In the many years of working with, I have still been asked, have you repaired leaded glass doors panels in the doors? My first reaction is no. Memories of trying to hire or sub-contract with a local repair specialist proved more difficult than to sell them a new door. If the door is years old, replace it, you will be happier in the end because while you may have spent more than the budget allows it, you will not spend so much more because repairing lead glass doors is not one cheap affair, and deter nervous with time constraints.
Here steps to replace a leaded glass doors panels in a door. Remove the door. The door must be laid flat to allow extraction of the cone (s). Once the door is laid down, the local repair specialist will start extraction. The lead came must be cut to reveal the glazed edge of the door panel that has to be replaced. When the bevel edge is exposed, the glass is removed and replaced with an exact copy of the original. It is set back in the Came channel. Once the glass has been replaced, the substrate is wrapped between the glass and the wire to ensure a tight fit and prevent any air duct in the center panel of the door. Once competence is set, the lead that was originally removed is replaced. It will be resoldered to make sure the panel is completely safe for the Came channel.
At completion, the local repair specialist will inspect the work. It may take longer if they decide the appearance of the door is not in line with the original work. Leave them alone while they complete the work. When they are done you are OK with their work, thank you lucky stars. Reparators are not too weak to the heart because you are dealing with a local repair specialist. Who has the craft just happening to appear as the construction work. It’s not, it’s an art craft and you should always keep that in mind when you make the decision to repair a leaded glass doors.