Front surface mirrors are the best type of mirror to use in kaleidoscopes. This mirror is coated on the front surface of the glass, which makes for an undistorted, highly reflective mirror with zero tint. These are great kaleidoscope mirrors for those reasons, and also feature an easy-peel protection for shipping. In a small area, such as a kaleidoscope, the colors are able to bounce to the viewing area without being contorted or fuzzy. In short, they will be crystal clear and beautifully brilliant!
This special type of kaleidoscope glass is also used in telescopes, copy machines and scanners at grocery stores. Our kaleidoscope mirrors are very high quality and are not like the standard mirrors that you use in your bathroom or other rooms of your home. These ‘A’ grade, 16” x 12” sheets are 1.25mm thick, or .0485” thick. We have proudly sold our front surface mirrors to 80 % of the esteemed kaleidoscope artists we represent, as well as to other contractors including, telescope manufacturers, and even for government contract needs!
We can ship 20 sheets of our excellent kaleidoscope glass in one well-foamed, well-packed box that is UPS shippable. A 20 sheet box of front surface mirrors weighs 21 lbs. The Box Dimensions are 19 x 16 x 7. We foam and carefully pack every box, and have successfully shipped in this box all over the USA and Mexico without incident! No returns are available on front surface mirror once it has been cut. We are unable to offer special cut sizes at this time.
The front Surface mirror Side is protected by the Blue netto easy to peel off material.
What is front Surface Mirror? This is a special mirror that is coated on the top surface of the glass unlike that used lets say in your bathroom. In a small environment like a kaleidoscope front surface mirror is highly desirable for its super reflective Qualities and non distorting Qualities. Almost all kaleidoscopes now days use front surface mirror. I am told Scanners like in Grocery stores and copy machines use front surface mirror as well as kaleidoscopes.
How do I cut First surface mirrors?
Cutting the front Surface Mirror. We do not cut mirrors for customers but we can offer these suggestions. Please cut Mirrors on an very flat surface. As our Front surface mirror is fairly thin we suggest a very flat surface free of debris or chips. We suggest attaching a straight edge such as a very straight board or better yet a straight metal bar to your work station or on a separate flat 2 by 2 foot plywood 1 good side surface and using a glass strip cutter. Such as this Glass Star model sold by stained Glass Supply Houses. http://www.delphiglass.com/mosaic-supplies/tools-supplies/glastar-circle-strip-cutter?source=froogle&gclid=CIWN2-_96bcCFfA7Mgodk3kAeQ Hope these tips help you off in the right direction. Great video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE4YUmZYWuU or http://youtu.be/sE4YUmZYWu
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