Some more customers mirrors February 29, 2016 13:23
Here are some pics from some customers who have made mirrors. These mirrors are bigger, and so he made more support beams in the middle.
Testimonials August 17, 2015 12:12
Testimonial from Sears/loss prevention:
We wanted to thank you and give you a small testimonial.
As you know from our orders, we are the loss Prevention team in a large
retail store. While we do have a camera system installed, we pride ourselves
in our ability to catch shoplifters walking the floor. The mirrors that our
store traditional use come in boxes of 2 and cost $80 a box. After reading
your website, we decided to take the chance to see if the mirror sheeting
could be used as a cheaper alternative. After some trial and error, we can
tell you they work beautifully. We stretched the sheeting across our ceiling
tiles and they work just as well as regular mirrors!
We 1st bought the 1 mil to try out, but the 1 mil didn't want to hold
the stretch well and had a cloudy look in the ceiling.
We have since ordered and LOVE the 2 mil sheeting. For the price and
the quality of reflection, we didn't even bother trying the 5 mil. If it
wasn't for the slight line of tape showing on the edges, people would never
be able to tell it was not a "real" mirror. We were able to install over 70
mirrors in our ceiling, saving us over $2,600, from ordering the traditional
Our District Manager is also in awe of your product and the word is
being spread to our other stores. So hopefully they follow suit and more
orders come your way.
Thank you again, and best of luck in the future.
Dear Neil and Sheri,
Thanks for the roll 2 mil double coated reflective Mirror Sheeting.
I applied it to a 1 meter (very slightly oblong) satellite dish.
Be advised that a 1 Meter parabolic dish so Coated is a very powerful instrument. Treat it with respect as it could easily damage objects and humans. In theory, if your dish is well-shaped, and you hit the focal point correctly, you could 'weld-out' a hole in whatever cooking vessel you are attempting to use. NEVER ATTEMPT TO TEST THE SWEET-SPOT OF THE DISH WITH ANY BODY PART (YOURS OR ANYONE ELSE'S) Things like large, black painted, pieces of card-board attached to some kind of non-reflective stick should be used until you have a very, very good idea of what the power of your particular set-up is.
Mine brought about a half-gallon of water from about 70 degrees to boiling in about 35 minutes. This occurred at two hours before astronomical-noon, on Aug. 3 (Cross-quarter between summer-solstice / autumnal-equinox. )
The pan itself began to immediately smolder (Old cooking oil burning off) before I added the water.
Here are my coating instructions (roughly)
Prepare the dish :
Mine was a wire mesh with 'bumpily' plastic all over it.
1. Wash, scrub, rinse and dry the dish.
2. Apply two coats of sandable primer. (each coat goes down just thick enough to appear wet and is allowed to dry about 25 mins before the next coat.)
3. Allow 24 - 48 hours for the primer to dry.
4. Wet sand the paint (Approx. 400 grit wet/dry paper)
5. Allow water to dry. (probably an hour or so.)
6. Repeat 2 - 6 until the 'bumpier' are gone. (filled in by the primer.)
Cut several 3-4" wide strips of the Mirror Sheeting.
Partition the dish:Using a thin coat of basic Elmer's glue, apply strips of the Mirror Sheeting (cut to an appropriate length -- save the scraps) so as to partition the dish into 8 pie shaped triangles. Use a wall paper edge roller gently to smooth out the bubbles. While not worrying too much about glue-slop along the edges of the Mirror Sheeting (we'll dab these up later), try to be kind of neat.
Edge the dish:
Add 8 strips along the outside perimeter of the pie-shaped pieces so as to make 8 triangles.
I generally overlapped by less than half an inch. (Closer to a quarter)
Fill in each of the triangles with still more strips cut to size.
Get rid of the glue slop:
I found that a slightly damp handiwipe in one hand followed immediately by a Kleenex used to buff and dry in the other seemed to work. (Karate Kid, "Wax on, Wax Off". The idea here is to not go deep. Only to 'lick', the glue off of the surface. Pushing too hard tends to scratch and discolor the silver coating. You will need to rinse and ring out your handi-wipe often as it fills with glue. Be patient. I did two passes. One to pull the heavy stuff, and then one for the details, polishing.
Allow the glue to dry / set up.
One day, hopefully, I'll be sending along pictures.
Richard R. Kusaba
Hi again, Niel and Sheri,
My oven itself is now done; just needs a couple of minor enhancements;
and some paint. The last picture shows what it looks like with your
reflective foil: www.williamgbecker.com/MakeSolarOven.html.
It reaches a steady 400 degrees while cooking the pot of beans you see
Testimomial for mirrorsheeting used in Art.
Hi! I'm not sure if you remember me. I ordered about 6 months ago and I live in Australia. You took the time to Skype with us and ship the mylar next day delivery to LA so I could use it in my art project. You can use what I write below for a review on the site
Dear Nielsen Enterprises,
I have just finished the project and could not be happier with your product!
It suited my purpose perfectly. The Mylar itself was indistinguishable next to a mirror.
When compared to similar products such as mirrored perspex or mirrored stainless steel, Mylar is far superior in it's reflective quality.
The product is easy to handle, lightweight and durable if handled well.
Everyone who viewed my sculptures with the Mylar attached were in awe at how reflective and perfect the product was.
Further, the service and helpful nature of Neil and Sherry made my experience one I have nothing but positives to rave about.
Below are some pictures of the Mylar I had cut out with a scalpel and glued onto wood blocks I made for my art project.
Many thanks again for your help and for providing such a quality product at such an affordable price!