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TotalBoat Teak Cleaner Customer Questions and Answers

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I am using this to clean a table and chairs, what surface is best to do the cleaning on to avoid it being damaged or discolored?

Asked on 07/18/2016 by Jimmy Turbyfill

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I use paint drop cloth that you get at Home Depot

Answered on 07/20/2016 by D.J. Powers
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I recently cleaned some teak. Put it on a plastic table on my concrete driveway. No problems.

Answered on 07/19/2016 by JOE ANDERSON

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driveway, cement surface

Answered on 07/19/2016 by robert zuidema

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we did it concrete,but we keep the surface wet with a hose.

Answered on 07/18/2016 by BILL NETTE

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This two part product works well but, I think you should provide a space that allows you to flood the surface of the furniture with water. My concern is that the chemicals may compromise the lawn if you do this work on a grassy area. I would elect to do the application on a driveway to avoid any possibility of damage.

Answered on 07/18/2016 by REX WALDEN

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Jimmy T, We used an inexpensive tarp over our driveway to clean the teak we could remove from our boat. Any run off did not affect the sealed surface in any way. The teak we could not remove was treated according to TotalBoat instructions on the label, attached to the boat. True to the directions, it will affect any permanent caulking. This was not done in direct sunlight, or allowed to dry and rinsed until all brownish {dirty} water washed away. The caulk was not an issue since we were restoring this boat. I've used three other competitive brands of teak cleaners and conditioners through the years. This product is awesome. A little goes a long way!. I'm hooked on Interlux Premium Teak Oil as a finish, have used it for many years. It lasts for a complete boating season, unlike others. Bottom line, I'm impressed with the TotalBoat line of products. I will try their teak oil on some future projects to compare!.

Answered on 07/19/2016 by JOHN EICHLER

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I used a plastic drop cloth from a hardware store.

Answered on 07/18/2016 by ANTHONY SOANS

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We were using TotalBoat Teak Cleaner on our 1941 mahogany sailboat to restore the deck, to brighten the darkened/graying mahogany. It worked very well though we were not prepared for how caustic the chemical was. After applying, we almost panicked b/c it started pulling out the old stain and varnish like we had never seen before, and this after it was sanded. It was hard to believe that amount of old stain was deep in the wood. In the end, it did a beautiful job. Be sure to wear gloves and work quickly, within the proscribed time stated on the bottles. We worked on a concrete garage floor and it didn't harm the concrete. I don't know what it would do to a wood or some synthetic surface. Based on our limited experience, I'd do it on concrete or outdoors or both. I think it would permanently damage/discolor a wood surface. I hope this helps.

Answered on 07/18/2016 by BRUCE D. MARTIN
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I currently have Cetol on the teak, and want to move over to this. Will this Step 1 remove the Cetol? If not, can someone suggest a process to remove the Cetol. Its been on for many years (many coats). I've tried scrub brush and water per instructions, but it is very laborious.

Asked on 05/31/2017 by EdRedSled from CT

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To remove Cetol, you will need to sand or use a paint remover like Totalboat Total Strip prior to using the teak cleaner.

Answered on 06/09/2017 by JD Tech Team
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To remove Cetol from my teak, I applied a "gel" paint stripper and covered with Saran wrap, to keep the stripper from evaporating, once the coating softened, I was able to scrape most of it away with a putty knife, then remove the rest with a scotch brite pad, then used he teak cleaner and oil. looks great, never will use Cetol again.

Answered on 05/30/2018 by Joe
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TB Teak Cleaner left significant orange stains on my gelcoat unlike other 2 part teak cleaners I have used. What should I use to remove the stains? Also, the orange color just kept coming out of the teak. I would rinse the heck out of it, come back ten minutes later, hit it with the hose and more orange would come out. This went on several more times. Is this normal, because other products I've used haven't done this?

Asked on 05/19/2020 by Woody from CT

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The orange color could be from whatever finish was on the teak that the cleaner is loosening up, or it could be the oils and resins in the teak being removed. To clean up the orange on the deck, mix some boat soap and bleach with water and wash the area well. That should clean it up.

Answered on 06/02/2020 by Richard
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HI What type of sponge did you use in this video. I found the video awesome but my kitchen sponge disintegrated on contact. Please advise. Thanks!

Asked on 04/28/2020 by Teamfunannie from NH

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You can used a TotalBoat wiping rag or a scotch-brite pad.

Answered on 04/30/2020 by Paul
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Can the Teak Cleaner be used on Mahogany canoe outwales that have turned silver grey from neglect?

Asked on 06/02/2018 by Blake from Buckner, Missouri

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We have had a good number of customers that use TotalBoat Teak Cleaner on mahogany substrates with good results. For oily hardwoods such as this, it should help bring the color back, but it will also require a fair amount of sanding after to bring down the raised grain. Be mindful of any aluminum that may be on the kayak or the area, and lots of fresh water or masking for areas that you do not want the cleaner to effect.

Answered on 06/19/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Will this product harm an AWL Grip Finish?

Asked on 05/31/2017 by Frank from Boston, MA

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Since awlgrip doesn't even want you to use even soap on their paint I would say don't get it on the awlgrip.

Answered on 06/09/2017 by JD Tech Team
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I am trying to clean and pretty up the Teak on my 1988 Mako. I had originally planned to remove all the teak and do it at home over the Winter...Unfortunately things don't always go as planned and removing the teak didn't work out..It's fastened on there with some sort of elastomeric adhesive in addition to the screws, nuts and bolts - long story short, not coming off without destroying it...With most of the cleaner / brighter combinations they warn against getting the stuff on the fiberglass. Does anyone have experience with that aspect of this product that would be willing to share the experience? Thanks in advance, Bob S

Asked on 04/30/2017 by Bob from Branford, CT

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So long as you keep the area wet with water and don't let any of the solution dry on the teak or fiberglass it should be fine. Be sure to rinse well with water after cleaning.

Answered on 05/04/2017 by JD Tech Team
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Can this product be used on other woods? I have some cypress chairs that need to be cleaned.

Asked on 06/05/2016 by William Keith

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I only used it on teak.

Answered on 07/18/2016 by BILL NETTE
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