Any source for re-silvering a mirror? The repro ones available are not the size or the shape that I want.
Well, folks on this site rebuild engines, pour babbitt, rebuild coils -- why not re-silver mirrors?
Title: Methods of Silvering Mirrors
Authors: Curtis, H. D.
Journal: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 23, No. 135, p.13
Bibliographic Code: 1911PASP...23...13C mirrors?
Mirror, not mirroe!
Yikes! Too complicated. Is there someone out there that does it?
Any competent glass shop can make a mirror for your application. I had a 5" x 7" beveled edge mirror made recently, cost $45.00.
Decades ago there was a guy here in Oroville that did mirror re silvering, right in his garage. Think it cost me $5 to have a rear-view mirror re-silvered. I also have a full-length mirror he did for me, think that was about $15, it's a family piece, so I had it done (beveled edge).
Sadly, he's no longer around, but it must not be a very complicated process for him to do it out of his garage. You might ask some antique dealers for a lead.
A year or two ago, someone asked for a suggestion on getting headlight reflectors resilvered. Someone suggested some place in the St. Louis area. They could maybe do it, but I don't have their name or address.
caswell plating has a kit. check it out
I dealt with a place that does full size mirror restorations. I brought a mirror off an old Buick I have and asked if they'd do it. Well, when they were done it looked brand new! I couldn't believe the job they did! Incredible work! Cost was $85 and I was all too happy to pay it. You get what you pay for. I can't remember the name of the business. You can try searching online under mirror resilvering. The business is in Skokie, IL.
Has anyone used this? A mirror in a spray can?
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Walters Mirror 1625A Cody Ave. Ridgewood, NY. 11385 email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 718 366 0777 They do a great job. Just send it to them and when you get it back it's like brand new.
Ed aka #4
Seems the mirror paint only works well on glass to produce a shiny "mirror" result. Otherwise it will not provide a shiny surface. In case you are thinking to use it on old head light reflectors.
A place in Wellington, Kansas called "A moment in time" did my two mirrored reflectors for my '14, and they did a great job. I had to wait a while for them but they do good work. 620-399-8765