View Full Version : Mirrored glass surfaces

Eric Trulson
01-11-2019, 02:19 PM
Hey all,

Does anybody know whether you can glue (with HXTAL, UV-cure glue, any of the usual glass adhesive suspects) a flat unmirrored glass surface to another flat glass surface which has been mirrored with silver nitrate?

I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work, but I've also never done any work with mirrored glass myself, so I figured I'd ask first.

chris Harman
01-11-2019, 05:42 PM
Are you trying to sandwich the mirroring in between the plates of glass?

The silver nitrate used in mirroring is usually very thin, and just sort of deposited on the surface, that's why you see the black-ish coating on the back to hold it in place, and not be scratched off the glass.

I would imagine you could lock it(the mirroring) in place from sandwiching another piece of plate glass on top of it.... a small test would probably be a good idea.

Tom Fuhrman
01-12-2019, 09:27 AM
yes it can be done. Many float glass installations have a mirrored surface as you see on many buildings. I've used this type of glass and laminated it with UV glues and had no problems. There is one artist from Hungary that I can't remember the name of now that uses this technique a lot in his sculpture.