Gluing To Mirror

Doug Gemmell

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Customer wants to use a mirror as a "mat" on a 36 X 36" print that's been laminated to MDF (Colorplak). Thought about using 4 strips of mirror with bevels at the 45 degree angles where they come together. This would be a nice effect but sounds like an expensive pain.

Second thought is to bond the MDF onto the mirror so that approx. 3" of the mirror would show around the edges. The local mirror place said that Gunther's Mirror Bond may work. Has anyone had any luck with this sort of craziness?
Essentially gluing wood to glass.
 

FrameMakers

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Yes I have done mirrors like this.

Instead of angle corners consider 4 squares in the corners & 4 strips between the 4 squares. The trouble with mitered mirror edges is that they never seem to be at the right angle. I think this has to do with the edge grinding.

As to what adhisive I use mirror mastic. It is available at most glass shops aswell as Lowes or Home Depot.

Your second idea is very easy with the mastic. I just needs to dry overnight before you move it.
 

Doug Gemmell

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I like your idea of the squares and strips.

Thanks Dave!
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Mirror Mastic
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Or worser yet. Roll the back of the ColorPlak with Yes! paste and apply.

Just don't tell Ted I told you to do it.
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any PVA will work too.
 
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