Is acrylic mirror any good?
Acrylic mirrors are 17 times stronger than glass, meaning they can withstand and survive greater impacts, such as bangs, collisions or crashes well. Its strength makes acrylic mirror ideal for use where safety is a priority or where glass may crack or shatter.
Is acrylic mirror unbreakable?
We have a choice of two different plastic mirrors: acrylic mirrors and polycarbonate mirrors. Acrylic mirrors are 17 x stronger than glass; polycarbonate mirrors are stronger again and are unbreakable mirrors.
How long do acrylic mirrors last?
Acrylic also adapts well to different temperatures, so it’s great for a variety of applications in and around your home, or for commercial spaces. With the right care, acrylic mirrors can last in great condition for up to 20 years.
Are acrylic mirrors safe?
Acrylic mirror is lightweight, making it easy to manoeuvre and fix into place. It is impact resistant and shatterproof, perfect for using in areas where health and safety is a concern. They have easy to clean surfaces, that are less likely to stain or smear.
Can acrylic mirrors be cut?
Laser cutting machines can cut acrylic mirror by melting, burning or vaporizing the material. Laser cutting is exceptionably accurate and capable of cutting incredibly intricate designs from a CAD file. The laser cutting process leaves a nice smooth edge so further edge finishing is not necessary.
How do you clean acrylic mirrors?
To maintain the shining appearance of your acrylic mirror you need to clean it with care:
- Remove any dust particles using a lint-free cloth.
- Simply add a splash of mild liquid detergent to warm water, and gently wipe down with a chamois leather cloth for a streak free shine.
- Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the mirror dry.
Does acrylic yellow in the sun?
All plastics come from petroleum and natural gas. Sunlight, especially ultraviolet radiation, has a disastrous effect on most plastics. Acrylic (Plexiglas®, Lucite®, and Acrylite®) comes from natural gas and is completely inert when in solid form. American-made acrylic does NOT yellow in the sunlight.