fusing mirror

fusing mirror

Post by Sylvia Hannig » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Two questions about mirror.
Can you kiln fire mirror at low temperatures, i.e. slumping, firing
decals etc., without the silvering or the paint melting off?
Can you de-silver mirror in selective areas, such as if you wanted a
circular mirrored area with a clear border?
If anyone can e-mail me steps to silver mirrors it would be appreciated.

Thanks

Randy Hannigan

 
 
 

fusing mirror

Post by Ron Ternow » Fri, 26 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> Two questions about mirror.
> Can you kiln fire mirror at low temperatures, i.e. slumping, firing
> decals etc., without the silvering or the paint melting off?

No.

Quote:
> Can you de-silver mirror in selective areas, such as if you wanted a
> circular mirrored area with a clear border?
> If anyone can e-mail me steps to silver mirrors it would be appreciated.

Armour Products makes a product called Strip Silver which is a two-step
process for doing what you want. An aerosol product strips off the paint,
and a liquid subsequently removes the silver. You can mask the back of
your mirror with contact paper and cut out the area you want to strip. You
should be able to get it at your local stained glass supply store.