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how do you make a mirror using a glass pain or a sheet of clear sheet of plaset arilick

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The ancient Egyptians made excellent mirrors out of metal. Why not try polishing some metal to a very high sheen? Much safer...
Goodhart9 years ago
Here is one way to do it... The glass to be silvered must be thoroughly cleaned as the least speck of dust, grease, dirt or finer marks will show and cause you trouble.

NOTE: extreme cation should be use when using chemicals. Read all manufactures labels and warning before using any chemicals.

Now that I read through this, I caution anyone doing any of this to be very cautious. The poster doesn't spell well, which doesn't mean they don't know what they are talking about, but it also doesn't make me very secure in what they wrote. This is from a site called Make Stuff
Hmm, I don't fancy all that malarkey - I'd rather just buy a mirror.
"Hmm, I don't fancy all that malarkey..." No abuse intended, but why are you on instructables with that attitude?
PKM wi_saint9 years ago
I would imagine Kiteman means he doesn't fancy difficult and potentially dangerous kitchen chemistry just to make a mirror- though he may not say it himself he is one of Instructables' biggest non-staff contributors and definitely not an armchair critic. The sheer diversity of topics on the site means we can't be into all of it, everyone has their own niche.
Kiteman PKM9 years ago
(Thanks, PKM.)

wi_saint: just click on my username to find out why I'm here.

To teach children how science works using only kite and kite parts?
;-)
It certainly would be easier :-)

We actually have an instructable however on a Front Surface mirror that is not too hard to make:

Front surface mirror instructable
kicker1098 years ago
why not just put an incredibly straight piece of foil behind glass or paint i silver with really good quality paint?
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