Deck Repairs 8

The Cover boards and Fender boxes now get the restoration treatment, Stripping off the beading, cutting off the perished rubber lip, Filling screw holes and then on to the Bulwarks that were repaired and primed, but not filled and faired.

Originally the planks would have been bedded on white lead paste, but that would have meant de-constructing, so this is the next best option to stop water ingress. also the Joints though sound have dried so these needed to be filled also. A long and messy job, but hopefully will only have to be done once in my lifetime.

Back to the final bit of deck repairs!

 

  • Just filling "Screw" holes, ready for sanding Just filling "Screw" holes, ready for sanding
  • all filled ready for primer all filled ready for primer
  • primed! Top of perrished fender cut off, gap to be filled with mastic. primed! Top of perrished fender cut off, gap to be filled with mastic.
  • ready for mastic! ready for mastic!
  • all "seams" caulked (with mastic) all "seams" caulked (with mastic)
  • ready for caulking ready for caulking
  • bit messy but sealed! bit messy but sealed!
  • if you look closly you can see the "wide " gaps which allowed water to get trapped if you look closly you can see the "wide " gaps which allowed water to get trapped
  • what we started with what we started with
  • getting there, nearly finished! getting there, nearly finished!
  • Old caulking and filler out, ready for primer. this section of deck only 5 hours work! Getting the hang of it. Old caulking and filler out, ready for primer. this section of deck only 5 hours work! Getting the hang of it.
  • ready for screw filling, then re caulking. ready for screw filling, then re caulking.
  • Last bit!  no more old sealer to strip out!! 1st primer Last bit! no more old sealer to strip out!! 1st primer
  • step 1  fill all nail and screw holes step 1 fill all nail and screw holes
  • step 2 sand down, step 2 sand down,
  • step 3 2nd primer, now ready for re-caulking. step 3 2nd primer, now ready for re-caulking.
  • One of the hardest things is to decide when to splice in new wood and when to "fill", edge gone but rest of wood sound. One of the hardest things is to decide when to splice in new wood and when to "fill", edge gone but rest of wood sound.
  • Decided...filler, "if less than 3/8 rot/soft" then filler it is (as long as not structural) Decided...filler, "if less than 3/8 rot/soft" then filler it is (as long as not structural)
  • all filled and faired all filled and faired
  • looking so much better looking so much better
  • last few feet! last few feet!
  • suprising what a litle patience will do suprising what a litle patience will do
  • bad timber routed out reADY FOR GRAVING PIECE bad timber routed out reADY FOR GRAVING PIECE
  • screws removed ready for routing, not rotten, but split away with the grain. screws removed ready for routing, not rotten, but split away with the grain.
  • graving pieces in, tommorow fair off, etc. etc. graving pieces in, tommorow fair off, etc. etc.
     
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