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  1. #1
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    Default Best gap filling for teak

    Got to repair a hatch, teak frame with perspex top. Frame dissassemble and cleaed up, noting has been repaired a few time in the past. On dry reassembling noted gaps, some up to a 1mm, at the corner joints.
    Any reccomendations for a glue, gap filling? for teak. Only looking for small quantity as small areas to glue.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Best gap filling for teak

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Got to repair a hatch, teak frame with perspex top. Frame dissassemble and cleaed up, noting has been repaired a few time in the past. On dry reassembling noted gaps, some up to a 1mm, at the corner joints.
    Any reccomendations for a glue, gap filling? for teak. Only looking for small quantity as small areas to glue.

    Thanks
    Add Teak sanding dust to the glue you plan to use to fill small gaps. If you use sanding dust from he wood you are repairing this will also make the colour of the filler the same as the original wood.
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    Default Re: Best gap filling for teak

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Got to repair a hatch, teak frame with perspex top. Frame dissassemble and cleaed up, noting has been repaired a few time in the past. On dry reassembling noted gaps, some up to a 1mm, at the corner joints.
    Any reccomendations for a glue, gap filling? for teak. Only looking for small quantity as small areas to glue.

    Thanks
    As I've found that epoxy glue and teak don't seem to go together very well possibly exterior stopper (Brummels?). Obviously if your teak is au naturel, it will come out in time, but if its varnished just seal it in.

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    Default Re: Best gap filling for teak

    Suggestion of adding teak sawdust to a gap filling glue such as a polyurethane or epoxy is good. if you do not have sawdust you can make a coloured filler with microballoons, which are usually brown and fairing filler which is usually white or beige to get a reasonable colour. If you use epoxy make sure you then coat the whole frame with a UV resistant coating such as International Woodskin or one of the spar varnishes.

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