Author Topic: Mirror damage  (Read 2188 times)

rhram

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Mirror damage
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:40:41 AM »
I have a valuable antique with damage in the center of the field.  The damage is a scrape in the silvering approx 2 square inches.  Does anyone know how to repair this type of damage, or does anyone know of a place that performs this tupe of repair?

Thank you

Raul

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Re: Mirror damage
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 02:44:03 PM »
I have done three different types of mirror repair depending on what the customer wanted the finished mirror to look like. 1. You can gild the bad spot on the back of the mirror with silver foil like any other gilding. This will make the mirror look much better but won't totally hide the damage or repair. 2. If the frame is deep enough you can cut a new mirror the same size and shape as the old mirror and mount it behind the old one, this will make it look better but the damage will still show. 3. You can strip and re-silver the old mirror, every thing you need is available through Kwick Kleen on line. This will make the mirror look like brand new but will hurt the antique value of your piece.








rhram

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Re: Mirror damage
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 07:08:53 PM »
Thank you for the information

Raul