old glazing compound


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Old 09-20-07, 11:31 AM
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Question old glazing compound

Hi, folks -
I'm preparing to R&R old and cracked glazing compound from three large old multi-paned windows. Looks like 40 panes per window. Some of it's really ON there!
Big job, hopefully avoiding a big mess, with cracked panes, etc.
I'm told Easy Off oven cleaner will soften the stuff.
Also read a recommendation for a gadget called a Prazi putty-chaser ($25+S&H).\
What do you professionals suggest.
 
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Old 09-20-07, 12:33 PM
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I like to use a 5 in 1 putty knife to remove any loose glazing. The only time I remove all the glazing [unless all is bad] is when removing a pane. Generally if the glazing is well stuck it doesn't need removing - just repainting.

I've never used the putty chaser but have seen them advertised, personally I would think that they are prone to break the glass
 
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Old 09-20-07, 01:55 PM
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Sounds very much like a plan, marksr.
Thanks. I'll break out the loose stuff and prime/paint the rest.
Many thanks!!!
 
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Old 09-20-07, 03:44 PM
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I will 2nd what mark said. If it is stuck that well, leave it alone, just get the loose stuff.
 
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Old 09-20-07, 04:09 PM
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Just for info, the putty chaser works just fine once you get the hang of it. Leaves a very clean seat for the new glazing compound. Hey, its a tool! I had to have one!
 
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Old 09-21-07, 04:54 AM
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One more thing....

Hi, guys-
When I've broken out the old GC and tamp in some new stuff, do I prime it right away? I've got a gal. of new oil-based primer
to undercoat the window and door frames B4 I paint 'em.
(looks like there's always one more thing...)
 
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Old 09-21-07, 05:02 AM
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the correct way to glaze

#1 - prime all raw wood
#2 - glaze when primer is dry
#3 - prime glazing after it dries - 24 hrs is good
#4 - paint


priming the sash prior to glazing will prevent the raw wood from sucking the oil out of the glazing which will lead to premature failure
 
 

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