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architectural glass mounting ... rubber/epoxy?

Postby tonyroberts » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:31 am

Hi all... good to see you all still here!

I wish to mount thick cast glass - like dalles, but glass cast and stained in my kilns, 15-25mm thick - in a resilient framework, able to withstand occasional vibration. The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral has its acres of glass set in a sort of black rubbery matrix, which would be perfect! But - what is it? It looks rather like the rubbery stuff that they lay down under the play equipment in children's playgrounds.

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Re: architectural glass mounting ... rubber/epoxy?

Postby DonMcClennen » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:58 am

I'm thinking it might be a form of a material like Thiokol which is black and is/was used to install car windshields... flexible and very strong..
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Re: architectural glass mounting ... rubber/epoxy?

Postby tonyroberts » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:25 pm

Thanks.... but no, this stuff is two-three inches deep, more like the dimensions of the concrete in modern architectural stained glass panels.

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Re: architectural glass mounting ... rubber/epoxy?

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Re: architectural glass mounting ... rubber/epoxy?

Postby Bert Weiss » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:44 am

You can get silicone epoxy that comes in 2 parts. Some are clear and others not.

I am a fan of using L screws. They are minimally visible, and will not let the load fall off.
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Re: architectural glass mounting ... rubber/epoxy?

Postby Valerie Adams » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:23 pm

You can get black flexible grout but that's assuming the glass is mounted to something I believe.


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