THE PROCESS

The Convex Mirror Company's fabrication process starts with the manufacturing of the glass lens. The lens is moulded into shape by the use of heat. The silvering process starts with a thorough clean of the glass- removing grease. We then sensitise the glass in order to create a chemical bond between the glass lens and the silver. This enables the silver to adhere to the glass in a uniform manner. The silver layer is then thinned by hand. Backing paint is applied to the reverse of the mirror which creates the unique hand-silvered antique distressed appearance.

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