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Re: [APD] Re: ah supply reflectors
> Message: 8 Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:08:41 -0500 (EST) From: "Richard
> J. Sexton" <richard at aquaria_net> Subject: Re: [APD] Re: ah supply
> reflectors To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> At 08:30 PM 2/9/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>> Thank you!! That really looks promising. The shipping cost will
>> be much more than the cost of a foot of the mylar, but it might
>> still be reasonable. I understand you can glue mylar with ordinary
>> Elmer's white glue too.
> I'd use urethane glue. White glue gets too hard and brittle.
I'll second that. I think Elmer's is a casein glue that works well only
on porous substances, like wood. If the sheet doesn't come with an
adhesive backing, use a waterproof glue that doesn't require a solvent
to evaporate. [It won't, through mylar.]
BTW, there's a huge difference between aluminized mylar (99% of it) and
silvered mylar. It is the metal that counts, not the mylar substrate.
The price may give you a clue. The silver tarnishes quickly if not
sealed, so that product is much, much more expensive to make, for a
10-12% increase in reflectivity. Look for at least 95% guaranteed.
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