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JimU posted 11-04-2002 10:29 AM ET (US)   Profile for JimU   Send Email to JimU  
Just cleaned the teak on my new boat using star brite cleaner and brightener. What a difference!!! Local West marine store recommended against oiling, Says it turns very dark. I don't want to varnish. Opiniions, please. Is it desireable to leave it unfinished?
thanks JIM
JBCornwell posted 11-04-2002 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
I would use Star Brite's Gold Teak Oil.

That is what has been on my teak for 2 years and still looks great (not black).

Red sky at night. . .
JB

JFM posted 11-04-2002 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
I'll second JB's recomendation.

I use it in my teak furniture business exclusively.

Regards, Jay

OutrageMan posted 11-04-2002 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I hate to be the odd man out, but after using many different produts for teak, I have become a convert to Daly's Sea Fin. I believe it must have a higher varnish content that the others I have tried, because it lasted nearly the entire season - even on my swim platform.

Brian

jimp posted 11-04-2002 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
JimU -

Depends on what you like, she's your boat.

For years my Dad had a 38' Post Sportfisher on Eastern Long Island with a 12'x12' teak cockpit. We'd use the teak cleaner & brightner, then leave it natural. It was always bright. But it was susceptible to potato chip stains (and other snakes that have a oil content), so no potatoes or Fritos aboard.

On my Montauk ('88-'97) and Revenge 22 (current) I use teak oil. Makes it darker, but I think it protects it more in an area where we have 90" or so of rain each year. We also have occasionally have earthquakes that are felt in Louisiana!

JimP

JimU posted 11-04-2002 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Thanks, Idecided to use the Star Brite Golden Oil. It is a little darker than natural but looks good.
JIM

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