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Recommendations For Using SilverCoats™

Mirror calls for a little extra care when used in stained glass projects, and SilverCoats are no different. You want to protect the silver coating from chipping during construction and from deterioration over time. Either avoid grinding or use a special mirror bit on your grinder (Mika ME-5F or ME-6F). If it’s a copper-foil project, remove flux and patina as soon as possible. Then, remember to use a sealant. Your supplier stocks these inexpensive shellacs (Sprayway Mirror Edge Sealant is a popular brand). Follow the instructions, lightly spraying the edges and back surface of cut pieces. These little precautions will assure that your SilverCoats stay looking brilliant in your projects.