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post #4 of Old 04-30-2008
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I've found the points regarding matching older teak that L&S made are for the most part, very true. In my profession though, I've worked with many refinishing pros who can do wonders with matching new to old . . . for a pretty steep price though.

The best success I've had is to strip the old varnish from the teak surrounding the port - up to a point where the surface plane or material changes. Use a heat gun for this followed by sanding - being careful to not remove the teak plies if working with plywood.

Fill the grain with a grain filler compound, if that what exists and use a varnish that simulates the satin, aged appearance of the interior. In my last boat, Interlux Goldspar Satin matched perfectly.

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