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Heating it up with a hot air gun will soften it to remove.

Mr. Hardware describes another method to remove putty. You will need 1 pint of linseed oil, 1 pint of household bleach, a sturdy paintbrush and a putty removal tool. Combine the oil and bleach in a clean container, mix it, and brush it onto the hardened putty until it looks wet.

Let the mixture sit for an hour, and apply a second coat. Allow it to work in for 24 hours before returning with your putty knife. Test a small area to see if it was effective; if it has not dissolved, repeat the process.

Once the putty is dissolved, you can remove it with the putty knife or another tool, being careful not to damage the glass.

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thanks, though will the bleach effrct the brass too much? also here in switzerland you cant buy bleach just javell water. Think by the smell its chlorine based.

Have express posted linseed oil, also hard to find here. will try it out

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Like England losing on penalties.

Smothered the bezel with linseed oil, wrapped in black plastic
And left in the sun on the terrace. Great result , in the evening
The glass fell out. Perfect. This morning cleaned 90 percent of
the putty off of the glass then
Glass 1
Me     0
Oh well, ordered new glass coming on Tuesday. Starting on bezel now.
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