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Glazing Bead Snap-In Help

A quick learner from San Jose, CA says:
Hi, a few go my glazing bead is getting really old and now too brittle. Could you please suggest which glazing bead would work for my windows. Thanks in advance.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for posting! Please take a look at our 55-029 snap in glazing, or maybe even our 55-017. Do either of these look like they may work? If you aren't sure, please look through our Snap In Glazing category to see if anything there may be of use to you.
A quick learner from San Jose CA says:
Thanks Paul. I had ordered the 55-029 one since it looks very promising but it fits in very loosely. Could you please advise what are my options? Also the bottom glazing seems to be stuck to the bottom of the window glass pane, is there a way to replace the bottom as well?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
It sounds like your glass may not be thick enough. This is a common enough problem. I think it would help if you used a double-sided tape to pack out the glass. You would want to create a thicker bed for the snap-in to lock-in more tightly. This is what service-men do.
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