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Flipper posted 05-12-2002 08:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Flipper   Send Email to Flipper  
Is Cetol the best way to go for a low-maintenance finish on teak? I have been asked to redo the teak on a friend's Montauk but he does'nt want to oil it every season (I'm expensive!).Any Cetol experience would be appreciated.
OutrageMan posted 05-12-2002 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I am not a fan of Cetol. I think it looks like plastic.

When I first got my Bertram, the swim platform had Cetol on it. By the end of the season, it was in need of a re-do; just like teak oil. The boat is kept in a slip in Green Bay (the water body, not the city).

Brian

Taylor posted 05-13-2002 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Some discussion of Cetol at the bottom of this thread http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002423.html
JLL posted 05-13-2002 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for JLL  Send Email to JLL     
Flipper,

I have used Cetol for years on my teak. Seems to work great up here on Lake Erie. I have found that teak must be stripped and cleaned very well. Start out with a few coats of Cetol, (follow directions carefully)
then top off with 2-3 coats of Cetol Gloss.

I usually get 3 years out of it before I have to follow up with a "maintenance coat". If you get a nick in the finish, touch up immediately

JFM posted 05-13-2002 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Here is west marine's survey http://westmarine.consumerreview.com/categories/12/398/ . I haven't used Sikkens, but a competitive teak dealer swears by it( he also get a 20% premium to apply it). Regards, Jay
Flipper posted 05-13-2002 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Flipper  Send Email to Flipper     
JLL,three years is more like it.I guess (from what I'm told) the finish tends to peel over a short time if you don't tend to a nick straight away? .Jay, that's a neat little survey;if I try the cetol route, I will try the Sikkens satin finish ('cause maybe it looks like oil?).OutrageMan, I've been trying to keep a finish on the swim platform of our Limestone 24 for eons with no success.That's a drag to hear the same stands for cetol.Thanks for writing in, guys.
dreid posted 05-14-2002 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
See Cetacea page 16 and the reference section article on the Outrage 18' for some good photos of the Sikkens finish on teak. I'm into a third year on a 6-coat Sikkens finish. Periodic touch-up with several dabs to cover nicks, buffing out the final dab wih compound, and the finish still looks every bit as good as it did 2-1/2 years ago. I like the stuff so far.
dreid posted 05-14-2002 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
See Cetacea page 16 and the reference section article on the Outrage 18' for some good photos of the Sikkens finish on teak. I'm into a third year on a 6-coat Sikkens finish. Periodic touch-up with several dabs to cover nicks, buffing out the final dab wih compound, and the finish still looks every bit as good as it did 2-1/2 years ago. I like the stuff so far.

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