Mirrors


What is Colored Mirror?

Ready to freshen up your home’s interior? You’ve probably already thought about new paint, carpet and furniture. Maybe you’ve even looked into new windows and window treatments. But what about mirrors? You’re probably thinking, “Really? Mirror?” Are you envisioning outdated décor, complete with floor to ceiling mirror walls? Well, put those thoughts aside. We’re not […]

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The Case of Starphire Glass

The Glass Detective reflects on Starphire glass by discussing the benefits and drawbacks of using this high-definition mirror in your home. Read more to learn about low-e glass coatings, window film, and the resolution to the case of the Starphire glass.

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Why Your Sideview Mirror is Important (And Why You Should Fix It)

Damage to your vehicle can happen in many ways, and no part of your car is immune. Your sideview mirrors are critical in ensuring your safety and your effectiveness in driving. If one is broken, you should fix it as soon as possible. Read more here.

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Desilvering 101: What Causes Dark Edges Around Mirrors?

Are there dark spots along the edges or corners of your mirror? This is caused by something called de-silvering. Learn about the history of desilvering, how to fix it, and how to prevent it.

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Mirror Cleaning: What’s the Best Way to Do It?

Much like traditional glass, mirrors can get dirty and need to be cleaned. So when you need to clean a mirror, what’s the best way to do it?

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How Does a Mirror Work?

When you look into a mirror, you see your own image and your surroundings reflected back at you. But how many times have you tried to look at the mirror itself, and question how it works? If the answer is at least once, know you’re not alone. To figure out how a mirror works, it’s […]

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The 411 on Automotive Mirrors

Ever wondered why the phrase “objects may be closer than they appear” has been included on nearly all side view mirrors since the ‘70s? It may not happen as often as a crack or chip on your windshield does, but damage to side-view and rearview mirrors does happen—probably more frequently than we realize. Here’s the 411 on all things automotive mirrors.

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The Future of Auto Glass: Cars Without Mirrors?

The world is constantly becoming more technologically advanced, and your auto glass is no different. While your windshield has long been an important part of your vehicle’s safety system, its size and role are growing too, along with the rest of the glass in your vehicle.

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