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Topic # 226315 1-Jan-2018 15:27
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I have a small DIY 'leadlight' project underway.

 

Without going into the boring details that no-one reads, I need to make several straight joints between 200mm wide glass panels. The panels are 3mm thick.

 

For this purpose I bought some lead channel from the local glazier. It's a double 'U' section, so it effectively joins two pieces of glass.

 

But it's just occurred to me that a rubber product (or neoprene - like whatever they make car door sealing strips from these days) might be easier to use.

 

It'd need to be the sort of thing you'd use to mount, say, a perspex panel into an aluminum sheet. Nar mean? Like installing a caravan window.

 

Anyone used this sort of thing?

 

Many, many moons ago I'd go to a Para Rubber shop (where they sold just about everything except rubbers), secure in the knowledge that they would have the product I sought.

 

But I'm not even sure that Para Rubber still exists.

 

Suggestions appreciated.

 

 


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  Reply # 1927633 1-Jan-2018 15:38
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Para do still exist - I recently went to the store on the North Shore and they had a fantastic variety of mouldings and stuff - great shop. Not sure if they would have what you want.

 

There is one in Chch - worth a go.

 

http://pararubber.co.nz/stores

 

 


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  Reply # 1927638 1-Jan-2018 15:58
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You may find a plastic option at hardware shops. Such a thing exists for use with wall panels etc. Not sure on sizing options though. There are clear mouldings for use with glass, but unsure if there is a double U channel like you're after.




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  Reply # 1927983 2-Jan-2018 10:20
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Thanks guys. Para don't appear to have a simple double 'u' channel, although I only looked online. I should call them - they might not show too much stuff on the website.

 

Actually, what I need is more like an 'I' shape, only with much wider horizontal flanges.

 

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  Reply # 1928008 2-Jan-2018 11:26
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You could try a motor trimmer, they might have something suitable, I have a mate who is a trimmer and he has all sorts of great stuff like that, he is also building a boat so it might come from a marine chandlery someone like Burnsco might also have it.

 

John

 

 





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  Reply # 1928069 2-Jan-2018 14:40
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geekIT:

Thanks guys. Para don't appear to have a simple double 'u' channel, although I only looked online. I should call them - they might not show too much stuff on the website.


Actually, what I need is more like an 'I' shape, only with much wider horizontal flanges.


Cheers.



You can get PVC jointers like that for fibrecement board and panel like Seratone - but they’re all thicker than 3 mm.



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  Reply # 1928089 2-Jan-2018 15:48
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Found this on an oz website. It'd be great if the channels were 3mm.

 

Shucks, somebody must use the size I'm looking for. I'll try tomorrow when a lot of firms are back at work.

 

Cheers :-)


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