TOOLS & TIPS
Tools and materials required for installation:
- The correct amount and type of Nu-Glaze® profile lengths
- Nu-Glaze® Neutral Cure Silicone cartridges, 1 per every 15 meters of glazing – we recommend having some extra for irregularities and wastage
- A Hammer
- A Flat screwdriver 2-3mm wide
- An old but sharp 22mm chisel
- A Caulking gun
- Cleaning cloths or rags
- A Hack saw or a small craft saw
- Nu-Glaze® Miter Buddy – a 45, 50 and 60 degree version (are there incorrect versions?). MBS for S-profile and MBW for W-profile
- A Utility knife and some spare blades
- Sandpaper – 80 to 120 grit
- Scrapers – those that holds a utility blade works best
- Paint, primer, or varnish if necessary.
- A Pencil
- Glass panel – cut 5mm smaller (on all 4 sides) than the frame rebate, as per normal glazing standards. Test for size and square-accuracy by placing the glass panel into the frame. The thickness can vary from 2mm to 6.38mm, depending on the type of application and Nu-Glaze profile that has been chosen.
A FEW EXTRA TIPS
If you think you will paint the profile a different colour than white sometime in the future, we advise giving each profile a light sanding with a very fine grit (220 – 320 grit) sanding paper and then to applying a coat of PVC Primer (available at any hardware or paint store).
Once the primer has dried sufficiently you can proceed to step 4 in the step by step instructions. Painting and/or priming can be done at any stage afterwards as well. Just make sure there is no silicone on the surfaces you want to paint afterwards. Paint does not adhere to the silicone. Alternatively, Polyurethane can be used instead of silicone.
If the glass panel breaks, first remove all loose shards then slowly and carefully lift and pull the outside/vertical profile up and away from the frame while cutting at the silicone that keeps it in place.
Once all four of the profiles have been removed you can rub/remove the silicone further until the frame rebate is clean enough to apply the new silicone. The same applies to the profile, it can be rubbed/scraped cleaned of the old dried silicone until reasonably clean. If the profile is not damaged it can be re-used very effectively. Silicone stripper can also be used. We recommend first testing on a small inconspicuous area.
PVC can be cleaned best with the use of lukewarm water and a dash of soft dishwashing detergent on a damp cloth.
To clean any excess silicone that may have ended up on the glass use methylated spirits, avoiding prolonged contact with the PVC profiles.
Care should be taken NOT to use any of the following: acetone, benzene, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons, ketones, nitro compounds, esters and cyclic ethers. We recommend researching your cleaning agent and test first on a small inconspicuous area to avoid damaging the profile.
Any dents and cracks on the PVC outer surface can be repaired with PVC Epoxy weld - available at most hardware stores.
Using the Miter Shear on Nu-Glaze® Glazing System
This short insert shows how to use the Miter Shear on the Nu-Glaze® glazing gasket to speed up the cutting process and guarantee an accurate, clean cut.
The blade can be replaced with an ordinary utility knife blade. Most important – keep fingers and other body parts clear of the knife blade. Lay the profile base flat on a shear bed, keep the “nose” of the profile towards you and press down firmly to avoid distortion. Happy glazing!