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#1 eruptn

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:03 PM

Hi

I have a set of hand rails on the cabin top, I take it they are teak or similar.

 

It has been suggested I should oil them to give them some protection and make them look more loved, than the curent faded look.

 

Having a read up on oils it appears the use of a sealer is more prefered .... any views out there ?

 

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#2 Black Panther

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:31 PM

I like the grey weathered look.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:01 PM

In my experience oils are a waste of time unless you re apply all the time. Stay with the weathered looks or rub them down and apply Alwood for a long lasting finish.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:06 AM

Deks Olje or Sikens. Deks is an Oil of which you have a No1 and No3. For outside, you start with the 1 and keeps applying till the teak takes no more. Then you finish with No2.
Sikens is more a coating than an oil. Also best used the same way for outside use, by applying the base and then the top.
Both offer the best protection anything is going to give you outside. Deks will last 6 months, then wash and recoat. No sanding. Sikens will give much longer. The more coats, the better protection. You should get two years, then wash and recoat, no saning.
Any forms of clear Varnishes will look great, but require constant recoating and that means sanding down and starting again. 2 pot clear will give you 2 yrs.


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#5 waikiore

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:48 AM

Deks Olje lucky to get six months in Auckland -no matter how many coats, Sikkens like a stain mixed with varnish -ok if you dont like the colour of your wood.

Alwood seems to be lasting the best -at a price.

I still favour two coats of West epoxy followed by seven coats of Epifanes varnish, three years in Auckland before touch up!!.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:02 AM

The main thing I like about Deks Olje (& presumable other similar products) is that it doesn't matter if you leave it too long without maintenance. You can just put more on any time you feel like it -- or not: no risk of having to sand it all back. And application is very easy -- I use an old rag.


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#7 wheels

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

 

The main thing I like about Deks Olje (& presumable other similar products) is that it doesn't matter if you leave it too long without maintenance. You can just put more on any time you feel like it -- or not: no risk of having to sand it all back. And application is very easy -- I use an old rag.

Correct and the same applies for the Sikens. I have tried everything you can think of and have come back to these two products, of which the Sikens is my main choice. Although the Sikens doesn't look as nice as the Deks, but lasts longer.
I tried the Epoxy and two pot clear, but for the hard work and cost, getting 3 yrs is just too short. And you only need a chip early on and it is a major repair job and damn expensive. Single pot clears need a yearly coat as well.


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#8 Myjane

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

Teak oil or brywax is much the same I have brought both they are kind of a varnish , need time to dry , befor recoating if you use housing oil you will be doing it again soon , I binned the timber rails and had them made in stainless and there lies the end of the subject most of the housing oils can’t handle the weather , sail , and most of all teak hates foreign oils most of the time they go black after oiled in time
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#9 jonathan

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

oils don't last you have to go uroxsys now alwood


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

As I said earlier And Johnathon stated alwood is the go. So far 4 and a half years in some trim I installed for the dodger will do the handrails in it when the time comes.
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