A simple case for how to make a mirro


Cleaning glass

After cutting the glass according to the specifications, first rinse the front and back sides with tap water, and then apply the iron red powder with water on the side to be plated, wipe off the iron red powder after drying, and rinse with water. Then wipe the surface of the glass to be plated with a small amount of stannous chloride solution. After washing, rinse the remaining stannous chloride with water. Finally, rinse the glass with clean water (preferably distilled water).



Place the cleaned glass flat on a horizontal wooden frame or wooden strip, take one part of silver liquid and one part of reducing liquid, stir and pour it on. The liquid medicine should not run off. About 2 deciliters per square meter. After it gradually reflects the silver mirror on the glass, pour out the excess liquid medicine, rinse with water, and pour ten thousandths of the gelatin to dry. After it dries, apply a layer of iron red primer or other anti-rust paint on it to become a mirror.


Liquid formula

Silver liquid: 2500 ml of distilled water (cold water is also available), 25 grams of silver nitrate, 18.5 milliliters of ammonia (until it is clarified by chemical reaction).


Reducing liquid: 2500 ml of distilled water (cold water is also acceptable), 25 g of potassium sodium tartrate, the upper liquid is heated to clarify, and then 0.5% silver nitrate is added, and the liquid medicine is kept filtered for use.


Gelatin liquid: 1000ml water, 10g gelatin, steamed in water.


Add proper amount of banana water solution to iron red primer.


Written by Olivia Wang,from Sinoy Mirror Inc