We are all aware that some tasks demand special care to be completed successfully. One example is the coating of mirror film on the glass. So do you know how to apply mirror film to glass?
I mean, some of you may think it’s an easy job, but it’s not. Patience and precise hand movements are required.
So let us learn how to apply mirror film on glass without any wrinkles. For this, you are supposed to collect all these materials.
- Plastic card
- Measuring scale
- Mirror Film
- Water spray
Steps To Apply Mirror Film To Glass
With these steps, you can easily apply mirror film on glass:
Step 1: The first step is to cut the piece of film that will be coated. It will be easier to handle later if you cut the film slightly larger than the glass.
Cut the film
Step 2: It’s a smart option to clear the dust off your work area before applying the film. Static electricity on the film might gather dust and pull it off the table. It will then adhere to the film, causing permanent lumps beneath.
Clear the dust
Step 3: It’s a good idea to moisten your glass before adding the film. This delays the adhesive on the film from adhering immediately and allows you to push out the creases and bubbles. You can use a special spray for this, or you can simply use water with a little soap in it. Just make sure the water isn’t overly soapy.
Step 4: The adhesive side of the mirror film has a plastic coating that must be removed. Put a piece of tape on each side and pull them apart. You can now apply the film to the glass, adhesive side down.
Remove plastic coating
Step 5: Initiate by rubbing out the wrinkles and bubbles from the center. You can use your fingertips or a plastic card, but there is other equipment designed for this purpose.
Step 6: Trim the excess film from the edges while the film is still in place.
Trim the extra part
Step 7: And that’s how you can easily apply.
Mirror Film Applied To Glass
While applying the mirror film, you have to keep these two things in mind:
- Cut the mirror film carefully.
- Spray water efficiently so that there won’t be any chance of wrinkles.
Now that you have got the steps, it’s your time to try them. Hope now you have understood how to apply mirror film to the glass.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.