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Thread: Front surface mirror replacement?

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    Default Front surface mirror replacement?

    Hi,

    I have been given a few nice big bounce mirrors with screws for adjustment but they have been stored in a damp environment so the mirrors have gotten black spots from corrosion.
    Would it be possible to just get new mirrors and glue them on top of the old ones?
    What kind of mirrors and adhesive can you recommend?

    /Daniel

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    Search for "first surface mirror" and you'll find lots of vendors online. When I've needed to replace the mirrors on my bounce mirrors I've had good luck shopping at suppliers who sell mirrors for making kaleidoscopes. (E-bay is another good place to check.)

    It's been a while since I've bought any of those mirrors, but I remember an 8x10 inch mirror that was ~ 1/16th of an inch thick costing around 20 bucks or so.

    You can absolutely glue them in place over the top of your existing mirrors if you want. I'd suggest a 2-part epoxy (like JB-weld or JB-quick), but you could also use some double-sided foam tape adhesive (like the 3M/Scotch 414DC mounting tape).

    Adam

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    Thank you, I'll get some and try!

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