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    Posted: 03 Jan 2014 at 4:55pm
I purchased a boat with a fair amount of bright work. The previous owner used Cetol to protect the work. Unfortunately, this was not maintained (maine coat was not applied). As a result, there are several areas where the wood has turned grey under the Cetol. My situation is further compounded by the fact that the boat is on the wet, cool and rainy Oregon coast.

I am hoping you can advise on both a short term plan of action and long term recommendation. 

Sort term, I would like to stop any damage to the wood until I can refinish it in a warmer, drier environment (targeting San Francisco). Does it make sense to apply a coat to the wood in less than suggested conditions (45 degrees and greater than 18% moisture content)? Or is it best to wait two to three months until I can take a long term approach?

Long term, what is the best approach to removing the grey spots? Should I remove 100% of the prior coats to bare wood? Or, as Cetol is breathable, can I 'spot treat" areas and simply apply another maintenance coat? 

Thank you for your advice and commitment to your clients!
Tom Miller

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Tom,
 
I don't think any short term action will be necessary.  Being that the existing Cetol sounds like it is failing, I suggest the following when you are in warmer, drier weather:
 
1. Sand/Strip off all existing Cetol.  (This is the only way you can guarantee a uniform color!  Spot repair will leave an uneven appearance.)
2. Sand up to 220 grit
3. Wipe off sanding residue with Special Thinner 216.
4. If the wood still isn't uniform in color, use Interlux Teak Restorer.
5. Apply 2-3 coats Cetol Marine, Marine Light or Natural Teak\
6.  (Optional) Apply 2 coats Cetol Gloss
 
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Hi Ken - Well, it has taken a while but she's all taped up are ready to go....a neighbor, with an opinion (imagine that) suggested I use CPES as a base coat. I don't plan to do this, but there seems to be quite a bit of discussion out there as to whether this is a good plan or not - thought I would check with the experts....got an opinion?


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