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Dorymb



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Putty Reply with quote

I noticed that there is quite a bit mentioned concerning window putty. What's up with the different brands? I am using Dap 33. Seems like everyone is talking about Sarco. Is Dap considered inferior? It's working fine for me over 8 years or so, but I do have 8 more windows to do.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is your 8 year old Dap 33 holding up?

You could try out one of the other putties on one window, and see how you like it.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran a service call on one of our 6 year old jobs. Ended up having to reglaze four sashes cuz customer did get the sashes painted. It was Dap33 that I used. crumbling away it did. One good thing it was easy to clean off. Almost powder.

We ordered Sarco type M last week and its still available in two gallon buckets, but we were also asked if we wanted it in natural color or gray. That as new to us--the two different colors in type M.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's interesting, DAP 33 lasted 6 years. I'd like to know more about how it failed.

What was the pattern of failure? (Was the failure greater on the lower line of putty? More at the corners, or more in the middle? More in the lower sash than the upper, Etc.)

Did the DAP get those cracks that go right across the line of putty?

What was the weather exposure? (south or north, gutters above, etc.)

Did it seem like the DAP crumbled out from underneath the paint, or did the paint fail letting the weather in to the DAP?

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