mirror repair


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Old 04-22-02, 11:29 AM
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mirror repair

On the front of my bathroom medicine cabinet, there is a "frameless" beveled mirror. Over the years, the reflective coating along the very outside edge of the mirror has worn off(where one's hand would open the cabinet). This is not a large area, but I would like to "touch" up this area, so that it looks neater, with the relfective coating. Right now the edge is just "see through" glass. Does this product even exist?
 
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Old 04-22-02, 09:40 PM
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Resilvering mirrors

There are companies that specialize in resilvering of mirrors but this is very expensive. Having a new piece of mirror cut for the medicine cabinet might be an option, but a regular mirror will not withstand the moisture and humidity conditions and exposure to body oils and soils from hands. Quality bathroom mirrors have protective backings and ground and sealed edges to protect them from moisture. The best option is to replace the cabinet in a style that does not require having to touch the mirror. There is no touch up paint for mirrors. It takes at least 4 different chemicals to resilver a mirror, and depending on the price of silver, the price would be cost prohibitive for your size project. Companies that resilver mirrors tend not to sell these products.
 
 

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