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Old 09-07-10, 03:01 PM
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window grids

I have windows with the removable grids. Are there "buttons" available to fill in the holes if you take the grids out? If so, where/how can I find them? Thanks!
 
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Old 09-07-10, 03:14 PM
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Wood windows??? If yes, pop out the the old, and fill with color matched putty. Not aware of filler buttons.
 
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Old 09-08-10, 04:15 AM
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Ya, I've never heard of any 'buttons' either [or whatever you would call them] Putty and paint or colored putty the same shade as the stain is what I'd use. You'd want to apply a coat of poly over the colored putty both for looks and to help it stay in place.
 
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Old 09-08-10, 06:37 PM
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Is it possible he is asking about the type of inserts that came with my steel doors with glass and grids? You know what I mean the vinyl plugs that cover the screw holes...they come in a bag taped to the door. I always wondered myself if you could buy replacement plugs for these. Maybe they are vinyl windows and use the same type plugs.
 
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Old 09-09-10, 04:22 AM
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If I remember correctly the plugs to hide the screws in the window of a metal door are smaller than the holes for the grid in windows and french doors. It's also unlikely that the contour would be the same
 
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Old 09-09-10, 03:22 PM
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I understand the size difference, but can you buy replacement for either size? Would that be a special order from the maker?
Just thought of something....do you think the original poster was talking about removing the grids and leaving them off?
Wanting a plug of some sort to fill the trim where it is recessed to fit the grids?
 
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Old 09-09-10, 04:18 PM
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It's been a while since the OP....but I've actually seen those buttons for some windows...can't remember the brand though. They were either wood or vinyl with the woodgrain look. The plugs were kind of a brownish plastic. Didn't look all that great..but prob better than holes in the frame.

Might be able to make some small plugs out of dowel stock depending on the contour of the frame and whether they are stained or painted.
 
 

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