Seeking "metal" unbreakable mirror - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-26-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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Seeking "metal" unbreakable mirror

Does anyone know where one can get a metal or unbreakable mirror to put in a trailer? When I look up "metal mirror" I find all kinds of things that have metal frames...which isn't the point at all.

It really should be larger than 3 x 5 inches! (I found one of those for hiking, to use to reflect the sun to signal for a rescue--fascinating, but my face is a lot bigger than that. I need to be able to see if my hair needs combed or not.)

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:09 AM   #2
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I found this one at Dover:

Shatterproof Mirror | Dover Saddlery

It says it's shatterproof and measures 9x12!
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:55 AM   #3
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MCS 13 in. x 49 in. Framed Door Mirror in White-45385 - The Home Depot

Perfectly fit to bathroom door.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:58 AM   #4
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McMaster Carr out of Chicago Illinois sells unbreakable metal mirrors in various sizes .
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:11 AM   #5
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I have seen mirrors made from plexiglass. A home center should have some. Very strong but not metal.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:14 AM   #6
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I got my light weight plexi mirror at a glass shop and attached it with double sided tape.
When placing a mirror, keep in mind where the light is coming from. You want light on your face, or the mirror is useless. I have light coming from both sides.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:30 AM   #7
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Most glass shops will sell you acrylic mirror and will cut it to size.
I use these in my campers. You can glue or screw them on with glass mount kits or use double sided tape if you have a good surface to mount to!
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:46 AM   #8
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I have a sign shop & can get a metal mirror with near perfect reflection for $350 for a 4'x8' sheet. Alpolic metal is very sturdy & lasts for many years. I know you're saying "that's a lot of money & I don't need a full sheet". i will buy 1 & cut it to size if a couple people want to get together on one. I can also get a sheet of acrylic for a little less, I don't have any experience with the plastic one so I can't say how it will last other than acrylic gets brittle as it gets old (don't we all? Lol). Let me know if I can help
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:00 AM   #9
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Never thought about the issue, my trailer has a large glass mirror on the bathroom door and glass windows as well. No breakage so far(13years)
Coming up on 2X7years of good luck!
I'm not clear as to why it matters... even the mirrors in/on my tow vehicle are glass as well.
Besides you are only in the trailer when it is parked, which subjects you to about the same level of danger as having glass mirrors at home.

Come to think of it, you do live on the west coast... so maybe a moving trailer would be no different!
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The other glass you mention is likely tempered and unlikely to break easily. I have glass mirrors in my garden that haven't gone anywhere, but broke.
In addition, acrylic is much lighter than glass and can be attached with double-sided tape.
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Wow, thanks, everyone! I see there are more options and things to consider than I'd imagined. We took a glass mirror out of Peanut when we gutted it...Paul lost it in the turmoil or I'd have assumed it was safe enough and reinstalled it.


Good points about how car mirrors are glass...good size and price on that door mirror--13X49 for under $6!? Interesting offer about the sheet of $350 unbreakable mirror and willingness to cut and share...


At this point, I realize I can get a small mirror (with a metal frame or not, irrelevant!) and put it up where the sun does shine on my face, and it will probably do fine.


Thanks so much! Been fretting about this under my other thoughts for quite a while!


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Old 06-27-2017, 07:59 PM   #12
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Shower mirror

Shower mirrors are unbreakable. I got one at Home Depot in the bathroom accessories area. Some distort though so look at your face in it first.
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Shower mirror! Another good idea, thanks!
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