Mirror Resilvering



 

History

 

product2.jpgThe chemical deposition of silver onto glass is a complex process, which can only be commercially performed within a specifically designed factory environment.

 

The process is labour intensive as the complete process is performed by hand.

 

Most glaziers throughout NY will accept mirrors for resilvering and will send them to our factory to have the resilvering work performed.

 

We will also deal directly with the public and offer a pick-up and delivery service from your home or work premises.

 

Mirror Resilvering Service has developed a glazing section called Seven Hills Glass and Glass7 which is able to supply the glass industry and domestic market with specialist mirrors such as safety mirrors (laminated and/or toughened mirrors), bevelled mirrors and antiques/decorative mirrors.

 

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Shapes:
Below are some of the many shapes you may select from for your glass needs:

 

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If the shape you need is not displayed we can probably still create it for you

 

Please contact us to verify that we can cut the shape you desire with either a drawing, picture or diagram of the shape. A pattern is required before we can cut the glass for you. This pattern is usually created from paper, wood and/or cardboard.

 

 

Fabrication:


We offer the following types of fabrication to accommodate for the many applications of mirror:

 

  • Cutting by Hand
  • Notches
  • Finger Pulls
  • Etching
  • Drilled Holes
  • Bismatic
  • Silvering Booth
  • Polish
  • Silver leaf
  • Paint
  • Drilling
  • Glue Chipping
  • Cutouts (Examples: light switches, electrical outlets, telephone jacks)
  • Beveling
  • Miter
  • V-groove
  • Laminate
  • Installation

Edgework:


This is the shaping or finishing of the edges of a glass surface, usually by grinding with an abrasive wheel.

 

Pencil Polished edge in a Satin finish (also available in clear finish) is the most common type of edgework on mirrors. Although this is not as common on mirrors as it is on glass. Beveled edges can also be applied to any of these edge finishes. 

 

See the Beveling section

 


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Beveling

 

This is the production, by abrasion, of a sloping edge on the glass sheet which is commonly used on mirror glass.

 

Beveling of mirror edges creates a very elegant and lavish appearance. It is often used for wall and vanity mirrors.

 

The beveling process uses diamond grinding wheels to remove a portion of the glass edge and then uses felt wheels and polishing compound to bring the edge to a shiny clear finish once again.

 

The finished look can really enhance the overall appearance of any project that uses glass or mirror. See our gallery of beautiful Beveled mirrors