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steelhead5 posted 08-17-2003 11:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for steelhead5   Send Email to steelhead5  
I have this kingsley bates teak cleaner and protector that I use on my teak outdoor furniture, and one treatment a year really keeps them a nice golden blonde color. Im wondering if this product would be appropriate for the teak on my 81 montauk I just bought? Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

Bigshot posted 08-18-2003 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
teak is teak.
Landlocked posted 08-20-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
I agree teak is pretty much teak. Although their are different species from different regions; the natural oils and tanins are likely similar.

One comment on teak cleaner.

Once a year for the past several, I have lightly sanded and applied oil. This year I decided to apply teak cleaner and brightener as part of the process. Perhaps I messed up by sanding first but I've noticed a lot of raised grain. I went ahead and put a coat of oil on the wood to see if it would lay it down but the raised areas are very obvious (fuzzy). I'm going to have to resand a lot of it.

The cleaner really pulled a lot of oil out of the wood some natural and some old teak oil. The brightener noticiably changed the pateana of the freshly sanded wood. I'm very happy with the final color of the wood that came out OK. Just confused as to what caused the grain to raise.

Before anyone asks, I sanded with a palm sander using 250 grit.


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