Went to a house and the mirror looked ruined after I put it back in place. Im not sure if it was already like that. But if you notice imperfections behind the glass on mirrors that distorts their appearance that is what was left on this particular mirror. The whole house was walls of mirros and on one particular wall was a large custom hung mirror with black and clear mirrors overlapping in a fancy display can’t explain and I looked online to see if I could upload a link but I couldn’t.
So basically here is the issue… I wonder… Is it possible to distort the appearance of mirrors by putting pressure on them by holding them in your hands laying them on beds and holding them to hang it back in place. Or is it more likely I just didn’t notice it before I started. Mind you this is a very expensive mirror and medium size mirror and the distortion appears to be coming from the glass not the backing but I can’t tell. Your considerate thoughts are appreciated.
Interesting do you take it down to clean it?
So basically here is the issue… I wonder… Is it possible to distort the appearance of mirrors by putting pressure on them by holding them in your hands laying them on beds and holding them to hang it back in place. Or is it more likely I just didn’t notice it before I started. Mind you this is a very expensive mirror and medium size mirror and the distortion appears to be coming from the glass not the backing but I can’t tell. Your considerate thoughts are appreciated.[/QUOTE]
… Most likely you just didn’t see it at first. Pressure might shift the backing which could tweak the mirror just enough to distort it. The mirror glass itself will flex a tad but it won’t hold that by itself.
Yes. The walls were mirrors and there were two wholes cut out of the wall for hooks to hang the custom mirror. So I took it down so I could clean behind it too.
So are you saying its likely I may have distorted it by holding it? It looks like there are ribbons of distortion is the best way to explain it where I would have held it with my hands.
I’ve never heard of mirrors being distorted by getting picked up
I just want to be sure I didn’t do it but I only noticed it after the fact.
What worries me is, did/will [B]they[/B] notice it after the fact?
I can hear it now… “gee, it wasn’t like that before you cleaned it.”
- People tend to miss the many imperfections in their life, until they are given a reason to actually discover them. :rolleyes:
I mean they didnt say anything about it but I wonder that too. Thats why I was asking if anyone has ever seen this before.
Worked in a window/ glass/mirror shop cutting for a long time
No you can NOT DISTORT the mirror just by picking it up
You can scratch the backing on the hanging hooks if not careful.
Of the mirror is OLD it can have distortions or flaws in it or through it.
Or if it is a POORLY made mirror ( I. E . Preframed mirrors brought from a store) these use low quality distorting glass to be made.
Always try to put removed mirrors on carpet.
If they didnt say anything then it’s probably not your fault.
I have been doing mirror work for 18 years. The distortions are not from handling. I had to cut a bad spot out of a brand new sheet of mirror this morning. Mirror quality has went down in the last 2 decades.
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I feel ya REDBUD
I have pulled out a sheet of mirror, cut it down to specs, only to find a fisheye (black spec in mirror for all you non glass cutters)
and have to recut it!!! ERRRR!!!
And i do agree… The quality has gone down, or maybe they are hireing lousey Q.C. people…
I ve had TERIBLE quality issues with I.G.'s too…