From the July 15th Practical Sailor conclusion of article on top teak treatments:
"... While Smith & Co. Five-Year-Clear has not suffered a film failure, we do note some white blotches under the surface, which, according to the company, is the epoxy undercoat turning milky from ultraviolet rays. It lasted five years...[but] now it will have to be taken down to bare wood."
Anyway it goes on to give Five-Year-Clear second place to Honey Teak because of the blotching and because "the epoxy component will probably make removal more difficult..."
Can anyone out there who has five years with had exterior exposed wood CPES'd and varnished or clear coated comment?