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dburton posted 01-15-2001 02:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for dburton   Send Email to dburton  
Has anyone had experience using a bead blaster to clean/strip teak? I have access to a bead blaster. What kind of media did you use? My choices include sand, plastic, glass and others. What psi would you recommend? Is this a good idea or am I just being lazy?
bigz posted 01-15-2001 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Lazy -- you ain't got that much teak --- use that Orange citrus stripper if for some reason it was varnished or god forbid painted --- your going to have to sand even after blasting --- Tom
whalertim posted 01-15-2001 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
Blasting is NOT the way to go! Old stains and such should be removed with a stripper and sanded afterwards. When it comes to refinishing your teak there are lots on good ideas in the past postings.
Just my two cents
tim / NC
Tom Byrum posted 01-17-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
I cleaned my wood with a pressure washer before I sanded and it worked great. Saved alot of time. The dark grey wood washes right off.
Whalerdan posted 01-23-2001 08:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
I agree with the pressure washer. I did it and it worked great!!
lhg posted 01-23-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Question for you guys using a pressure washer to clean teak. One of the problems with any teak cleaning is that the soft fibers wash away easier, leaving the hard, raised grain, which then has to be sanded down. Does this also happen with pressure washing, as I suspect it would?
dfmcintyre posted 01-24-2001 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
In a word....yes. BTDT. Not to the extent that the cleaner guts the softer wood, but if you are careless, you can (with a high power washer) pit the wood.


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