Teak Deck Sealant meets or exceeds the requirements of Federal Specifications TT-S-0027, Type II, and Military Specifications C-18255E (Ships), Type II.
SURFACE PREPARATION The surface must be dry, clean and free of all old caulking materials. Cut back weathered surfaces or rot by routing, sanding, or sawing to solid wood. Rotted wood maybe treated with "Git"-Rot. When new wood is coated with preservatives such as Woodlife, the surface must be thoroughly sanded before application. We recommend a thorough washing with an oil free solvent such as BoatLIFE Life-Calk Solvent and Cleaner or pure acetone1. If painting or varnishing is desired, it must be done prior to applying BoatLIFE Teak Deck Sealant.
JOINT EXPANSION It is recommended that dimensions be established for each joint in conformance with service conditions. Width of joint may be determined by calculating expansion and contraction of limits of the structure during temperature extremes and multiplying by a factor of 4. For example, if a joint will open and close 1/4" under temperature extremes, the joint should be designed 1/4" times 4, or 1" wide. No joint should be less then 1/8" wide.
CAUTION: DO NOT OPEN CONTAINER UNTIL READY TO USE
1. Clean surface and wash with Life Calk Solvent & Cleaner or pure acetone.
2. Application of bond breaker is recommended.
3. Apply Teak Deck Sealant with a hand or air operated caulking gun, putty knife or trowel.
4. Tool seam.
5. Sand after 24 hours. (Do not use an orbital or oscillating sander. A belt sander is recommended.)