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Mirror making
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Dan    Posted 02-02-2004 at 12:36:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have some glass, can it be painted with silver paint as I was told once or do I pay the glass shop $48 for cutting a 2'x 3' pce. Any one ever try it. Dan in Alberta

hillcountrygal    Posted 02-02-2004 at 19:24:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I made mirrors this last Christmas and they turned out great. First off, make sure your silver paint is the shiny chrome type, regular silver paint is more gray then silver.
The glass must be completely clean & dry and then don't touch it before spraying on the silver paint.
Make sure the mirror can dry in a dust free environment. Leave it for at least two hours past the time needed for it to dry according to the paint instructions.

I would suggest for anyone wanting to try it to buy a dollar picture frame with the glass inside and practice before doing a big project.

Good Luck,

deadcarp    Posted 02-02-2004 at 17:13:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
look around for full-length bathroom mirrors - they run about $10 and the glass cuts good - might have some left for yer toolbox :)

toolman    Posted 02-02-2004 at 13:22:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
lookin forward to hearin about this , i was going to buy a 4x4 mirror the other day , they wanted 86 bucks for it, and i was too cheap.

Dan    Posted 02-02-2004 at 15:08:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I rebuilt a garage special china cab. and want to place a mirror on the inside back.Looking forward to some suggestions toolman.

toolman    Posted 02-02-2004 at 16:51:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like a neat project dan, wish somebody would come along and offer some advice on the mirror, i could use it as well , i want one about 4x3 and would make my own if i figgured it would turn out ok , course i could always keep it in the shop if it didn,t i guess with all them other projects that didn,t quite turn out haha.take care and good luck.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 02-02-2004 at 15:29:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
May not interest you, but I saw a china cabinet that the guy used a piece of black glass behind. So dark you can't see thru it. Reflected images almost as good as a mirror, and looked pretty classy too.

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