Mirror Glass repair

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Mirror Glass repair

Post by stoxman22 »

I have done what I think is a "not too bad" repair on the mirror glass of my Duo Mat.
The mirror was missing between the playfield and between the green pinstripes.
I used Rust-oleum spray.
I cleaned the area with car brake cleaner on a cotton bud to ensure it was spotless from grease then masked with very low tack masking tape so I didn't pull off any other mirror or pinstripe and sprayed, or more like dusted, several coats of the finish on the area. It's not as new but a good patch up.
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Re: Mirror Glass repair

Post by treefrog »

Well looks good, but not seeing the before I cannot workout how bad it was or maybe that is the point. !THUMBS!
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Re: Mirror Glass repair

Post by badpenny »

I used Rust-oleum Mirror Effect spray to repair the concave reflector mirror on a World War II battleship searchlight.
It was about 2 feet diameter and did a fair job.
I ended up using a much less powerful bulb than the M.O.D. designed it for.
1) I didn't need to blind the occupants of an enemy ship's bridge at 5 miles.
2) The paint was unlikely to survive the heat generated, even with the industrial sized heat sinks attached to the brass body.

If you know how to Rattley Can properly and there's not a hot bulb backing onto it, then give it a try.

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