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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by buford24d, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792


    Hi clem, (Mr.escobar) thats funny stuff, anyway I know you did not in anyway insinuate that, I re-read one of my posts and thought wow "I sound like a prick." You did not come down on me at all so no apologies are necessary but thanks anyways.

    off topic question for a expert handyman
    I am reglazeing my shop windows and the dap 33 I was using ran out so I hit the homedepot and they did not have dap 33 but they had dap55 I never seen dap 55 before I bought it and it feels, smells, handles and looks like the 33 what is the difference between the 2 and is it critical to use a oil based primer or can I use latex even though it says oil based should be used?
     
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    i will now take my own advise and let by-gones be by-gones. :walking:

    to B and Clem, welcome to LS, where the men are men and the tall and beautiful. we are family. we squabble, fuss and fight and then kiss (figuratively, anyway) and make up.
     
  3. Clem Clifford

    Clem Clifford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Thanks nmurph for that warm welcome. I really appreciate it. I have to be honest Mr. Estrada, I have never heard of Dap 55 before. I know there is a Dap53 painters putty but like I say, I never encountered 55 before. What country did you say you were from? I'm glad I have a large can of Dap 33 if they stopped making it. Must be an EPA issue. I've always been a Dap 33 man and will continue to be at least until my supply runs out. Any how, it says on the can to use an oil based paint for best results, but I have always had good luck with Kilz-2 primer. It is a low VOC water based paint. indoor/outdoor. You should let the glazing skin over a bit before painting it. This could take a while depending on your climate. Sometimes I just go ahead and paint right over it carefully with the Kilz-2 and have had pretty good results. I like the kilz-2 because it sticks to just about anything, and it can be topcoated with latex or oil paint. I think the latex paint is more flexible than an oil based paint, and will be less likely to crack when glaze shrinkage occurs. Hope this helps you out.
     
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    thanks clem it is dap 53 my typo they still make dap 33 they just ran out
     

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