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NO Days Glaze is an easy-to-use stained glass pre-formed glazing strip designed to be placed into your lead or zinc came first versus brushing putty and cement in last. NO Days Glaze seals and adds strength, at the same time increasing productivity when building a leaded or zinc stained glass window. Through development of this unique glazing formulation, stained glass professionals and hobbyists can now eliminate the tedious and messy process found in traditional putty or cement glazing methods. By choosing to use the NO Days Glaze process of building your stained glass window, you are able to unlock all the unique benefits of building a solid, more resistant and resilient stained glass window.
Traditional putty and cement glazing methods are difficult to work with, create a weak bond, release fume byproducts, add extended cure time and consistently need to be mixed to maintain a usable consistency. NO Days Glaze is always ready (off the roll) to eliminate traditional glazing methods and deliver to you its superior bonding and sealing capabilities.
NO Days Glaze is available in multiple widths from 1/8" (3.18mm) to 1/4" (6.35mm) to fit a variety of sizes of lead and zinc came in continous rolls of 25 ft, 50 ft, 100 ft and 250 ft.
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What width of NO Days Glaze do I need?
|Figure 1||NO Days Glaze Width = Came Channel Width|
NO Days Glaze is manufactured in 7 pre-formed widths. Regardless of what lead or zinc came type or brand you are using, there is always a NO Days Glaze size available to fit within your metal came channel. The NO Days Glaze is slightly undersized in width to allow a snug fit into your lead or zinc came channel.
Three Side Advantage
A Superior Technique for Structural Strength and Sealing
The advantage of NO Days Glaze is in its ability to provide a strong bond and waterproof seal using all 3 sides of the metal came and glass surfaces. This is accomplished by placing the NO Days Glaze into your lead and zinc came channel first versus brushing putty or cement in last. This slight change in assembly process allows for increased structural strength and superior sealing. When packaged with the benefits of ease-of-use, time-savings and low cost installation, NO Days Glaze is the ideal product for building quality stained glass windows.
Surface Area Equals Strength (Compare the Differences)
Diagram A represents how traditional putty or cementing methods can allow for bonding and sealing failures over time by failing to use all available surfaces. Diagram B represents the full 3 side sealing and bonding capabilities of NO Days Glaze.
|Diagram A (Putty or Cementing Methods)||Diagram B (NO Days Glaze Method)|
|Traditional glazing methods do not allow for an already weak bonding material such as putty or cement to fully take advantage of all available glass and metal came surfaces.|
The Inside Out method using NO Days Glaze allows you to take advantage of ALL available surfaces by placing the NO Days Glaze into the metal came channel FIRST versus brushing the putty or cement in LAST.
3 Methods of Assembly and Heating with NO Days Glaze
Hobby Cure Method (Tool Required: Standard Heat Gun)
This method is ideal for beginners or for professionals wanting to test NO Days Glaze first. This method is the slowest. After you familiarize yourself, proceed to the Quick Cure or Professional Fast Cure Methods.
Assembling, Heating and Curing Piece by Piece. Insert NO Days Glaze into lead or zinc channel and heat as you go. Solder joints at the end when all came/glass edges have been heated using a standard heat gun. This method requires no special glass cutting to prevent pattern growth due to further insetting glass into channel (against the heart) when NO Days Glaze is heated
Quick Cure Method (Tool Required: Standard Heat Gun)
Assembling Entire Window, Heating and Curing at the End. Insert NO Days Glaze into lead or zinc channel. Assemble your entire window. Solder joints and heat each length using a standard heat gun where the glass meets the came. Special glass cutting required if pattern growth is a concern. Each edge of glass must be cut short by 1/32" to accomodate for the thickness of NO Days Glaze before heating.
Professional Fast Cure Method (Tool Required: NO Days Universal Curing Station)
Click here to review the details of the special glass cutting required when using the Quick Cure of Professions Fast Cure Methods of Assemby. Please note that will all methods, we recommend performing a small test sample in order to accomodate yourself with the method and heating time required.
Makes Repairs or Re-Positioning Easy
A unique characteristic of NO Days Glaze is embedded in its ability to be re-positioned. Not always does a glass artisan like the placement of a particular piece as their design comes to fruition. NO Days Glaze will give you the benefit of re-heating your glass piece in order to re-position it. This gives you the flexibility to easily adjust sections of your stained glass window until you are satisfied with the design.
This same unique characteristic also makes stained glass repairs easy to perform. The ability to re-heat and re-apply your old or new glass panel makes NO Days Glaze the optimal choice offering instant flexibility as you re-assemble your piece to form your repaired stained glass window.
NO Days Glaze Phase-Change Temperature
The NO Days Glaze inside the lead or zinc cannot be re-activated by indoor or outdoor temperature conditions due to elevated phase-change temperature of the compound of 160F / 71C. For triple glaze stained glass windows, we recommend ventilating the enclosed space to allow consistent air flow and prevent continuous heating of the enclosed space between the 2 outer panes. Failure to properly ventilate your triple glaze window may result in a "greenhouse effect" thus raising the temperature of the enclosed space. Ventilation of a triple glaze stained glass window is an industry standard building technique and will ensure longevity of your triple glaze stained glass window.
The Pre-Formed Glaze Advantage
The pre-formed advantage of NO Days Glaze allows us to meet a wide variety of stained glass window applications designed to be used with an array of metal came types and brands. NO Days Glaze is pre-formed to dimensional and thickness tolerances manufactured to superior quality guidelines set forth by our ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certification. A high standard that ensures you receive the same consistent quality product every time.
The Road to Building a More Resilient Stained Glass Window
When looking at the overall picture of producing a stained glass window using lead or zinc, from concept to completion, much less physical labor and time is involved when using NO Days Glaze as your glazing solution.
Since there is no process of forcing the putty or cement between the glass and metal came, no waiting to cure, no clean up, no waste, no shelf life, and no flipping over the window to glaze the other side after the first side has cured, NO Days Glaze is the ideal product for assembling and marketing a better stained glass window.
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