FAQs about Acrylic Mirror Sheet

Q. Can you thermoform Acrylic Mirror?

A. No, the plastic must be formed first and then mirrorized.

Q. Can acrylic mirror be heat bent?

A. Yes, however, the mirror may blush at the bend especially when exposed to prolonged heat. Try samples for testing.

Q. How much does the optical clarity of acrylic mirror differ from that of glass mirror?

A. The reflective quality is better in acrylic mirror but the image may appear warped in larger sheet sizes when not properly mounted.

Q. Will U.S. Plastic cut sheets to size?

A. Yes, we can cut sheets to size. For a quote please contact our quotes department at quotes@usplastic.com with the sizes that that you need.

Q. What are the differences in polycarbonate and acrylic mirror?

A. Polycarbonate material is more impact resistant than acrylic, but acrylic mirror generally has better clarity than the polycarbonate mirror.

Q. Is acrylic mirror safe for use in outdoor applications?

A. No, we do not recommend it for outdoor use. It does not hold up well to the extremes of the outdoors.

Q. How can you prevent scratches in the paint backing from showing through the front?

A. Minor scratches can be repaired on the backside by applying a small amount of argent (silver metallic) paint over the scratch.

Q. What is the reflectivity of acrylic mirror?

A. Approximately 85 to 90%.

Q. How do you mount acrylic mirror?

A. Mount to a smooth, rigid flat backing such as 5/8" or 3/4" plywood. The surface should be coated with a high quality paint or sealant to cover pockets and seal out moisture. Next, cover surface with mastic or adhesive. Another option is to drill oversized holes and hold it to the wall using screw fasteners. Do not over tighten as doing so may cause warping and distortion.

Q. What adhesive is recommended?

A. We suggest our 3M™ 560 Adhesive Sealant. Please follow your adhesive supplier's directions for gluing.

Article Title:
FAQs about Acrylic Mirror Sheet
Article Summary:
Answers to common questions about clear acrylic mirror.
Article Date:
5/23/2008
Article ID:
424
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