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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Caulk over old glazing for a quick fix?

    I have some old french windows that I just want to look good for curb appeal, the glazing is cracking, brittle and falling out in some spots. I don't want to take the time to reglaze them as I just want a quick fix!! Is it possible to use caulk over the old stuff and knife it down smooth for a quick fix. Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Caulk over old glazing for a quick fix?

    Yes, but as you understand, it's a quick fix. Eventually, you'll have to sc**** it all out and do it right.

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    Default Re: Caulk over old glazing for a quick fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyBL View Post
    Yes, but as you understand, it's a quick fix. Eventually, you'll have to sc**** it all out and do it right.
    Me thinks he intends for someone else to do that.

    Note - "curb appeal". House for sale, likely.

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    Default Re: Caulk over old glazing for a quick fix?

    If you really are going to sell your home, then go for the caulking. Even if you plan to stay, this kind of quick fix works well, I did it around some of our windows too. It didn't last very long though. I think the sun light made it peel quicker than we thought it would. You may want to make some time to do the reglazing.
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    Default Re: Caulk over old glazing for a quick fix?

    Caulk will hold for about 3-6 months before it starts to fail and look poopy, try to use a Dap caulk product.to minamize your labour use a clear elastomeric caulk.
    Personaly glazing only takes about two minutes more and will last for years.

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