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  1. #1
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    Default Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    The engine cover and a small step (18" X 12") have a poor imitation teak style finish to them

    I'm not particularly botherd about it looking like teak, but would like a consistent finish. The attached file shows the engine cover. There's no room for a thick flexiteak style stick on finish. It's almost like it's printed on, but as you can see it's flaking off.

    Any suggestions? Half tempted to sand it back and floor paint it.
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    Who is the manufacturer?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    Quicksilver. Arvor etc, Poland. I have not had much help from them in the past (eg owners manual, wiring diagram etc)

  4. #4
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    Durban, South Africa. 'Elle' Auxerre
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    Default Re: Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    If you are going to keep the boat then make new covers out of teak (as we did). Takes a bit of sourcing and if you can't do it yourself then find a carpenter. Bit costly bur very satisfying.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    Remove the fake teak and replace it with Treadmaster.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    Used this on the bridge floor.

    Use plenty of glue especially on edges.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/95x35x5mm....c100010.m2109
    Last edited by paulajayne; 20-08-18 at 08:25.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Fake teak failing badly, how to sort?

    Read up about Flotex. Apart from colour fade in lots of UV it is virtually indestructible. Have had it on my cabin sole for 25yrs.

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