Paint up those small fire glass holding bars during a fire door gasket change?

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, May 18, 2019 at 3:23 PM

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  1. Don2222

    Don2222
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    Hello
    When replacing a fire door gasket, does it look nicer to clean and grind the metal bracket that holds the glass in? A little more work but nice results?
    Ripped out the old gasket and cleaned out the old reddish orange silicone with a wire wheel & flat blade screw driver, then masked with masking tape.
    I also masked the rope gasket channel so the new gasket will adhere better. :)
    Pic 1 - wire wheel rust & dirty carbon and ash.

    Pic 2 - grind real smooth with a HF $15 grinder and flap pad.
    Pic 3 - spray paint with high temp Stove Bright Satin Black
    Pic 4 - after 2nd coat for good coverage
    Pic 5 - apply the clear high temp silicone
    Pic 6 - Install high quality graphite impregnated 7/8” diameter rope gasket. I always start in lower corner near door hinge.
    Pic 7 - clean glass with single edge razor blade and Rutland white off glass cleaner
    Pic 8. - Done with nice rich and smooth black glass bracket & new door rope gasket. :)
     

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