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Refinsh Teak Swimming Platform off of a Cigarette Boat

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Project by Mattfinisher posted 06-20-2013 03:25 AM 1421 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Refinishing a teak boat platform, filled all cracks, chips, dents, and missing chunks with quickwood epoxy, sanded with belt sanded with 50g and 80g, sanded with DA 80g, 100g, 120g, 150g and finished sanding by hand with 150g. 2 coats of isolante, scuffed with 320g, 9 coats of polyester sealer, sanded too 400g and 4 coats or high gloss polyurethane. Wet sanded with 1500g and buffed with meguires med compound then fine! Looks wet! Customer happy!

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Belg1960

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 09:47 AM

Matt, this is a great restoration. Can a high gloss finish like this only be gotten on hardwoods? How much time does a project like this take? Having never used quickwood epoxy, do you use the color the wood will be when finished? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 06:49 PM

Wow! It looks great. The finish is flawless. Great job!

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 07:09 PM

Ive attempted a teak refinishing before on a buddies boat and I can surely say mine came out no where even remotely close to this one. Wow … what a finish!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Mattfinisher

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 01:48 AM

Thank you for the great comments! Belg1960, you can get a high gloss finish like this on any wood, the quickwood epoxy is from Mohawk and it comes in several different colors, i just used mahogany and it was real close in color you can see it if your eyes are inches away, and I used a few different touch up markers where the colors were really off, mostly to add some grain to the epoxy,

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.” www.facebook.com/johnsonandsons72

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 01:49 AM

Oh, I have about 30 hours into it and about 400$ in materials.

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 10:59 AM

Matt, thanks for the feedback. I found a you tube video called rubbing out a finish which was very educational for me. I love seeing as well as reading the steps involved in a process to make sure I’m not interpreting something incorrectly. Much appreciated. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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