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Making mirrors


#1

This isn’t exactly a jewelry making question.

One of my customers is an antique store. The owner gives me lots of
challenging pieces to repair/restore.

She’s asked me to re-silver a small, antique mirror.

I know how to make and use silver nitrate to silver a mirror (in
theory) and I’ve successfully mirrored the insides of Pyrex beakers
in my testing of the method, but I’m wondering what type/kind of
paint to use to cover the back of the newly silvered mirror.

Anyone have a clue for me?

Paf Dvorak


#2

Krylon Looking glass spray paint…10-12 bucks a can. spray on clen
dry reverse side of glass. easy- no precious metals wasted no mercury
gilding necessary. done in a half hour…


#3
Krylon Looking glass spray paint..10-12 bucks a can. spray on clen
dry reverse side of glass. easy- no precious metals wasted no
mercury gilding necessary. done in a half hour.. 

It’s not a matter of “wasting” precious metals, it’s a matter of
authenticity.

And no mercury is involved with silver nitrate anyway.

Paf Dvorak


#4

I used to do stained glass, and I remembered seeing paints made
specifically to cover and protect glass gilding.

A quick google search found this site:
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80y3

Kathy Johnson
featheredgems.com