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To REcoat Or REfigure

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Posted by Rick Crockett on October 3, 2000 17:30:37 UTC

I am fairly sure that there was nothing in the Krylon that caused you problem so you need to fiqure out what it was in your cleaning solution.

If your mirror had an organic overcoat the vapor could have attacked it but that is unlikely. The use of acetone or XYLENE should remove all polymer coatings and left bare metal. I don`t believe this is your problem.

I go back to the salts. You haven`t said if you used other than distilled water or something that draws water and salt from the air. A strong base or acid can do both as well as react with the metal to make a salt. If light comes through the blotched areas you want to recoat. If light does not come through or no more so than the unaffected areas, then there is one last attemp you might try. That is to briefly use a salts remover such a CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust. Do this only if your next step was to recoat anyway as this may take your whole coating.

In my previous post, I mentioned how to determine the need to refigure. REcoating is going to cost a lot less.

If you are determined to refigure, why not try doing it for yourself? If you can`t get the hang of it then you can send it off.

-Rick

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