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Topic: Mirror mounting
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Jul 24, 2005 08:59AM)
Any suggestions for the best way to mount a mirror (large) onto a sheet of plywood for moving and hanging?
Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Jul 24, 2005 12:52PM)
Hiya, Cliff:

Avoid silicone or other adhesives, which WILL react with the 'silvering' on the mirror back. Instead, get over to your nearest glazier or glazing supply house and purchase "mirror mount adhesive," which is formulated to NOT react with whatever shiny substance is filmed on mirror backs these days.

Leland
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Jul 24, 2005 02:35PM)
Thanks Leland,

Good advice as always,

Cliff
Message: Posted by: Paul Arthur (Jul 26, 2005 03:16PM)
You might also want to check into the new glassless mirror film from Rose Brand. It's a thin film that stretches over lightweight frames. It's reflective quality is as good as that of glass mirrors. With frame, a 4'x8'made of this is only 12lbs! Anybody that's ever tried to lift a 4'x8' mirror of another substance knows how heavy they usually are. They also come in a scrim mirror style for gradual bleeding of whatever you're looking at.
Message: Posted by: NFox (Jul 26, 2005 04:47PM)
Here is the Rose Brand link for anyone who's interested: http://www.rosebrand.com/A_Com/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&Product_ID=4048&CatID=8&ObjectGroup_ID=163

Nick Fox