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Re: Reflector Material

3M made (and discontinued) a reflective silvered mylar ("Silverlux") with 
adhesive back that was as good as the Miro or better, and way more useful 
for different designs.

Since that disappeared, I have seen no US replacement that would come 
close to the AH reflectors in design or effectiveness. While AH Supply 
operates like a really good company, facing severe competition, they 
really do seem to have the market to themselves, right now.

Sooner or later, a competitor will appear, but the AHS current level of 
customer service and general behaviour is going to make it very rough for 
that newbie to succeed, IMO.


PS. For quickie small jobs, the potato-chip bags with silvered lining work 
surprisingly well as hood liners, as do compact disks cut to fit. Both are 
better than plain aluminum, IMHO.

> Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 12:57:44 -0600
> From: "Colin Anderson" <colin_anderson at gticalgary_ca>
> Subject: Reflector Material
> Hi Everyone,
> I'm curious what people are using as reflective material when they purchase
> the compact fluorescent retrofit kits available.  I'm in the middle of a
> project and I'm having a hard time finding something similar to the MIRO
> aluminum used by AHSupply.  Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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