Mirror in metal frame?

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Mirror is glass treat it the same as glass and use a backing board in case the silver on the back of the mirror get scratched...
 

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You might want to have the edge of the mirror eased so it is less likely to chip, and you might want to line the frame with a felt tape (available from Specialty Tapes, their #S558 "Rabbet Guard II") to avoid metal to glass contact.
Edit: the felt also serves to "blacken" the inside lip of the rabbet so you doon't get the reflection of the lip, but with metal it might not be as important as with wood.
 

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Yesyesyes!!!

I LOVE the look of mirrors in metal frames. I love them even more if I can stack something interesting around the outside.

Wally, I've never tried the rabbet guard tape on metal frames. Is it tricky to fit into place?

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Originally posted by Kit:
Wally, I've never tried the rabbet guard tape on metal frames. Is it tricky to fit into place?
Actually, it might be easier and just as effective to line the edge of the mirror with the adhesive-backed felt. It'd be easier to slide the mirror in place; if the felt is lining the frame, the mirror corners might catch on the felt when you slide it in.
 

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Well, I didn't want to wait for an order of felt tape. (I'll get some so I have it on hand later.) But, I did think it was a good idea to line the rabbet. So, I took that rubber backing that is left over when you use the rubber bumpons and cut it into strips the size of the rabbet. I stuck those strips to the inside of the metal rabbet and it made a nice "not to think" cushion. Seems like it should do the trick nicely.

BTW, the mirror is actually a Budweiser/Coast Guard display mirror.

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Originally posted by Cliff Wilson:


BTW, the mirror is actually a Budweiser/Coast Guard display mirror.

Thanks,
I get images of hoisting a Clydesdale from a stormy sea...Budweiser & The Coast Guard....somehow I thought them more the Heineken type.
 

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Wally, Apparently Budweiser puts out a series of "Salute to the ..." The gentleman had Army, Navy, and Marines with metal frames and just acquired the Coast Guard one, but it came with an Oak frame so he is changing it to match.

This one actually has a picture of a large bear (their mascot?) with a blanket draped on it's back that has the Coast Guard emblem on it. Not bad looking with Red, White and Blue with a flag impression in the background.
 
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