I'm preparing to set some glass pane into wooden frames. The glass panes are
10x12, and the frame is for a fixed basement windows. I have on my shelf a
bucket of DAP '33 Window Glazing Compound, and a tube of Ace Window Glazing
which is some sort of acrylic compound. My question is, which is better, or
does it matter? The only difference I know of is that the DAP takes a few
weeks to dry before you can paint it, where the Ace acrylic stuff can be
painted the next day.
DAP has a product technical bulletin at
which lists a contact number at 800-543-3840
There's a description of Ace 35-year siliconized acrylic caulk at
The Ace 35-year siliconized acrylic caulk can be covered with latex
paint, while the DAP requires an oil-based primer or oil-based exterior
Post over at alt.home.repair, too, for a possibly greater diversity of
opinions. For what it's worth, *my* opinion is that *any* brand of window
glazing compound is better than DAP. The best I've ever used is S&T (carried
only at *some* Tru-Value Hardware stores, AFAIK), but Ace is pretty good too.
Either one is way ahead of DAP.
On Dec 26, 4:50 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote:
The original compound for setting windows was putty. DAP 33 is a BIG
improvement on putty, both in working properties and in shelf life,
and I've always liked working with it. It's a good substitute for
traditional putty in addition to holding glass well.
I thought the tube-type glazing compounds were not used in the same
putty, though; do you actually work them into a bevel in contact with
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