Exterior Teak Trim Replacement

Teak Trim get’s thinner with every sanding.. eventually it needs replacing.  Removing the bungs makes access to the screws below. Removing all bungs and screws first then use a SHARP utility knife to carefully cut vertically along the caulking line that sealed the trim to the cabin side.  Use enough pressure to get some depth yet not too much to risk blade to break or a dangerous slip with the switchblade!  Cut twice or more if necessary until trim pulls off the surface with little resistance. Try to keep original pieces in one pieces as they will be used as patterns to drill the holes and bungs in the new trim sections.  Mark all new pieces: top/ forward arrows etc.  This will avoid having to drill more holes in the cabin sides and will help to align the new pieces exactly where the original ones were.  After all new parts have been dry- fitted/ screwed in place they will be removed and caulking/ sealant applied to the backside.  Then put back on and any extra/ squeeze out caulking cleaned off with a rag and  mild paint thinner.  Finally bungs are glued in, sanded flush and the entire trim piece finished with teak oil or varnish.

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 Teak Trim

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER