Topics

Maintaining faux teak decks

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I would like some input as to how to maintain the looks of the faux
teak decks without ruining the non skid. They are a little chalky
looking. I believe this is the result of being waxed and the not
being waxed for the winter. Do I use a light compound and remove the
old wax and leave them that way or do I apply a coat of caranuba?

Thank

Vito
ASM283
Wanderer

sv_alchemy <no_reply@...>
 

Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine - www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

In May, SV Alchemy suggested "Sure Step" polish to protect the non
skid areas of the Amel from sun damage.. I purchased some and tried
it on the brown faux teak decks on my SM Second Call. No matter how
hard I polish it in, when it dries it leaves a white haze over the
brown faux teak, no doubt because the polishing rag isn't reaching
down into the deeper crevices in the faux teak. The Carib sun will
definitely do a number on the faux teak, lightening it over the
course of several years. Therefore, I am still looking for a
solution. Any secrets out there as to how to keep the faux teak
protected. Michael Glass /Second Call/ Montauk, NY


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., sv_alchemy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine -
www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect
like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
In May, SV Alchemy suggested "Sure Step" polish to protect the non
skid areas of the Amel from sun damage.. I purchased some and
tried
it on the brown faux teak decks on my SM Second Call. No matter
how
hard I polish it in, when it dries it leaves a white haze over the
brown faux teak, no doubt because the polishing rag isn't reaching
down into the deeper crevices in the faux teak. The Carib sun will
definitely do a number on the faux teak, lightening it over the
course of several years. Therefore, I am still looking for a
solution. Any secrets out there as to how to keep the faux teak
protected. Michael Glass /Second Call/ Montauk, NY

Joel Potter suggested using caranuba wax. I did this with similar
results. The wax turned into a white haze. Now I am trying to figure
out how to remove the wax. The only good thing is believe it or not
when its wet it actually helps the non skid properties of the deck.
If anyone has any suggestions Im all ears.

Vito Ciaravino
Wonderer
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., sv_alchemy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine -
www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with
good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals
the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect
like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.