sample of mahogany.Might surprise you.
12-17-2011 01:13 AM
mitiempo You really can't let mahogany go unprotected and grey like teak. It will need replacement soon if you do. Teal has natural oils that protect it and it will not rot if left bare - mahogany will.
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