- Sep 11, 2013
One of my teak hatch rails has a “never ending” crack. What filler material should I use to repair it? Some sort of epoxy? I’d like to try and match colors.
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Do this but use a orbital sander. It collects the dust for you but just make sure you clean out the collector before. I’d try to clean out the crack as good as you can to get good adhesion.If you have a piece of scrap teak, take sand paper to it and make a lot of teak dust.
At the end of the cracks drill a very small hole. This will stop the crack from spreading. The hole should be a bit larger than the crack is wide.
Wipe the teak and the crack with denatured alcohol to remove any contaminates and oils.
Mix the epoxy as @ggrizzard suggests and use the teak sanding dust as a thickener. You will need a lot of dust, but teak sands easily. Fill the crack with the thickened epoxy. In the deeper sections take a toothpick, a paperclip or something similar to pop the air bubbles that will be trapped in the crack, pop them, let the epoxy settle, add more epoxy.