Mirror Resilvering

Bear Glass can provide the best mirror re-silvering service for you.

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Bear Glass Mirror Resilvering

Who does not want to take a look of him or herself at a mirror? And it always brings back the nostalgia if the mirror is an old one. For an old mirror it is natural that it would be a little discolored or fade, as that adds a different charm to its character. But neither for the old nor for a new mirror we expect a fade reflection or spots on the mirror glass. All you need to bring back your mirror's glory is resilvering.

Bear Glass can provide the best mirror re-silvering service for you. For more than forty years Bear Glass has proven its expertise in all kind of glass works nationwide. Now it's your turn to experience the quality of service we are offering.

 

Mirror re-silvering process:

Bear Glass uses modern technology of aluminum silvering for mirror re-silvering. In this process, a sheet of glass is placed in a vacuum chamber along with electrically heated nichrome coils to sublime the aluminum. The hot aluminum atoms travel at a straight line in vacuum, when they hit the surface of the mirror or glass, they cool and stick to it. Afterwards it needs either an evaporation of quartz onto the glass, or to get exposed in the open air or pure oxygen to form the layer of aluminum oxide.

Silvering is mainly the chemical process of coating a glass with a reflective substance. Earlier silver was coated on the glass surface. But later sputtering powdered aluminum or other compounds are used in the place of silver. Therefore today, this process is also known as aluminizing.

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Silvering is mainly the chemical process of coating a glass with a reflective substance. Earlier silver was coated on the glass surface. But later sputtering powdered aluminum or other compounds are used in the place of silver. Therefore today, this process is also known as aluminizing.

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Bear Glass does mirror re-silvering for all kinds of mirror-glass. If you find your household or showroom mirror has got affected or damaged, bring it to Bear Glass. We guaranty you a satisfaction that you have never had before. We ship our glass-products nationwide.

Some FAQs about Mirror Resilvering:

 
1. Is it possible to resilver a small portion of the mirror?

Ans: Yes, it is possible to resilver a portion of your mirror to resilver. Unfortunately, satisfactory results are not achieved while doing so. If you want a better result, go for a complete re-silvering.

2. What is used to silver the surface of the mirror?

Ans: Earlier silver was coated on the glass surface. But later sputtering powdered aluminum or other compounds are used in the place of silver. Therefore today, this process is also known as aluminizing. It helps us to make the service cost effective.

5. Does Silver Paint touch up works as resilvering?

Ans: It doesn't. If you do so, you will get disappointing results. Mirror resilvering process does involve many steps and techniques that is not possible at home unless you have the knowledge.

If you have any other question in mind regarding mirror resilvering, please contact our mirror experts. We are ready to offer you free consultancy.

3. Is resilvering needed?

Ans: Sometimes mirrors appear to be dirty or streaked on the front surface. The silvering on the back has no problem. So clean the mirror surface properly to check that it has no damage on the front surface.

4. Resilvering longevity?

Ans: The resilvering should last for decades. However, we can't control the conditions in which mirrors are hung or mounted. Bathroom mirrors or other mirrors subject to excessive moisture has chances of getting disturbed quicker than mirrors in the bed room or other places.

6. Deterioration on the edge

Ans: This is very common, frequently occuring on bathroom mirrors where moisture has puddled on the edges. It might not have been installed or sealed properly in the first place. If the mirror is large simple rectangle without bevels it will be cheaper to buy a new mirror than to have it resilvered. One solution for the problem is to cut off the damaged area and then remount the mirror. Bear Glass provide the mirror cutting service of any thickness.

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