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Question DetailsAsked on 8/16/2013

can i have shower frames replace using the same glass so i don't have to spend alot of money

my shower has glass held by gold frames and the frames are old and need replacing. i would like to replace them and keep the glass since there is nothing wrong with the glass and i can not redo the entire shower at this time. i am looking for custom replacement frames for the sides and shower door.

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If you can find a mnaufacturers name on the frame somewhere, they might carry replacement parts.

Most glass replacement companies can get a variety of shower door frame stock, as can many door and window and millwork supply houses. The framing material can be cut and assembled to fit your glass.

Now for the bad news - usually you can get a whole new shower door frame and doors and track complete cheaper than replacing the frame, but check with your local glass shop.

I would question why the frames need replacing - they usually do not go bad, unless your gold finish is starting to wear and peel off.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


i changed mine by smooth sanding just to take the scum and finish off then primed them with a self etching primer. spray one coat very thin so that it barely covers. let it dry. spray again. doing this allows the primer to dry faster and stronger. primer usually dries withing 10 to 15 min if above 55degrees. when done with primer sand lightly with steel wool. very lightly so as not to groove or swirl the primer. then pick out a spray color that matches your decor and repeat the process. If you get a run your applying to thick and to fast. spray lightly and in let each coat dry completley. the thinner the coverage the better it dries and makes the paint much more resilient to scratching. I also did this whit my door tracking. cost me 28 dollars and a few hours in time compared to 300 400 dollars. hope this helps.

Answered 3 years ago by dmccoy1971

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