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Old 09-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Re-glazing windows. Will this work??


Iím removing my 1920ís window sashes to make needed repairs including removing the old glazing and glass, cleaning up the wood then re-bedding and glazing. Iím okay at glazing but It occurs to me that instead of using traditional glazing compound, letting it cure and painting it I could use some kind of white plastic material (nylon, acrylic, polywhatever) machined to a wedge shape. The glass would be embedded in a bead of silicon and then use another small bead of silicon to attach the plastic wedges around the parameter and provide a seal, mitering them at the corners. The windows will never be exposed directly to the elements except sunlight as storm windows will be permanently attached. Previous to installing the glass and wedges I could paint the bare wood channels using one of the thin epoxies made for sealing wood. Am I overlooking something or is it simply not a good idea? Thanks.

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Sounds ok,but,there must be some flaw in the logic, somebody will be along to say what.

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#1 How would you ever change a pane of glass once the glass and the trim have been siliconed in place?
Silicone is not paintable.
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Just get the Glazing compound in the caulking type tube. As for Silicone type caulks, joecaption, yes there are types that can be painted.
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#1 How would you ever change a pane of glass once the glass and the trim have been siliconed in place?
Silicone is not paintable.
Wasn't planning on great gobs of silicon and don't see a problem replacing a broken pane. I've certainly disassembled other things that had been siliconed together. The point of using a white plastic material is it wouldn't need to be painted and that's the big plus in my mind. Definitely not interested in using a tube type silicon caulk.
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Wasn't planning on great gobs of silicon and don't see a problem replacing a broken pane. I've certainly disassembled other things that had been siliconed together. The point of using a white plastic material is it wouldn't need to be painted and that's the big plus in my mind. Definitely not interested in using a tube type silicon caulk.

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