How to make make teak look good?

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  1. Customboatguy

    OK guys, I have a question and maybe you all could help out. A customer calls me and asks me how to make the teak on his boat look nice again. Being a paint and fiberglass monkey, I am far from educated on the subject so I told him I'd ask you guys. Any neat products or tricks you all know of? Thank you VERY much in advance. I tried to get him on as a member here so he could ask but he's old :D and refuses to buy a computer... He's a good dude so I'm trying to help.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  2. Fishbones

    Lightly sand and then use Teak Oil.
  3. There's a two part (a & b) solution that they sell at West Marine (or any other marine store) that will clean it and make the teak look new again. They sell a one step cleaner, but buy the two step (much better). Then just oil with teak oil. The stuff works really good.
  4. Outlawman

    This is what I use when I'm ambitious... and I hate wood maintenance.


    Description..............................WM Model#.....MFG Part#....Price.....AvailabilityQTY
    Teak Care Kit - 3 Pints [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 386021 081216 Only $34.99 USD In Stock
    Teak Care - Cleaner, Quart [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 143318 081432 Only $16.99 USD In Stock
    Teak Care - Brightener, Quart [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 143326 081532 Only $16.99 USD In Stock + Add To Project List [​IMG]

    West Marine: Home Page
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  5. Auggie

    The A&B system works great. as South Bend said.
  6. Outlawman

    Tell him to just lay a young naked model on it...

    that should make the old teak look better! LOL
  7. widgeon

    You're obviously a "protective coatings specialist". LOL
  8. Trayscool

    yup. Ill grab some shots of mine tomorrow, turned out AWESOME
  9. Sanding will take out the grey, but also some of your teak. A/B soulution will do the job without having to sand. Just my $.02.
  10. pescaloco

    A & B Teak cleaners are an acid and nuteralizer - no scrubbing

    TSP & Oxalic acid scrub dry powders: hose teak down sprinkle equall amounts brush around to get even coverage. Lightly/Med. scrub and rinse well

    Teak wood should be scrubbed across the grain otherwise the soft woods will get pulled loose and shorten the life span. Think of teak you have seen that has deep grooves in it, this is often from scrubbing with the grain instead of across
  11. Customboatguy

    VERY informative guys. I'll pass the info along to the customer.

    Thank you again!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2010

    muratic acid
  13. Swarthy Dago

    I always add Nitric to the Muratic and then heat it up to about 180 F