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Old 14 October 2015, 03:58   #1
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Fake teak - question about care

I've got some of that fake teak on my boat, which is great. However I noticed a couple of places where the black filler has started to come away, looks a bit dry or needs replacing.

Possibly due to heat ? (its in the Med)

Is it just a question of removing the loose dried out bit and replacing it like you would with say bathroom sealant ?

Is it some special filler ?
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Sikaflex (or Tec7). A bit of soapy water to smooth off.
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Old 14 October 2015, 14:38   #3
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I would not use bathroom sealant (silicone caulk) as it doesn't weather very well (and actually doesn't like a lot of salt water exposure either. Use a polyurethane material (Sika, 3M 4000 or 5200, etc.) or a marine grade polyether/polyether caulk (Lifecaulk, or other.)

That said, it may also depend on the material your faux teak is - not too much stuff adheres to polyethylene.

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