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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Glass Tile on Glass Window

I need some help ASAP fellas! I have a huge bid to put together tonight, part of which the customer wants Sicis Glass Tile installed on a window. The net effect will be similar to stained glass.

Has anybody done this before? I would think that it should stick with mastic, since the glass tiles stick? My biggest fear is what it will look like on the back side? I expressed this to the customer and she thought she could have the glass frosted on one side to hide the mastic adhesive.

Any advise would be very helpful!

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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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I think you shouldn't do the job if you think mastic will work.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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I do not know what will work that is why I am asking for help. I do not have the time to research this.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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Is this a bathroom window?
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I don't think it will look good at all from the outside. Are you going to grout it? I think silicone will come loose after awhile. I'd try a few pieces on a scrap of glass and try epoxy. Just guessing here of course
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:35 PM   #7
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It is a window between an office and another room. All interior.
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I just got off the phone with a buddy he suggests silicone as well. how would one apply it evenly? Should I be afraid of my trowel scratching the glass?
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How much do you hafta do Brian?
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Maybe you could use a plastic trowel to spread the silicone or put the pieces in one atta time using a caulk gun.
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That might be the ticket Mike! A cheap throw away plastic trowel and several tubes of clear silicone.
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Well, they ain't gonna be able to see through it when you're done no matter what kinda pookey you use, Brian. How 'bout suggestin' you pewt the glass tile on both sides so it all looks good.

If they like that, then suggest they remove the glass and install CBU instead for you to tile on.

If they want a stained glass look, I'd also suggest they check out commissioning a real leaded glass piece as a replacement. Prolly not gonna cost'em much more than something that will actually work well with their glass tiles, eh? I get nice leaded glass here for something in the neighborhood of fifty bucks a square foot, depending upon complexity.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Get in touch with a stain glass window company. There is a product designed to do just what you are wanting to do. It is very very similar to clear silicone. If done right you won't see the adhesive at all. Once it is secured and dry you can grout it using regular old grout.

I took a stain glass class in college for my "art" credit. I did a stain glass piece using this technique. If I can find it I will post a pic.
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don't know nothin' about that glass tile, but glass artists glue glass together with either epoxy or UV curing glue --such as Loctite IMPRUV glue. They have two types - Their part # 36331 is a thin viscosity clear glue. Good for laminating larger flat surfaces of glass together as well as edge glueing, as in standing glass onto a base for trophies. The other is part# 34990. A thicker clear glue, especially for heavier pieces where you do not want to squeeze out too much glue under the glass before it cures. Thin glue joints tend to be weaker and sometimes "rainbows' appear. Excess semi-cured glue cleans up with denatured alcohol and tissue paper guided on the end of an E-xacto knife.These glues are available in 50 millileter bottles and also larger 1 litre bottles. but then you gotta have a UV light source. if you're interested in this i'll dig up a light source for you.
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