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Old 04-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Masonite Door Lite removal

I have a Masonite HD Steel door with a Door Lite (window) in it and I was curious if I can remove the window before I paint the door, or do I have to try and paint the door with the window (trim) still in the door?

There is 12 screws holding the window in, and I have a pack of plugs that go in the screw holes, which suggests to me that it's ok to remove the window for painting.

I'm just unsure if there was a sealant used when they put the window in.


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Old 04-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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A royal paint to remove the window and it would break the sealent that stops it from leaking.
Just use a quality 2-1/2" sash brush, your going to need one anyway to paint the low spots on the door panels.


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Old 04-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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ya its a pain peeling the window out of the door but it is possible. just leave it in and use a good brush or buy some good quality painters tape like frog tape and tape it up good.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll try out my new spray painter.

Thanks again.
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