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Tikitatt
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 299
Posted: 2007-06-12 8:44 pm   Permalink

How do I stop my tiki god from rotting? It's starting to rot from the bottom of the tiki on the backside where it's not carved but has bark on it. It's too heavy for a stand however I could place it on a few bricks but not sure how it would look.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mahalo,
Tikitatt


 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 539
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2007-06-12 9:07 pm   Permalink

http://www.minwax.com/products/woodmaint/hardener.cfm Does the Tiki get wet alot ? Is it in a moist location You could let it dry and use a product like this as a base coat and seal it with something (clear coat, wax or ???) Freddie

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HOUSE OF KU
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From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2007-06-12 9:08 pm   Permalink

For got to ask...what kind of wood??

 
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Tikitatt
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Posted: 2007-06-20 08:58 am   Permalink

Not sure what kind of wood it is but will ask my father n law- he'd know. Yes, it does get wet alot for two reasons. I live in Huntington Beach, CA. and it's next to my lawn and pool. Sprinklers hit it almost everyday. Minwax? Should have thought of that one myself being an expainting contractor. Boy was I bad at that. Good thing I got out of that racket.

Mahalo,
Tikitatt


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-06-20 10:50 am   Permalink

establish where you want to display the tiki.sink a treadted 4x4,leaving about half the height of the tiki. place some flat stone slightly pitched forward,to drain water away, just in front of the 4x4.set the tiki on the stone predrilling the 4x4 ,run 2 galvanized lag bolts though the 4x4 into the back of the tiki. make sure you are laging into good solid wood. now, landscape around the 4x4 ,and keep the tiki soaked in a good penetrating protectant. do not seal,penetrate.of course this should be done after you clean out and stop the rot. the rot TD

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-06-20 10:27 pm   Permalink

What's this about tiki pot roasting??


 
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