|Home » Forums » Architectural Woodworking » Message||Login|
You are not logged in. Consider these WOODWEB Member advantages:
I am wondering what might be the best way to accelerate the curing of oil based putty glazing compound after it has been put in place against the glass ?
Oil based is not made to quickly or completely dry out for quite some time. Here's what DAP says;
Thank you Rich; not sure you actually read my question?
I read it, just trying to explain that you used the wrong product for quick drying. Ain't gonna happen! Glazing putty is meant to be outdoors, why would you think moving it outdoors or putting a fan on it is going to speed it up when the manufacturer tells you it can take one to two months.
The primary reason for replacing traditional wood windows with pvc was the glazing.
We liked making the windows. The cost wasn't much different. Painting is kind of a pain but it gives more color options.
However, I still believe its that damn glazing. Tricky to do a decent job. Takes forever to cure. Fingerprints everywhere.
One of the purposes of this forum is to share knowledge gained through experience. I was just curious if someone happened upon a method of accelerating the curing time of oil based glazing putty.
You might try the OWWM forum.
Thanks for explaining the purpose of the forum.
If you used Dap, the quickest way to make it set up is to buy some Sarco Type M glazing compound (Amazon), rip out the old putty, and glaze it with Sarco. It will be paintable, with no priming, in 36 hours, in shop conditions.
I build putty glazed sash. I have been using Sarco for years. It takes some education to make it work well. John Leeke, at Historic Homeworks, has written a lot about how to glaze with Sarco. I don't need to repeat it all here. Clean up with whiting is great, quicker and better than water.
To answer your question, there is no way to make putties like Dap set up quickly. Heat does help, but too much can soften the putty so that the glass can slide in the opening, causing diagonal ripples on the sides and slumping at the bottom.
I meant it when said rip out the wet stuff and use Sarco, it's quicker and better.
Thank you Jack; I always do use Sarco brand.
Gary, If you are using it, the Dual Glaze Sarco putty sets up slower than the Type M.
I haven't run into too much oil in Sarco putty, but in Dap and UGL Gla-Zol there can be too much oil out of the can. To dry it, I roll the putty out like pie crust on very clean corrugated cardboard, the roll the cardboard up. After an hour, it has pulled a lot of oil out. The cardboard has linseed oil in it, and might need to be disposed of like flammable rags. if it's too dry, I add linseed oil back in.